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Celebrating an auteur

Last June 26, celebrated director Paul Thomas Anderson turned 50......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarJun 30th, 2020

Daquis leads morning exercise for COVID-19 patients

Volleyball star Rachel Anne Daquis joined the Pasiguenos in celebrating the 447th Araw ng Pasig through a workout class on Thursday. Pasig City mayor Vico Sotto invited the Cignal HD Spiker and former national team hitter to lead the morning exercise routine for coronavirus (COVID-19) patients staying at the city's centralized quarantine facility.         View this post on Instagram                   Morning Exercise with the Pasiguen?os! Do you know that exercise in general can help boost your body's natural defenses against illness and infection. Stay Safe & Stay Awesome everyone. Thank you Mayor @vicosotto & Doc Gar Eufemio for Inviting me. Maligayang Araw ng Pasig!???? A post shared by Rachel Anne Daquis, XFS (@rachdaquis13) on Jul 1, 2020 at 10:18pm PDT Sotto, on his Twitter post, thanked the former Far Eastern University standout for gracing the celebration of the city’s foundation. MALIGAYANG IKA-447 NA ARAW NG PASIG! Mukhang masigla ang mga pasyente ng Centralized Quarantine Facility natin kaninang umaga. Maraming salamat kay Ms. Rachel Anne Daquis sa pag lead sa exercise routine! pic.twitter.com/PaSrJEMhLK — Vico Sotto (@VicoSotto) July 2, 2020 The youthful mayor has been hailed for his quick response and ‘creative’ approach in addressing the health crisis in the city.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News6 hr. 57 min. ago

GMA at 70: Celebrating seven colorful decades in the broadcast industry

It all started from a makeshift studio on the fourth floor of Calvo Building in Escolta, Manila. In 1950, Robert Stewart — or better known as “Uncle Bob” — sent the first signals of radio station dzBB......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

Pizza Hut celebrates food delivery frontliners through Rider’s Pizza Day

As a show of appreciation to delivery riders, Pizza Hut is celebrating Riders’ Pizza Day......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 29th, 2020

Happy Manila Day!

We’re celebrating this milestone amid the pandemic, but with no frills, and how days like this in the history of our august city are sometimes meant to be honored and cherished—in peace and reminiscences. We continue to look back in our search for the past, an indispensable part of our city, as we look forward […] The post Happy Manila Day! appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 24th, 2020

LOOK: Solar eclipse provides spectacle for families on Father’s Day

MANILA, Philippines – The solar eclipse — which was partially visible in the country — has provided a visual spectacle for some families celebrating Father’s Day on Sunday, despite the ongoing threat posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Photos taken by Philippine Daily Inquirer photographers  Niño Jesus Orbeta and Richard Reyes showed the moon moving […] The post LOOK: Solar eclipse provides spectacle for families on Father’s Day appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2020

Celebrating fathers

Against the nerve-wracking coronavirus pandemic silent by the walls of Filipino homes, we stand up and celebrate our fathers tomorrow for their influence and in the family —the basic social unit—and their communities outside......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 19th, 2020

Cafes, shops reopen as Singapore eases virus curbs

Shops and cafes reopened in Singapore on Friday as coronavirus measures were relaxed — but the city-state’s leader warned people “not to go overboard celebrating”. More than two months after a partial lockdown was imposed, massage parlors and spas also resumed operations while beaches were no longer off limits and sports and other facilities opened […] The post Cafes, shops reopen as Singapore eases virus curbs appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 19th, 2020

Pinoys Urged to Be ‘Agents of Genuine Transformation’

Malacañang on Friday enjoined all Filipinos to emulate the country’s national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, and become “agents of genuine transformation” to make the Philippines a “better” nation. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the call as the entire country commemorates the 159th birth anniversary of Rizal. “The Palace joins the entire Filipino nation in celebrating […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 19th, 2020

US embassy in Seoul removes Black Lives Matter banner

The US embassy in South Korea has removed banners celebrating the Black Lives Matter movement and gay pride after running afoul of President Donald Trump's administration......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 16th, 2020

Celebrating COVID frontliners

Atypical, this week's celebration of the country's 122nd National Independence Day, with eight straightforward and manageable celebrations, as the Philippines continues to reel from the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 14th, 2020

Learning To Appreciate Your Introversion

An estimated 25 to 40 percent of people are introverts, according to Very Well Mind. Perhaps you are introverted and you know this about yourself, or maybe you are just warming up to the idea. Either way, understanding and celebrating your introversion can help you take care of your mental health and lead a richer, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 8th, 2020

GREATEST PERFORMANCES: Blazers’ breakthrough NCAA title

John Vic De Guzman vowed to return for his fifth and last year in the NCAA after College of St. Benilde was shown the exit door following a stinging five-set defeat at the hands of University of Perpetual Help in the Final Four of Season 91. He promised glory. The Blazers were reduced to mere spectators that year as they watched their women’s team write history by claiming its first volleyball title in four games against a thrice-to-beat opponent. De Guzman and the rest of the Blazers promised that in Season 92, they will be the ones celebrating the championship on the court. However, the promise of a good season turned sour early when CSB opened the tournament with a bitter straight-sets defeat to the same squad that booted them out of the semis in 2016. But it didn’t dampen the Blazers' goal of bringing honor to the Taft-based squad. The squad used that defeat as fuel to their burning desire for glory. CSB banked on De Guzman, Isaah Arda, Ron Jordan and Francis Basilan with Mark Deximo orchestrated the flow of their offense as the Blazers crushed their next eight opponents in the elimination round. Closing the elims with an 8-1 win-loss record, CSB was on another collision course with the then defending champion Altas in a playoff for the Final Four top seed. The Blazers got their payback as they whipped Perpetual into submission in three sets. With momentum on its side, CSB sliced through Arellano University in straight sets to earn a seat into the best-of-three Finals and the right to challenge Perpetual for the throne. For the Blazers facing their semis tormentors the year before opened old wounds. Wounds that can only be healed by vengeance. Game 1 was all CSB. De Guzman had his way around the defense of the Altas, scoring 19 points including a 16-of-28 spiking clip, while Basilan took care of business at the net as he shut down Perpetual's spikers with four of CSB’s nine kill blocks. On that same day, the Blazers witnessed their women’s team lose its title in the stepladder semifinals. It only pushed CSB’s determination to capture the championship. In Game 2, the Blazers encountered a different Altas squad. With its back against the wall, Perpetual gave CSB a scare when it took the second and third sets after yielding the first frame. The Altas made the Blazers know that they’re not giving up their reign that easy. CSB recovered in the fourth frame and forged a deciding set. The Blazers saw themselves in a difficult situation when they trailed by five, 7-12. “Walang imposible sanay tayong pina-practice ‘to,” De Guzman reminded his team. “’Apply lang natin ‘yan. Magtiwala lang tayo sa isa’t isa. Sanay tayo sa ganito. Nagsakripisyo tayo sa ganito. Nagpakapagod tayo para rito. Kukunin natin ‘to.” The team captain’s words breathed new life to his team, which mounted a counter offensive to tie the frame at 13. De Guzman saved a match point as the two squads went neck-and-neck in the mad dash to the finish. CSB saved another match point for its final run and capped it off with Arda’s off the block hit as the Blazers finally ended their long wait to raise the championship trophy. “Talagang pinaghirapan namin ito. Personally, ito ang frustration ko simula nung college pa na di namin nakuha,” said CSB coach Arnold Laniog, whose squad finished runner-up to Emilio Aguinaldo College in Season 90.              De Guzman, in his last duty for the green and white, posted 28 points including 26 kills.       Looking back, their journey to the throne started that fateful day when they walked out of the arena with their heads bowed and hearts shattered the year before.     “Naging stepping stone namin ‘yun, nung natalo kami noon,” he shared. “Mas nag-prepare kami (after noon). Emotionally tinanggap namin siya. Ginawa namin siyang motivation.”     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 5th, 2020

Woman, 23, to spend birthday in jail after she was caught with P2.3M shabu

CEBU CITY, Philippines — What birthday celebration can be considered as a person’s worst celebration in his or her life? Maybe, if one ends up celebrating it inside the jail — just like what happened to 23-year-old Ma. Joe-Ann Juezan Cabornay of Sitio Santo Niño, Barangay Guadalupe in Cebu City. Cabornay was caught with P2.3 […] The post Woman, 23, to spend birthday in jail after she was caught with P2.3M shabu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 31st, 2020

Waves of corruption

Happy Eid Mubarak everyone, especially to our Muslim brethren who are celebrating Eid al-Fitr......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 26th, 2020

Vapers celebrate World Vape Day

Millions of e-cigarette users, or vapers, across the globe are celebrating World Vape Day on May 30, 2020,  a day before World No Tobacco Day......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 24th, 2020

Russian Embassy calls for unity on 75th Victory Day

Although celebrating in a subdued manner, Russians undoubtedly fulfilled the essence of the Victory day to commemorate the heroes’ lives. The post Russian Embassy calls for unity on 75th Victory Day appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2020

Celebrating undiscovered Pinoy talents in & lsquo;Acaperra& rsquo;

Make the most of your time at home by embracing your musical side. Whether you’ve been training formally for years, been practicing only in the shower, or you’re a master at the karaoke bar, this contest is finally your time to shine......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2020

Labella celebrates 70th birthday by feeding frontliners

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella may not be able to grandly celebrate his 70th birthday today because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but this did not stop him from celebrating the day with his constituents the quarantine way. The mayor spent his special day by distributing food packs to the patients of […] The post Labella celebrates 70th birthday by feeding frontliners appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2020

SC issues SCO vs judge for nativity fete in the face of Covid

THE Supreme Court (SC) has issued on Tuesday a show cause order (SCO) against a lady judge for celebrating her birthday in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. The high court ordered the investigation of Nabunturan, Compostela Valley, Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 3 presiding judge and her staff for possible violations of quarantine guidelines when she celebrated her nativity. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020

Top 5 Jennylyn Mercado Romance Movies

GUESS who’s celebrating her birthday today? Want a clue? Hmmm… she is one of the Philippines’ most loved romcom movie queens in the recent years. Paborito rin siyang teleserye leading lady and recording artist. Siya rin ang kauna-unahang Ultimate Female Survivor ng iconic reality-based artista search na Starstruck and is considered as one of the […] The post Top 5 Jennylyn Mercado Romance Movies appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinoyparazziRelated NewsMay 18th, 2020