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Cebuanos find new ways to celebrate Sinulog

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Cebuanos have found new ways to celebrate the Fiesta Señor even with the cancellation of events originally scheduled for Sinulog 2021......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 16th, 2021

Six ways to celebrate Sinulog at AyalaMalls Central Bloc

The Sinulog festival has always been a highly-anticipated occasion with activities such as processions, novena masses, the mardi gras, and get-togethers. This year, the celebration has been scaled down for health and safety but it remains to be a celebration of Cebuano faith, culture, and tradition. Here are six ways to celebrate Sinulog at AyalaMalls […] The post Six ways to celebrate Sinulog at AyalaMalls Central Bloc appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

Truffle Twist Your Dishes This Holiday Season

The holiday season gives us the opportunity to celebrate all the things we are thankful for, despite a long and challenging year. Meals are a special part of a Filipino family celebration and this year, why not find ways to make them extra special? One way to level up your holiday meals is with truffle […].....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 26th, 2020

Drugs and violence: 20 stories of crimes, tragedy in 2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As the year 2019 drew to a close, CDN Digital looks back at the top 20 crimes and stories involving police in Cebu for the year. Cebuanos always open the year with revelry as they celebrate the Fiesta Señor and the Sinulog in January. But violence, death and tragedy marred the […] The post Drugs and violence: 20 stories of crimes, tragedy in 2019 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2020

Vice Mayor Rama: Having a signal shutdown in Sinulog is ‘jurassic,’ ‘primitive’

CEBU CITY, Philipines — Instead of settling for a signal shutdown as a security measure for the activities in Sinulog 2020, Vice Mayor Michael Rama has called on the police to find or devise better ways to secure the Sinulog crowd. Rama, in an interview on Monday, December 30, said shutting down the signal would […] The post Vice Mayor Rama: Having a signal shutdown in Sinulog is ‘jurassic,’ ‘primitive’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2019

21 active stars who should have their jersey retired someday

By Sekou Smith, NBA.com Tony Parker is the latest all-time great to see his jersey raised to the rafters for his years of service in San Antonio. But he won’t be the last of his generation to be honored that way. Parker’ big night in San Antonio generated some interesting conversation about who, among current NBA players only, would be in line for similar honors someday. Keep in mind that the standards for a retired jersey with one franchise differs from one to another. Winning titles in Los Angeles or Boston -- or even Chicago or Golden State -- is a tougher sell than it is where there aren’t already multiple championship banners. Accomplishments matter … and so does sentiment, too. There are always unique variables at work when it comes to retiring jerseys, which is a much more significant honor than inducting a player into a franchise’s ring of honor. With Parker’s star-studded ceremony still fresh in our minds, here’s a list of other stars who will one day be able to see their jerseys up in the rafters: * * * LeBron James (Cavs and Heat): If there is anyone that’s an absolute lock to see his jersey raised high when he calls it a career, it’s LeBron. He delivered Cleveland a title, ending the city’s 52-year title drought, in his second stint with what is essentially his hometown team. Before that, he was the catalyst for the Heat’s four straight Finals trips (2011-14) and back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013. The standard to join the Lakers’ retired-jersey fraternity is tougher, of course. The greatest Lakers get statues -- a fate that might await LeBron in Cleveland one day. Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala (Warriors): Also known as the “Hamptons 5”, they will all be immortalized someday by Golden State. All five played a role in the championship fun and excitement they generated during the franchise’s golden era of the past half-decade. You can make case for all five of them to enjoy jersey retirement ceremonies on their own. That, however, would go against everything their “Strength In Numbers” era was about. Rest assured, though, that all five of them will have their day. James Harden (Rockets): Harden started his career as a super sixth man in Oklahoma City before rewriting his legacy after a trade to Houston. He’s already one of the most prolific and creative scorers the league has seen. The Rockets have had their fair share of legendary players and know what it’s like to bask in the championship glow provided by the rise of a transcendent player. Harden’s jersey will be in good company some day, perhaps right next to Hakeem Olajuwon’s No. 34. Russell Westbrook (Thunder): In an era where nearly every other elite superstar of his generation made a move via trade or free agency, Westbrook stuck to his roots in Oklahoma City until he had no choice but to move on. He endeared himself to generations of OKC fans by playing at a fever pitch from start to finish, earning All-Star, All-NBA and Kia MVP honors there. Being a part of a Finals team with Durant and Harden helped cement his legacy. Although he’s now in Houston, he’ll always have a place in the hearts of Thunder fans. Damian Lillard (Blazers): Lillard personifies the values of a basketball-mad fan base in a city that adores its team and stars in a unique way. The Blazers did their homework on the unheralded point guard from Weber State and have enjoyed everything that’s happened since. From his Kia Rookie of the Year campaign in 2013 to today, he has played out better than anyone could have imagined. Lillard, one of the most underappreciated stars of his generation, couldn’t have found a better match in a city and franchise. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks): The rise of the "The Greak Freak" from obscure prospect to Kia MVP in just six seasons gives his story extra dramatic flair. His relentless work ethic helped change the culture in Milwaukee and branded him as a potential successor to James as the face of the league. The fact that he authored the greatest individual season in Bucks history since Kareem-Abdul Jabbar’s days has carved out a permanent space for Antetokounmpo’s jersey in franchise lore. Kemba Walker (Hornets): The face of the franchise in Charlotte for the first eight years of his career, Walker has since moved on to Boston. But he remains the Hornets’ career leader in several categories and was a beloved fan favorite for a team that never achieved any sustained postseason success. Few players of his or any era forged a connection to a city and franchise as Walker did with Charlotte. Derrick Rose (Bulls): Born and raised in Chicago, Rose (at 22) became the youngest player to win the Kia MVP in 2011. He also joined Michael Jordan and Elton Brand as the only Bulls to win Rookie of the Year honors. Even though knee injuries derailed his career in his hometown, he piled up enough early career accolades to one day be honored with a retired jersey. Although he never led the franchise back to championship prominence, he is the the most decorated Bull since MJ. Vince Carter (Raptors): How many players can say they served as the basketball inspiration for an entire nation? Carter can. His time with the Raptors served as the spark for generations of future NBA players, many of whom have gotten the chance to play with their childhood idol in the twilight of his future Hall of Fame career. His five seasons with the New Jersey Nets solidified his status as one of the best players of his generation. But his star was never brighter than it was from 1998-2004 when “Vinsanity” inspired Canada. Marc Gasol and Mike Conley (Grizzlies): These two should grit and grind their way to the rafters in Memphis, on the same night if possible. They helped usher in the greatest run in franchise history, spearheading a feisty and physical style that spoke to the city’s blue-collar ways. The “Grit and Grind” Grizzlies validated their rise to prominence with a West finals run in 2013 steered by Gasol and Conley. Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan (Raptors): Lowry and his best buddy DeRozan were separated before they could realize their dreams of winning a title together in Toronto. Lowry realized it last season alongside Kawhi Leonard, thus cementing his legacy as an all-time great Raptor. He’ll always have a place to call home north of the border because of the franchise-altering success that took place on his watch. DeRozan was a fan favorite who wanted to finish his career in Toronto. He, too, will always have a home in the city. Blake Griffin and Chris Paul (Clippers): The LA end for these two was messier than it should have been, especially since they oversaw the “Lob City” era that revitalized the franchise. Time will surely heal all wounds, somewhere down the road. History will be kinder to the Clippers’ climb out of the doldrums than anyone was during their injury-tortured run. Griffin and Paul are locks for the Hall of Fame one day. Plus, a franchise without much history to celebrate could use a couple of jerseys to jazz up their new building. Kawhi Leonard (Raptors): Is a one-year surreal playoff run enough to warrant franchise immortality? Clippers fans are hoping Kawhi and Paul George give them a reason to raise their jerseys to the rafters someday, too. Right now, Leonard is a seeming lock for the honor with the Raptors, where his brief-but-fruitful stay there gave their rabid fan base their first NBA championship. Dwight Howard (Magic): After his first eight seasons in Orlando, Howard had a near slam-dunk case for the Hall of Fame and retired jersey status. Yes, his exit from Orlando was messy. And he has yet to find a way to part ways with any of the other franchises on good terms. Still, you can’t overlook his Magic-era feats: All-Star berths, three Kia Defensive Player of the Year awards, five All-NBA first team nods and a Finals trip in 2009. Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 13th, 2019

Join the movement against marine plastic pollution!

On June 8, 2019, adidas Philippines and Parley For The Oceans celebrated World Oceans Day as it launched the new FW19 adidas x Parley collection and Run For The Oceans 2019 campaign. adidas x Parley Run for the Oceans 2019 was held at Air Juan Seaplane Terminal in Pasay City. The adidas community ran for the oceans in a 3 kilometer plog. The plogging session, which is a Scandinavian trend for picking up litter while jogging, was followed by a refreshing yoga class and informative talks on the environment by organizations The Plastic Solution and Kids For Kids. Kids for Kids— a non-profit organization solely run by kids, for kids in need— and The Plastic Solution— a movement of repurposing plastic bottles by stuffing the bottles with non-biodegradable wastes— were present to help raise awareness on the marine plastic pollution problem and the ways people can do their part in helping solve this. The Plastic Solution conducted a demonstration on eco brick making while Kids For Kids shared simple ways we can try to practice living sustainably— such as supporting local projects like Retaso PH, an initiative that uses textile waste to create an alternative to plastic bags. The event aimed to educate guests on the threat of marine plastic pollution through informative product displays and activities that would engage more people to join the movement of running for the oceans. There was an artwork installation made out of plastic bottles and guests got to explore an educational area where they learned the entire process of adidas Parley products, as well as how the Parley Ocean School Program works. adidas also introduced the new Alphabounce+ Parley which is available for Php5,300 online and in adidas stores. Alphabounce+ Parley delivers better performance for a better planet since it’s made from plastic spun into yarn and designed to give runners maximum support and comfort. adidas and Parley have intercepted vast amounts of plastic waste from marine environments and coastal communities, turning Ocean Plastic® into sportswear since 2015. “We're excited to celebrate Run For The Oceans this year since it's a great way to educate kids on the gravity of the marine plastic pollution problem and how their actions affect in creating a long-term sustainable impact,” said Jen Dacasin, adidas Brand Communication and Sports Manager. The campaign this year aims to unite more runners to lace up and Run For The Oceans in order to reach its increased goal of $1.5 million, which will be donated to the Parley Ocean School Program. To join the movement and Run For The Oceans between June 8 and 16, runners worldwide can sign up and track their runs by joining the Run For The Oceans challenge on the Runtastic app. To find out more about Run For the Oceans, visit: adidas.com.ph/runfortheoceans. Follow the conversation at @adidasrunning on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and using #RunForTheOceans. Redefine running with adidas Runners Manila in its free running and training sessions every week. Join the adidas Runners Manila Facebook group for more updates......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 11th, 2019

Creative ways to get a signal in Carnaza Island

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Have you heard of Cebuanos saying “nikatkat pa ko og lubi aron makasignal? (I climbed a coconut tree to get a signal)” This is somewhat true when you are in Carnaza Island, an island barangay in Daanbantayan town in northern Cebu. But its a little over 2, 000 residents do not […] The post Creative ways to get a signal in Carnaza Island appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

EDITORIAL - COVID smuggling

There’s a “bubble” to contain the rapid spread of more infectious COVID strains. So what do unscrupulous persons do? They find ways to puncture the bubble, even if it means putting people at risk of infection......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

Get your orders faster with Jollibee& rsquo;s new Order & Pick Up feature!

As people adjust to the “next normal”, they find themselves busier than usual and look for ways to help them save time — like conveniently getting their take out orders minus the lines through the Jollibee App’s new Order & Pick Up service!.....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 1st, 2021

Crowds dance, hug in one-night concert in Barcelona

BARCELONA — Musicians on stage, spotlights flooding the arena and 5,000 fans dancing ecstatically: Live music was back in Barcelona on Saturday for a clinical trial seeking pandemic-safe ways to celebrate mass events. “This is for one night only, so enjoy it,” said a presenter at Saint Jordi Arena just minutes before the start of […] The post Crowds dance, hug in one-night concert in Barcelona appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 29th, 2021

How direk Mark Reyes makes do with limits in the ‘new normal’

The pandemic and its laundry list of safety protocols may have made it more challenging to shoot a TV show, series or movie but people will always find ways to adapt and still manage to make the entire process fun and rewarding......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 28th, 2021

Find Your ‘Feels’ and Celebrate Women’s Month with iWantTFC’s Selection of Movies and Series

Find Your ‘Feels’ and Celebrate Women’s Month with iWantTFC’s Selection of Movies and Series.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 12th, 2021

Explore art with virtual exhibits from these museums

With the new normal, institutions that cater to large groups of people are forced to radically change how they work and operate. One of the cultural institutions that were greatly affected was the museums. To keep their operations going, they have no choice but to find ways to adapt and transform their missions for the digital […] The post Explore art with virtual exhibits from these museums appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

‘Creativity and World-Class Vision’ at the Mandani Bay

While 2021 continues to be an uncertain year, Mandani Bay continues to celebrate arts and culture in time for the Sinulog Festivities in an event dubbed “Creativity and World-Class Vision,” an exhibit by Cebu’s acclaimed abstract artist Dennis “Sio” Montera. The painting exhibit is a collaborative effort by world-class Waterfront township development Mandani Bay and […] The post ‘Creativity and World-Class Vision’ at the Mandani Bay appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 28th, 2021

How to enjoy Sinulog, Dinagyang festivals 2021 at home

For those who would like to feel the spirit of these fiestas in their homes, here are some ways......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Sinulog in Sawang Calero: Police, armored vehicles from military

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Louie Jade Dayondon and his family are set to celebrate the Feast of Señor Sto. Niño in the confines of their own home in Barangay Sawang Calero, Cebu City on Sunday, January 17. But Louie Jade’s father woke him up quite earlier than usual as the Dayondon family was greeted with […] The post Sinulog in Sawang Calero: Police, armored vehicles from military appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

[IN PHOTOS] Sinulog amid the pandemic: Just another day in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Streets in Cebu City usually erupt in colors every third Sunday of January as millions visit here to celebrate the Sinulog Festival, the secular celebration in honor of the Señor Sto. Niño. They have witnessed the lively performances from contingents around the country competing for the Ritual Showdown; intricately adorned floats, […] The post [IN PHOTOS] Sinulog amid the pandemic: Just another day in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Higante maker looks forward to the day Sinulog parade will again bring back the fun, the crowd, and the giants

CEBU, Philippines — The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the way people celebrate occasions and special events such as birthdays, holidays, festivals among others. Following the health protocols and risk against COVID-19, the government has to cancel physical performances and other events of the Sinulog Festival, one of the nation’s most awaited and […] The post Higante maker looks forward to the day Sinulog parade will again bring back the fun, the crowd, and the giants appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

Nunag commits to Perlas

It didn’t take long for Cherry Nunag to find a new home. Shortly after parting ways with PetroGazz, the seasoned middle blocker has given her commitment to see action for the Perlas Spikers in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL). “Although I’m excited to make new memories with my new team, I will always treasure my […] The post Nunag commits to Perlas appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 5th, 2021

Palma prods Cebuanos to obey health guidelines for a safe Sinulog 2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma is encouraging Cebuanos to obey the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-MEID), the local government unit, and the church for the upcoming Fiesta Señor or Sinulog 2021 celebration in January. Palma made this appeal as the country […] The post Palma prods Cebuanos to obey health guidelines for a safe Sinulog 2021 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2020