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Bravo! : Celine Dion lauds Filipino America s Got Talent bet

International singer Celine Dion commended 10-year-old Filipino singer Peter Rosalita when he auditioned to the "America's Got Talent.".....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarJun 10th, 2021

‘The Prayer’ ni Marcelito top trending YouTube video of the year sa Pinas; Ivana top content creator

DAHIL sa mahigit 45 million views na nakuha ng viral performance ni Marcelito Pomoy sa “America’s Got Talent”, ito ang itinanghal na top trending YouTube video of the year sa Pilipinas. Ito yung kinanta ni Marcelito ala-Doble Kara ang classic duet na “The Prayer” nina Celine Dion at Andrea Bocelli sa “AGT” battle of the […] The post ‘The Prayer’ ni Marcelito top trending YouTube video of the year sa Pinas; Ivana top content creator appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2020

2020 king of recruiting crown remains on UP’s head

Who was our King of Recruiting in 2018? Find out here. Who was our King of Recruiting in 2019? Find out here. --- From 2007 to 2015, the University of the Philippines only had 13 wins to show in 126 games total. That time is self-deprecatingly called in Diliman as the dark days. Due to that disappointing standing, the Fighting Maroons had the toughest time bringing in recruits. And due to that lack of pieces to the puzzles, they lost even more. Safe to say, State U was stuck in a vicious cycle in the dark days. That’s not to say they didn’t have blue-chip recruits back then as in their time, all of Woody Co, Mark Juruena, Mike Gamboa, Kyles Lao, Jett Manuel, and Mikee Reyes were among the best high school players. Only, a blue-chip recruit or two does not make a team. Fast forward to now and oh, how things have changed. Last year, UP was hailed as ABS-CBN’s King of Recruiting alongside University of the East. “On the strength of the transfers of Kobe Paras and Ricci Rivero, the Fighting Maroons… are worthy of the title,” it said then. And the season before that, the maroon and green was also up there with the best of them in terms of recruitment, having brought in the likes of eventual Season MVP Bright Akhuetie, Will Gozum, and Jaydee Tungcab. Indeed, there was nowhere to go but up. That has only continued this year as UP has left no doubt that it is now a force to reckon with in terms of recruitment. Early on, they already had a solid haul in Joel Cagulangan, once the best point guard in high school, and tireless workhorse Malick Diouf. And then, the shock of shocks. As it turned out, Nazareth School of National University stalwarts Carl Tamayo and Gerry Abadiano were going to be Fighting Maroons. Meaning, for the first time in recent history, the most promising prospect coming out of high school is headed to Diliman. Not only that, State U also answered its biggest question heading into next season – the question at point guard, filling in for Jun Manzo. But as it turned out, they weren’t done just yet - no, our friends, they weren’t done just yet. Tamayo and Abadiano’s departure from National U was shocking, without a doubt, but CJ Cansino’s exit from University of Sto. Tomas was even more so. Cansino, against his will, decided to move on from his alma mater since 2015 due to personal reasons. Fortunately for him, he landed on his feet. Now, the Fighting Maroons have ready-made replacement for Rivero as well as a leader in the shades of Paul Desiderio for UAAP 84. And that, our friends, is why we have no choice but to put the 2020 King of Recruiting crown on UP’s head once more. Tamayo and Abadiano are the bluest of blue-chip recruits this year and Cagulangan, Cansino, and Diouf are among the most talented transferees, but also joining them in the maroon and green will be scoring machine RC Calimag from La Salle Green Hills, burly big Miguel Tan from Xavier High School, Filipino-American playmaker Sam Dowd, Filipino-Australian tower Ethan Kirkness, physical forward Jancork Cabahug from University of Visayas, and versatile wing CJ Catapusan from Adamson University. The former Bullpups are guaranteed ato be contributors even as rookies while Calimag, Tan, and Dowd are going to shore up a bench that had just lost Gomez de Liano brothers Javi and Juan. Of course, Diouf, Kirkness, Cansino, Cabahug, and Cagulangan are still serving residency, but when they will be eligible, they will get a shot at a squad that will look brand new. All of Bright Akhuetie, J-Boy Gob, David Murrell, Noah Webb, and Rivero are graduating players while Paras is only guaranteed to play one more year. That means that after Season 83, the Fighting Maroons may very well have to fill six spots. That means that UP is not only beefing up for UAAP 83, it is also securing its future. If not for the shock of shocks, though, the crown would have been claimed by De La Salle University which sent a statement that it is back and better than ever. Justine Baltazar and Aljun Melecio may be playing their fifth and final years in college, but the green and white’s future has only brightened following this prolonged preseason. First and foremost, Kevin Quiambao, the third leg in that National U tripod of talent out of high school, has the capability and confidence to follow in the footsteps of Baltazar. Hopefully, he will be eligible for Season 83, but if not, what’s certain is he will be playing in UAAP 84. Alongside him as pieces for the future are super scorers CJ Austria and Emman Galman, all-around swingman Joshua Ramirez, and Filipino-Americans Jeromy Hughes, Kameron Vales, and Philips bros. Benjamin and Michael. Among all those, Jonnel Policarpio, likened to a young Arwind Santos, has the highest upside, but the Fil-Ams have much potential as well. And don’t forget that Evan Nelle, the primetime playmaker from San Beda University, is just getting primed and prepped to take the reins when Melecio leaves. Of course, the caveat here is that we are all in uncharted territory due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis. And in that light, the next season of the UAAP remains far away and a lot could still happen until then. While majority of the local blue-chip recruits have already committed, talents from abroad and transferees from other schools could still come and change the game. With that being said, there remains no doubt that UP and La Salle have made the biggest noise in the offseason. However, it’s not actually the Fighting Maroons or the Green Archers who got the lion’s share of the best graduating players in the 2020 NBTC 24. Yes, that honor belongs to Lyceum of the Philippines University which is finally reaping the rewards of its rising Jrs. program with NCAA 95 Jrs. MVP John Barba and Batang Gilas playmaker Mac Guadana being promoted as full-fledged Pirates. Guadana could do it all and looks like the next great guard in the Grand Old League while fearless slasher is Barba is a perfect complement to him. Add another fiery guard in John Bravo and sweet-shooting big man Carlo Abadeza and LPU has restocked its coffers after losing Marcelino twins Jaycee and Jayvee and Cameroonian powerhouse Mike Nzeusseu. In all though, the 2020 NBTC 24 was dominated by UP… and San Beda. Of the annual rankings’ 15 graduating players, four would be Fighting Maroons and another four would be Red Lions. Yes, San Beda’s grassroots program is back on track with its Jrs. championship core all remaining in red and white. Rhayyan Amsali, ranked no. 1 in the 2020 NBTC 24, is the most college-ready high school player while Justine Sanchez is a long-limbed forward who could turn out to be the next Calvin Oftana, you know, the NCAA 95 MVP. Yukien Andrada, meanwhile, is only continuing to develop his two-way game and Tony Ynot is a 3-and-D weapon who had even left an impression on Jalen Green. And hey, as somebody said, don’t sleep on the UAAP’s three-time defending champions. Ateneo may already be missing Isaac Go, Thirdy Ravena, Adrian Wong, and Nieto twins Mike and Matt and they may not be making noise as of late, but they are still welcoming Dave Ildefonso and Dwight Ramos with open arms. Ildefonso will only be good to go come UAAP 84, but Ramos is already being seen by head coach Tab Baldwin as a difference-maker for the Blue Eagles in Season 83. Eli, Dwight’s younger brother, is also in the mix to backstop SJ Belangel and Tyler Tio. Note also that former blue-chip recruit Inand Fornilos may very well finally get his shot while both Jolo Mendoza and Raffy Verano are also back. Ateneo’s foe in the Finals last year also reloaded quite a bit as for the third year in a row, UST will be sending the Tiger Cubs’ best player to the Srs. squad. Following in the footsteps of Cansino and Mark Nonoy, post player Bismarck Lina will be a Growling Tiger next season. Alongside him to fortify the frontcourt are Christian Manaytay, Bryan Samudio, and Bryan Santos while bolstering the backcourt are Joshua Fontanilla and Paul Manalang. Speaking of fortifying the frontcourt, Far Eastern University is the team that got the biggest boost in terms of size. With 6-foot-7 Nigerian Emman Ojoula’s residency over and done with, the go-go guards of the Tamaraws have yet another weapon to burn opponents with. CESAFI MVP Kevin Guibao and transferee Simone Sandagon are no slouches either while Cholo Anonuevo has a roster spot waiting for him if and when he decides to come home after trying his luck in the US. RJ Abarrientos no longer appears here as he was already in FEU’s list last year. These are the new faces to see for the other teams: CSB Blazers LETRAN Knights JRU Heavy Bombers MAPUA Cardinals ADAMSON Soaring Falcons UE Red Warriors --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 26th, 2020

Plummeting education standards: A national emergency

Filipino children born in the last 10 years are at a disadvantage even before they enter the workforce. Due to educational standards that have plummeted, the average Filipino today has become intellectually inferior to his counterparts from the rest of Asia, Europe, and North America. Unable to compete, this will relegate the Filipino to be the manual laborers of the world unless radical reforms are set into motion. It is a national tragedy......»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsJun 6th, 2021

PNP lauds conviction of ex-cops for kidnap

The Philippine National Police lauded the conviction of eight persons, including two former policemen, who kidnapped a Chinese-Filipino woman 17 years ago......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2021

Pinoy umabante sa ‘America’s Got Talent’

Pagdating sa pagkanta, nangunguna pa rin ang mga Pilipino sa buong mundo. The post Pinoy umabante sa ‘America’s Got Talent’ first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021

Batang Pinoy binigyan ng standing ovation sa ‘AGT 2021’ audition; mga judge na-shock

NAPANGANGA ang “America’s Got Talent” judges na sina Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara at Howie Mandel habang nagpe-perform on stage ang 10-year-old Pinoy contestant. Nakatanggap ng standing ovation ang batang si Peter Rosalita mula sa mga hurado ng “AGT Season 16” matapos ang kanyang audition kung saan ibinirit niya nang bonggang-bongga ang kantang “All […] The post Batang Pinoy binigyan ng standing ovation sa ‘AGT 2021’ audition; mga judge na-shock appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2021

Search for the ultimate Pinoy Pop idols on

By NEIL RAMOS There’s a new talent show in town. Dubbed, “PoPinoy,” it aims to prove that Filipino talents can give foreign acts a run for their money. In the competition, homegrown boy bands and girl groups will vie for the top spot to earn the chance to become the ultimate Pinoy Pop idols. It […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 26th, 2021

FilAms are 3rd top US Asian migrants

The latest US census counted 4,211,440 Filipino Americans in the United States, making them one of the three biggest immigrant sub-groups of the 23,241,740 Asian Americans who are making their positive presence felt in various fields in America......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 24th, 2021

DS Romero lauds Bataan& rsquo;s land donation for PSTC

Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero has expressed delight over the donation of a land where the proposed state-of-the-art Philippine Sports Training Center will be constructed to become the official home of Filipino athletes—aspiring and elite......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2021

Romero lauds Bataan’s land donation for PSTC

Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero was elated over the donation of a land where the proposed state-of-the-art Philippine Sports Training Center will be constructed to become the official home of Filipino athletes aspiring and elite......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2021

I& ntilde;igo Pascual& rsquo;s new single premieres on top US radio station

Filipino pop star  Iñigo Pascual’s newly dropped single “Danger,” a collaboration with Fil-Am Grammy-nominated producer DJ Flict  and island reggae legends  Common Kings,  is being heard on America’s music radio station 1027 KIIS FM......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 21st, 2021

How series & lsquo;Almost Paradise& rsquo; put Philippines on world map

ABS-CBN and Electric Entertainment’s historic crime drama series Almost Paradise overflows with Pinoy pride as it continues to champion Filipino talent in its last two weeks on Kapamilya Channel and A2Z.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

ABS-CBN lauds Angel Locsin for community pantry effort

By NEIL RAMOS ABS-CBN is standing by Angel Locsin amid controversy relating to the community pantry she organized to coincide with her 36th b-day. The network released a statement praising Locsin for “her commitment to continue serving the Filipino people with selfless dedication and love.” The statement read: “ABS-CBN believes in the goodness of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2021

51Talk highlights Filipino talent

51Talk recently held its 10 Years Certified Conference 2021 led by Jack Huang, founder and CEO of 51Talk, in Beijing, China where major announcements and updates about the online English education platform were unveiled as they celebrate their 10th anniversary this year. At least 30,000 online English teachers in the Philippines use 51Talk to teach […] The post 51Talk highlights Filipino talent appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 19th, 2021

51Talk holds 10 Years Certified Conference, highlights Filipino talent in global English market

51Talk recently held its 10 Years Certified Conference 2021 led by Jack Huang, Founder and CEO of 51Talk, in Beijing, China where major announcements and updates about the online English education platform were unveiled as they celebrate their 10th anniversary this year. 30,000 online English teachers in the Philippines use 51Talk to teach and earn at home through conducting live one-on-one lessons to learners in China......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 15th, 2021

& lsquo;Bangon Talentadong Pinoy& rsquo;& nbsp; Season Finale tonight on TV5

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Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 13th, 2021

Dy finds himself in congested world title chase

Seef District, Bahrain---Last year, Filipino superstar Rolando Dy put BRAVE Combat Federation’s talent-filled lightweight division on notice by clinching stellar victories over two of the division’s top contenders......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 11th, 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

You Can Help America Save Democracy

Many Filipino-Americans, especially those living on both coasts of the United States, are glad former Vice President Joe Biden won the election. Many viewed the Trump presidency with dismay. But there was one thing Trump got right. He stood up to China and called it for what it is: an evil, totalitarian state that is hell-bent on dominating its neighbors and eventually the entire world......»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsJan 16th, 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