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Besieged: The Filipino middle class

My childhood memories tend to be a patchwork of pulsating sentiments and innocent joys. These “East of Eden” days were also punctuated by tragedies and traumas, beginning with the 1990 earthquake in my hometown of Baguio. But if there is one thing that defined my formative years the most, it was what one may call […] The post Besieged: The Filipino middle class appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerFeb 23rd, 2021

Government considering providing free masks to poor FIlipinos — Leachon

"We think the poor don't behave but if they can't even buy food, what more masks? They want to wear masks, we have to provide access. We should shoulder the cost of the masks, particularly for the urban poor, because the middle class and upper class can afford it," Leachon said in a mix of English and Filipino......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 17th, 2020

The NOT To-Do List When Travelling Overseas

Filipinos are among the top travelers in Asia according to a survey conducted by VISA. Based on their survey findings, the rising number of Filipino travelers reflects the growing middle-class population of the Philippines. Despite getting hailed as among the most well-traveled in the region, Filipinos are also the most frugal travelers in the world […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 15th, 2020

‘It’s a stupid fight’ - Bob Arum says GGG fight could be dangerous for Manny Pacquiao

Add Top Rank Boxing boss Bob Arum to the list of people who aren’t too keen on seeing Manny Pacquiao go up to 160-pounds.  The former long-time Pacquiao promoter shared his thoughts on the rumours of the Filipino eight-division boxing world champion wanting to possibly rule over a ninth weight class and challenge reigning IBF and IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin.  “It’s a stupid fight,” Arum told Daily Mail UK's sports arm Sportsmail. 'I know Golovkin appears to be over the hill, but it’s a fight that could be very dangerous for Pacquiao.” At 38-years of age, Kazakhstan’s Golovkin (40-1-1, 35 KO) isn’t much younger than the 41-year old Pacquiao, but what makes ‘GGG’ a very dangerous matchup for the smaller Pinoy is his size and his power.  While Pacquiao may possess a speed advantage, Golovkin has a tremendous chin and his knockout power is likely unlike anything that Pacquiao has seen in his career.  Arum adds that even at welterweight, Pacquiao is already on the smaller side.  “He isn't even a welterweight really let alone a middleweight. His best fighting weight is 140, at 147 I think he’s pretty much outsized by all the good welterweights,” said Arum.  Pacquiao’s long-time coach and trainer Freddie Roach also expressed his concerns about the Filipino boxing icon going up to 160-pounds.  Pacquiao has once again become a popular dream-fight target following his 2019 performances, especially against the erstwhile-undefeated Keith Thurman.  Pacquiao, who was older than Thurman by a full decade during their July encounter, showed that he could still compete with the division’s best as he outboxed and outpointed the American for 12 rounds to capture the WBA (Super) Welterweight Championship.  Arum believes however, that the Thurman win can’t be considered a barometer for Pacquiao’s performance.  “I know he fought Keith Thurman, who had lost his desire to fight and had been out so long, but he would have a real test against Terence Crawford or Errol Spence, guys like that,” Arum stated.  “Maybe he could beat them, I don’t know. He thinks he can, but to go up any higher would be silly,” he added.  Arum previously discussed a possible welterweight superfight between Pacquiao and Crawford and hopes to be able to bring that to the Middle East......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 15th, 2020

Tulungan ang lahat sa gitna ng COVID-19 crisis: Middle class ‘wag iwan sa ere – Bong Go

Manila, Philippines – Kasunod ng ekstensyon ng enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) sa buong Luzon, sinegundahan ni Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go ang apela ng local officials, civic organizations at entrepreneurs sa pamahalaan na bigyan din ng tulong at huwag naman iwan sa ere ang mga tinatawag na middle class Filipino families sa gitna ng kasalukuyang […] The post Tulungan ang lahat sa gitna ng COVID-19 crisis: Middle class ‘wag iwan sa ere – Bong Go appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsApr 9th, 2020

Go backs support for middle class

In light of the extension of the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon, Sen. Bong Go echoed the appeal of local officials, civic organizations and entrepreneurs to the government to also provide aid to middle class Filipino families amid the current coronavirus disease 2019 emergency......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 8th, 2020

More Filipino middle class, millennials investing in stock market

More Filipino middle class, millennials investing in stock market Rappler 'Investors nowadays are younger and a significant number of them are women. It also shows that it is not necessary to hav.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 31st, 2019

Lausa resumes mixed martial arts career at BRAVE Combat

Seef District, Bahrain----BRAVE Combat Federation, the fastest-growing mixed martial arts organization in the world, has further bolstered its burgeoning roster of top-class athletes with the acquisition of Filipino sensation Jenel “The Demolition Man” Lausa. He joins the promotion’s list of outstanding mixed martial artists by signing an exclusive multi-bout contract......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2021

PH food companies joining Gulfood 2021 this month

Filipino food companies are participating in Gulfood 2021, the largest food and beverage exhibitions in the Middle East this month, according to Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions executive director Pauline Suaco-Juan......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2021

Youths are out of school, or not learning in class

The happy Filipino family may not mind what’s happening to the children......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2021

'Bulatlat20 | Covering the Filipino migrants in the era of dial-up internet

As migrant issues were becoming more disheartening and tragic, I would often find myself headed to the airport where families were anxiously waiting for their loved ones coming home in caskets, to migrant shelters where abused and injured domestic workers are recovering from their traumatic and near-death experiences, or to the family house of an overseas Filipino worker executed in the Middle East. The post #Bulatlat20 | Covering the Filipino migrants in the era of dial-up internet appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2021

World-class talent in & lsquo;One Million Rally of Hope Philippines& rsquo;

Witness a showcase of Filipino world-class talents as they take part in an international on-line event “One Million Rally of Hope Philippines” tomorrow from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. (Manila Time) also airing live on PTV-4......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2021

Child car seat law: Cost not the only issue

MANILA, Philippines — When the child car seat law took effect this week, public school teacher Anj Ela Cabal had to look for child restraint systems (CRS) for her three kids, but she found that they were too pricey and would be an additional financial burden on middle-class families like hers who were dealing with […] The post Child car seat law: Cost not the only issue appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2021

Lowest dip in economy, lagging in COVID-19 response

Official statistics now affirm what the people – particularly the poor and the middle class, and the small and medium enterprises – have been feeling on the ground in light of the COVID-19 pandemic: In 2020, the drop in Philippine economic growth was the biggest since 1946......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 29th, 2021

Class of his own

Of all the Filipino world boxing champions, Luisito Espinosa had the classic fighter’s physique......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2021

Global act BTS inspires Filipino youth to live with passion and purpose

The long wait is finally over. Global superstars RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook, collectively known as BTS, are officially partnering with leading local telco brand Smart Communications for a world-class ad campaign......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

OFWs back bill establishing DOFIL

Overseas Filipino workers representing several groups of OFWs in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America were assured of government assistance as Sen. Bong Go vowed to continue to push for a department dedicated to protect and ensure their welfare, especially in these trying times......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 11th, 2021

Looking forward

From Paris to Takasaki in Japan all the way to Ostrava in the Czech Republic, Filipino athletes faced world-class opposition and kept their heads held high in the year that’s about to end......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 25th, 2020

Duterte urges Filipinos to hold on to hope as nation celebrates Christmas amid COVID

President Rodrigo Duterte urged the Filipino people to hold on to hope as the country celebrates Christmas in the middle of a pandemic that has changed lives across the globe......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 24th, 2020

Regine, Jake, Nicole Scherzinger, iba pang world-class artists sanib-pwersa sa ‘Kaibigan: OPM Collective’

INILUNSAD na ng Filipino-American music director to the stars na si Troy Laureta ang album na “KAIBIGAN: A Troy Laureta OPM Collective,” tampok ang boses ng ilang world-class artists. Kabilang na nga riyan sina AILEE, Cheesa, Jake Zyrus, Matt Bloyd, Nicole Scherzinger, Pia Toscano, Regine Velasquez at Sheléa. Isang co-production kasama ang ABS-CBN Music International, […] The post Regine, Jake, Nicole Scherzinger, iba pang world-class artists sanib-pwersa sa ‘Kaibigan: OPM Collective’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2020

Training the spotlight on Philippine love ballads

Filipino-American music director to the stars  Troy Laureta  has released  Kaibigan: A Troy Laureta OPM Collective  featuring the voices of world-class artists  AILEE, Cheesa, Jake Zyrus, Matt Bloyd, Nicole Scherzinger, Pia Toscano, Regine Velasquez,  and  Sheléa......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020