Alicia, Beyoncé and Katy rise up

Just like many parts of the world, the U.S. of A. today is in the midst of a Coronavirus pandemic of unimaginable proportion......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarJun 30th, 2020

Katy Perry belts ‘Rise’ and ‘Roar’ at Democratic convention

Katy Perry sparkled in a slinky, silver dress Thursday as she belted her new song "Rise" and her signature "Roar" for an audience of Democratic delegates waving their glowing cellphones......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsJul 29th, 2016

WATCH: Katy Perry releases inspirational Olympic theme 'Rise'

MANILA, Philippines - Athletes heading to Rio de Janeiro next month have a new anthem to hype themselves up after Katy Perry's new single "Rise" was released straight to Apple Music and iTunes on Thursday, July 14. The song will be used as part of NBC's c.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2016

Asia stocks rise as recovery signs offset lockdowns

The developments helped offset a worrying spike in infections in the US, which has led to the reimposition of containment measures that could slow recovery in the world’s top economy, and warnings of worse to come. Hong Kong led the gains on reopening after a one-day break, despite concerns about a new security law imposed […] The post Asia stocks rise as recovery signs offset lockdowns appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News17 hr. 39 min. ago

Task force: SAF a solution to Cebu City residents failure to follow health protocols

"The continuous rise of COVID-19 cases in Cebu City is attributed to the complacency of local residents for their failure to observe the basic minimum health safety protocols such as wearing of face masks, observance of the proper physical distancing, avoiding unnecessary travels and staying at home as much as possible," the task force said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

Gov t mishandling led to fast rise in Philippine virus cases

Gov't 'mishandling' led to fast rise in Philippine virus cases The Phnom Penh Post.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

Price spikes not expected

The cost of goods will rise but within manageable levels, the country’s top banker announced on Tuesday. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno said the government is looking at June inflation to settle within the 1.9 to 2.7 percent range, coinciding with the government’s 2 to 4 percent target. The latest projection by […] The post Price spikes not expected appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

Globe esports team signs wellness expert as new conditioning coach

The global esports market has seen a steady rise through the years, with followers spending 6.6 billion hours watching content in 2018. While physical games have been brought to a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an opportunity for esports to thrive. Per Twitch Tracker,, an app that monitors audiences on the gaming live stream platform, 56 million hours are watched daily from more than one million streamers......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020

Japan jobless rate up, available jobs in worst plunge since 1974

Japan's unemployment rate rose to 2.9 percent in May, official data showed Tuesday, the third consecutive monthly rise as the coronavirus pandemic takes its toll on the world's number-three economy......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020

Cebu City looms as new COVID epicenter — Año

Cebu City is “more likely” to be the new epicenter of coronavirus disease 2019 contagion in the country as COVID-19 infections continue to rise, the Department of the Interior and Local Government said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020

10 things that make Alyssa Valdez phenomenal

Alyssa Valdez has arguably made the biggest impact in Philippine volleyball.   Her skills, passion and charisma endeared her to volleyball supporters, purists or casual fans, from all walks of life. She brings energy and leadership to every team that she’s joined. Valdez draws a huge crowd every time she plays. Valdez is the poster girl of the sport that for years struggled to draw mainstream attention in a nation which considers basketball as its biggest sporting event. The 27-year old pride of San Juan, Batangas is the face of local volleyball. So on her birthday today, let’s look at some of the things that makes the Phenom really phenomenal.   Two-time UAAP women’s champion Valdez is Ateneo de Manila University’s undisputed Queen Eagle. Talks about the Lady Eagles’ breakthrough championship will not be complete without the mention of her name. After two years of bridesmaid finishes, Ateneo bagged its first-ever UAAP title in 2014 after beating the thrice-to-beat De La Salle University in four games in the Finals despite leading a young band of Lady Eagles playing under the new system of Thai coach Tai Bundit. The following year, Ateneo, with Valdez at the helm, retained its crown in a tournament-sweeping fashion.      Three-time UAAP Most Valuable Player Her skills during her collegiate career stood out among her peers. Valdez’s effort was rewarded with three Most Valuable Player awards in Season 76, Season 77 and in her last playing year in Season 78 in 2016. She also pocketed the Season 76 Finals MVP award.   Young phenom Valdez didn’t build her reputation overnight. It was her hard work and effort that brought her where she is right now. She was still a diamond in the rough when she was recruited by University of Sto. Tomas in a regional meet. But the Espana-based squad polished Valdez into a real gem of a player. Valdez, backed by a powerful lineup that featured the likes of Kim Fajardo and Jaja Santiago, won three straight UAAP girls’ titles and in the process collected three season MVPs. She was also named UAAP high school athlete of the year twice.        National team mainstay With her talents, dedication and good work ethics, Valdez has been a mainstay with the national team. Her first tour of duty was in 2008 when she represented the country in the Asian Youth Championship held in Pasig City. She joined the PHI Team in the 2014 FIVB Southeast Asian Zone qualifier in Vietnam. In 2015, she donned the tricolors for the Asian U-23 Championship and on the same year saw action in the country’s return in the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore after a decade of absence. Since then Valdez participated in the 2017 Kuala Lumpur and 2019 Manila SEA Games. She also took part in the 2017 Asian Senior Women’s Championship and the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games.     2015 SEA Games flagbearer Valdez also carries the honor as being the first-ever volleyball player to become the PHI flag-bearer in the SEA Games. She marched holding the national color in front of Team Philippines during the traditional parade of nations inside the OCBC Arena in the 2015 Singapore SEA Games.   Accomplished commercial league star She has been collecting commercial league titles since high school starting from the Shakey’s Girls Volleyball League. Valdez was also successful in the different conferences of the defunct V-League, racking up championships and individual accolades. In the Premier Volleyball League, she powered Creamline to three titles including a sweep of the Season 2 Reinforced and Open Conferences in 2018. She won three conference MVP awards.      Import abroad International leagues took notice of Valdez’s talents and charm so it’s not surprising that she landed offers to play abroad. Valdez played as an import in Thailand for 3BB Nakornnont from 2016 to 2017. After her stint in Thailand, Valdez flew to Taiwan to play for Attack Line.   Host, Actress, TV personality Valdez is a regular fixture in different sports shows in ABS-CBN S+A. She’s a host, courtside reporter and a game analyst.   Valdez also had a few showbiz stints. She appeared in some Kapamilya teleserye including a cameo in ‘And I Love You So’ in 2016 alongside Julia Barretto and Miles Ocampo and in the movie ‘My Letters to Happy’ with by TJ Trinidad and Glaiza De Castro.    Aside from her TV and movie career, Valdez is also one of the most recognizable athlete product endorsers.   Social media influencer She is also one of the most popular Filipino athlete on social media. As of posting, Valdez has 1.9 million Twitter followers, 1.3 million followers on Instagram and her YouTube channel has more than 76,000 subscribers.   Featured in the Olympics Channel website While the likes of Sisi Rondina, Jaja Santiago and Bryan Bagunas were featured in the FIVB website, Valdez’s impact on Philippine Volleyball was highlighted in a feature article in no less than the Olympic Channel website. The article touched about her humble beginnings to her meteoric rise and why she is regarded as the nation’s brightest star in the sport. These are just some of the things take make Valdez a true pride of our nation in the sport Happy birthday, Alyssa!.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 29th, 2020

Bishop condemns yet another tree massacre in Baguio City

Catholic Bishop Victor Vendico of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baguio urged to oppose the mass killings of fully grown healthy trees to pave way for high-rise commercial buildings......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 29th, 2020

Mandaue City’s COVID cases now at 761

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 in Mandaue City are still on the rise. From having only 25 cases on Saturday, the city logged 35 cases of the infection on Sunday, June 28, 2020. Its COVID-19 cases now total to 761. The new cases come from Barangays Pagasabungan – 6, Subangdaku […] The post Mandaue City’s COVID cases now at 761 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2020

Senators: Gov’t ‘mishandling’ led to fast rise in PH virus cases

MANILA, Philippines — The World Health Organization (WHO) report that the Philippines had the fastest rise in new coronavirus cases in the Western Pacific region in the past two weeks was the result of the government’s “mishandling” of the pandemic, several senators said on Sunday. “Something is very wrong,” Senate President Vicente Sotto III said […] The post Senators: Gov’t ‘mishandling’ led to fast rise in PH virus cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2020

Pandemic leads to rise in Canada fatal drug overdoses

A homeless Canadian with a drug addiction, Luc Laplante has lost three friends---Dave, Emily, and Pat---to opioid overdoses in the last three months of the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 28th, 2020

FIBA: Norwood puts up powerhouse group for his Asian All-Star team

After Jimmy Alapag, Gabe Norwood is the next Gilas Pilipinas legend to name his Asian All-Star team. [Related: FIBA: Coach Jimmy Alapag has 3 Gilas players in Asian All-Star team] But unlike Alapag, Norwood gave it a little twist and decided not to include any Filipino players on his team. On top of Gabe's lineup are Hamed Haddadi and Nikkah Bahrami, the power duo at the forefront of Iran's rise as a regional powerhouse. Lebanese star Fadi El Khatib also has a spot on Norwood's super team.         View this post on Instagram                   "If I could, I'd probably go with a straight #Gilas ???????? lineup but I'll change it in terms of not putting any Gilas members on," ???? @gnorwood5 . #FIBAAsiaCup A post shared by FIBA Asia Cup | Basketball (@fibaasiacup) on Jun 26, 2020 at 8:42am PDT "Definitely, Fadi and Nikkah are on there, hands down. Haddadi's on there," Norwood told the FIBA Asia Cup. Norwood's point guard spot belongs to Japan's Makoto Hiejima while Jordan's Zaid Abbas completes the five. "I was a fan of Hiejima. I think he's a really good player and somebody that I think is underrated in terms of in Asia," Gabe said. "One more, I'll go with Abbas from Jordan. I think he could still dunk from the free-throw line right now. I don't know how old he is but he's just a special talent," Norwood said.     — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 28th, 2020

Cyberattacks on the rise as world works from home

In the past few months, COVID-19 has put the entire world on the fast track towards a digital economy, with digital payments becoming essential services. In a recent press briefing, PayPal officials said that online transactions are up 20 percent year-over-year, with branded transactions increasing by over 43 percent, or more than double the pre-COVID levels in January and February......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 28th, 2020

WHO: PH has fastest rise in virus cases in Western Pacific

MANILA, Philippines — In nearly two weeks, the Philippines had the fastest rise in coronavirus cases in the Western Pacific region, more than three times that of Singapore which is battling a second wave of infection. Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) showed that the country has logged 8,143 new cases since June 16, […] The post WHO: PH has fastest rise in virus cases in Western Pacific appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2020

Pinoys warned against racist attacks

The Philippine Embassy in Washington on Saturday advised Filipinos in the United States to observe caution amid the rise in the cases of racial abuse against Asians. These attacks, the Embassy said, were mostly triggered by the global spread of the new coronavirus which originated from the continent. In a statement, the Embassy reminded Filipinos […] The post Pinoys warned against racist attacks appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 27th, 2020

Gov’t further eases GCQ restrictions

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) is further easing restrictions in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) despite COVID-19 cases continuing to rise. The IATF again revised the general guidelines for GCQ to allow visits to cemeteries and open memorial parks for a group not exceeding 10 people, who […] The post Gov’t further eases GCQ restrictions appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2020

Market drops; banks lead decline

Share prices declined for the third straight day Thursday on track with the rest of Asia as a sharp rise in fresh virus infections in the United States and elsewhere sparked a hard sell-off in equities, following hefty losses on Wall Street and in Europe......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 26th, 2020