Go launches pro bid in Thai LPGA Q-School

Lois Kaye Go finally levels up after serving the national team for years, joining five other Filipina pros in the Thailand Ladies PGA Qualifying School beginning Wednesday......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarJan 24th, 2023

Pagdanganan launches drive for 2nd TLPGA win

Bianca Pagdanganan hopes to ride the crest of an enthusing campaign on the LPGA Tour the last two times as she shoots for a second LPGA of Taiwan (TLPGA) victory in the Wistron Ladies Open ......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 25th, 2023

Del Rosario makes Q-Series despite closing 77

Pauline del Rosario endured another exacting challenge at the Bobcat course and tottered with a backside 41, leading to a 77 as she barely made the Q-Series at tied 25th at the close of the LPGA and Epson Tour Qualifying School Stage II......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 21st, 2023

Del Rosario closes in on Q-Series, regains Top 5 with 67

Back at the Panther course, Pauline del Rosario is back in her fierce form, shooting a five-under 67 to climb back to joint fifth and zero in on a Q-Series berth after 54 holes of the LPGA and Epson Tour Qualifying School Stage II......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 20th, 2023

Foundever launches Brigada Trabaho

Foundever™, a leader in the global customer experience industry, aims to bolster its workforce with the launch of Brigada Trabaho, a series of activities offering employment opportunities for qualified senior high school students and their relatives......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 20th, 2023

Del Rosario fights back, rescues a 69 for joint 4th

Pauline del Rosario bounced back strong from an early double-bogey slip with a run of backside birdies as she came away with a four-under 68 for joint fourth at the start of the LPGA and Epson Tour Qualifying School Stage II......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 18th, 2023

Two dead in Bangkok mall shooting, 14-year-old boy arrested

A 14-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday after a shooting at a packed Bangkok mall that left two people dead and five wounded, and sent hundreds of panicked shoppers running in terror into the streets. Witnesses told AFP of chaotic scenes as shots rang out at the upmarket Siam Paragon mall in the heart of the Thai capital around 4:30 pm (0930 GMT). The shooting comes just days before the first anniversary of the deadliest massacre in modern Thai history, when an ex-policeman armed with a gun and knife attacked a nursery in the country's north, murdering 24 children and 12 adults. National Police Chief Torsak Sukwimol told reporters that two women -- one Chinese, one from Myanmar -- were killed in the mall shooting, and five other people wounded. He said the 14-year-old suspect was in custody but was too confused to undergo questioning. "He is a mental patient at Rajavithi hospital and he has not been taking his medication," Torsak said. "He said it felt like someone told him to 'go shoot people'. It's like there's another him. This is what we got from the initial talk with him." Video footage showed a long-haired boy wearing a black shirt, glasses and a cap with a US flag motif being taken into custody by police. Yuthana Srettanan, director of the Erawan Emergency Centre, told reporters that all but one of those who were shot were women. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin visited the scene of the shooting as well as calling on the wounded in hospital. Srettha posted on X, formerly Twitter, that he had spoken to the Chinese ambassador and offered condolences. "From now on, the Thai government will implement the highest safety measures for the safety of all tourists," Srettha wrote. Thailand is keen to attract more Chinese visitors as it rebuilds its tourism industry after the pandemic, but numbers are lower than hoped, partly because of safety fears. A private school called The Essence, just metres from Siam Paragon, confirmed the suspect was one of their students and offered condolences to the victims' families. "We will collaborate with the authorities and investigators for the benefit of those involved," Wiwat Catithammanit, director of the $4,000-a-term school said in a statement. 'Multiple gunshots'  Witnesses described scenes of panic as the attack unfolded at Siam Paragon, one of Bangkok's top shopping destinations, hugely popular with tourists and Thais alike. "At around 4:30 pm, I heard loud gun noises, continuously, about 10 times," Thanpawasit Singthongkham, 31, who works at a Japanese restaurant in the mall, told AFP. "Then the department store announced that there was a shooting. The emergency sign was turned on and everyone ran to get out." In footage shared with AFP, he recorded a scrum of terrified shoppers scrabbling under metal security gates blocking shop entrances, before they fled down emergency stairwells as sirens blared. In another video, shared on Facebook and verified by AFP, scores of people can be seen in the mall's basement car park being directed by loudspeakers. Dozens of police vehicles and a number of ambulances could be seen outside one of the shopping centre's main entrances in the wake of the shooting. "I heard multiple gunshots -- about three times -- and saw people running around towards the exits," Nattanon Dungsunenarn, who was shopping in a branch of Boots pharmacy, told AFP. "It was very chaotic and seemed like many people didn't know what exactly was going on." 'Terrified'  "We didn't know what was happening, then staff from a shop asked us to go inside and said there was a shooter," Chinese tourist Xiong Ying, 41, told AFP. "Everyone was trying to find a place to hide. So many people were terrified, just like a scene in the zombie movies. "I now feel quite scared. It happened just like two minutes after we left by crossing the bridge. We even took photos there." Almost a year on from the October 6 nursery massacre, the mall shooting will raise fresh questions about gun control in Thailand, which has one of the highest rates of firearm ownership in the region. In 2020, a former army officer went on a rampage in a shopping mall in Korat, murdering 29 people and wounding scores more. The post Two dead in Bangkok mall shooting, 14-year-old boy arrested appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2023

Avaricio, Arejola advance to LPGA Tour Stage II

Chanelle Avaricio and amateur Tomita Arejola delivered big in the final day of the LPGA and Epson Tour Qualifying School Stage I......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 1st, 2023

Ilocos Norte launches tertiary students’ subsidy

LAOAG CITY — A lawmaker has launched the Tertiary Education Subsidy program in Ilocos Norte as it now open its doors to help struggling college students here to financially sustain their studies. Open to all enrolled Filipino undergraduate students, applicants are advised to submit their letter of intent to Representative Ferdinand Alexander “Sandro” Marcos, along with their certificate of enrolment and billing for the first semester of academic year 2023-2024. “We are now accepting TES applications from District One,” said Marcos in a statement on Monday as he enjoined eligible students to apply for the program. The TES program is being implemented by the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education and the Commission on Higher Education which is grants-in-aid program made possible through Republic Act 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act, which institutionalizes free tuition and exemption from other fees in state universities and colleges and local universities and colleges in the Philippines. Early on, the administration of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has allocated P138.77 billion for higher education programs including student subsidies and free tuition in state universities and colleges under the 2023 General Appropriations Act. The amount will be divided among SUCs with P107.04 billion, and the CHEd with P31.73 billion. In Ilocos Norte, thousands of students are availing of this program through the lawmaker’s office and for state universities, each beneficiary belonging to the low-income bracket is entitled to cash assistance of P40,000 per school year. TES grantees from private institutions, on the other hand, receive a higher amount, which covers P20,000 for tuition and an additional P40,000 allowance per academic year. The post Ilocos Norte launches tertiary students’ subsidy appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 21st, 2023

Why MIBF remains the book event of the year

For 40 years now, the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) has earned the reputation of being the ultimate book haven in the country. A one-stop shop for books and educational needs, MIBF is simply known as the Book Fair, calendared year after year for all the books Filipinos want to read and own. MIBF returns to SMX Convention Center in Pasay City from 14 to 17 September, ready to welcome another record-breaking crowd post-pandemic. Here’s what to look forward to in the paramount event for the book industry and the Filipino reader: The biggest. Under one roof, there will be over 100 exhibitors at MIBF 2023 — mainstream and indie publishers, international publishers, university presses, academic publishers and distributors, bookstores, and more. Special MIBF rates and special deals are up for grabs, ideal to fill up your Christmas list! The latest. Count on the MIBF to bring the latest titles, many hot off the press and not yet even available online or at regular bookstores, some reprinted or updated specifically for the MIBF crowd. It is the perfect time to load up on a crop of the newest releases. Authors represent! Blockbuster signings by the most in-demand authors and creators have always been an MIBF crowd drawer. Whether it’s with the National Artists for Literature, celebrity authors, Wattpad sensations, top comic book creators, and even international bestselling authors, the chance to interact with fave authors and have their books signed and dedicated is something for the books. The most fun. Book events await readers of all ages and from all walks of life: book awards, storytelling sessions, art workshops, book launches, seminars, book awards, and more. People attend the MIBF not just to get their annual book shopping done, it’s also a great place to learn new things and meet fellow book lovers. Industry hub. Whether it’s for the book industry, librarians, or the education sector, the MIBF is the most sought-after venue for industry dialogues for books, education, and allied industries. Keep abreast with the latest in the industry and expand your knowledge at the various seminars and workshops offered at the MIBF. School World. MIBF’s co-located event, School World, is a one-stop shop for teachers, students, parents, school administrators, young professionals and working adults to provide a wide selection of products and services as schools transition into new modes of learning in the new normal. Check out school supplies, art supplies, gadgets, and technology, learning aids, and more in this section of the MIBF. Find all these and more at MIBF, organized by Primetrade Asia, Inc. in partnership with Asian Catholic Communicators, Inc. (ACCI), Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP), Philippine Booksellers Association of the Philippines (PBAI) and Overseas Publishers’ Representatives Association of the Philippines (OPRAP). For details, call 8400-9680, 8896-0682 or 8373-3301, e-mail, or follow @ManilaBookFair on Facebook and Instagram. The post Why MIBF remains the book event of the year appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 14th, 2023

DepEd launches recalibrated K-10 curriculum, to start in SY 2024-2025

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) on Thursday, August 10, 2023, launched the revised K-to-10 curriculum, otherwise known as the Matatag curriculum, adding that its phased implementation will begin in the School Year (SY) 2024-2025. During its nationwide launch held Thursday, Director Jocelyn D.R. Andaya, of DepEd’s Bureau of Curriculum Development, said the […] The post DepEd launches recalibrated K-10 curriculum, to start in SY 2024-2025 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2023

Saso launches Women s Open drive vs Shin, Lopez

With joint third place and runner-up efforts in two of the first four major championships, Yuka Saso goes all-out in pursuit of the last jewel staked in this year’s LPGA Tour......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2023

Superal 6 shots off the pace in Thai LPGA

Princess Superal marked her return to competitive play with a two-over 74 as she trailed Luamsri Kamonwan by six at the start of the Thailand LPGA Championship......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2023

SM StartUp Market launches 2nd batch of MSMEs in SM City Fairview

Eight micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) were launched as the second batch of the SM Fairview StartUp Market at the mall’s Lower Ground Level, Central Walk last 17 July 2023. The SM StartUp Market features businesses such as Crave Box Patisserie, Earthy Kit, The Stamp Studio, Ambi’s Seaweed Chips, Cacaomistry, The Seasalt Brownie, Wick It Candles, and Gab’s Happy Plant Macrame until 31 January 2024. Comfort food partners Crave Box Patisserie offers freshly baked custom-made pastries for every occasion; Ambi’s Seaweed Chips specializes in homemade crispy seaweed chips; The Seasalt Brownie sells handcrafted artisanal brownies and dolce desserts made from high-quality natural ingredients; while Cacaomistry focuses on handcrafted plant-based cacao mix sourced from local farmers in Batangas and Davao. [caption id="attachment_160463" align="aligncenter" width="408"] Cupcakes from Crave Box Patisserie[/caption] [caption id="attachment_160465" align="aligncenter" width="380"] Sour cream-flavored seaweed chips from Ambi’s Seaweed Chips[/caption] [caption id="attachment_160466" align="aligncenter" width="331"] Brownies from The Seasalt Brownie[/caption] [caption id="attachment_160467" align="aligncenter" width="333"] Cacao mix from Cacaomistry[/caption] Purveyors of home hobbies and at-home experiences Meanwhile, Earthy Kit offers diverse eco-friendly personal and home care products; The Stamp Studio specializes in a wide array of custom-made stamps and stickers, perfect for school and office use; Wick It Candles focuses on candles in retro enamel cups filled with 100% natural vegan soy wax and premium fragrance oils; and Gab’s Happy Plant Macrame sells Macramé (a form of textile produced using knotting techniques) plant hangers to support the livelihood in the Payatas community. [caption id="attachment_160468" align="aligncenter" width="243"] Eco-friendly toothbrushes from the Earthy Kit[/caption] [caption id="attachment_160469" align="aligncenter" width="263"] Custom-made stamps from The Stamp Studio[/caption] [caption id="attachment_160470" align="aligncenter" width="295"] A candle in a retro enamel cup from Wick It Candles[/caption] [caption id="attachment_160471" align="aligncenter" width="224"] Macramé (a form of textile produced using knotting techniques) products from Gab’s Happy Plant Macrame[/caption] The goal of SM is to help online businesses bloom to the next level with the SM StartUp Package. “It is part of SM’s MSME program supporting start-ups who started with an online store and want to transition to a physical shop, and SM is the best place to do this with its high foot traffic and diverse customer base,” said SM Supermalls Regional Operations Manager Lea Sta. Ana. SM StartUp Package Through the SM StartUp Market, online MSMEs are offered the valuable support they need to set up shops at SM malls. By joining the SM StartUp Package, MSMEs are given assistance in opening their first brick-and-mortar shops. Launched last October 2021, the SM StartUp Market tenant package features start-up-friendly rental rates and use of kiosks or carts free of charge; marketing assistance to give the brand free exposure in SM online assets and ad spaces inside malls; financial assistance with BDO Network Bank; and mentorship from SM experts on operations and marketing. SM StartUp Market’s first batch was launched last December 2021 in SM Megamall. Overall, there are malls that have StartUp Markets from Clark and Pampanga in North Luzon to Cagayan De Oro and Davao in the South with new concepts and fresh products under various categories such as Health and Wellness, Home Hobbies and At-Home Experiences, Smart Gadgets for Productivity, Functional Fashion, and Comfort Food. To know more about the SM Startup Market and MSMEs, log on to, email, or follow @smsupermalls on all social media platforms. The post SM StartUp Market launches 2nd batch of MSMEs in SM City Fairview appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 21st, 2023

‘We must not forget’: Thailand marks cave rescue anniversary

Hundreds of people gathered on Monday to mark the five-year anniversary of the dramatic rescue against impossible odds of 12 young footballers from a flooded cave in northern Thailand. Now in their late teens, the boys and their coach, Ekkapol Chantawong, descended into the spotlit chambers of the Tham Luang cave complex to pay tribute to the thousands of people who worked for 18 days and nights to get them out. The "Wild Boars" team had entered the caves in June 2018 and were trapped when rains flooded the complex, emerging after a daring international rescue operation to global acclaim. "If it weren't for these people we wouldn't have survived, and wouldn't have been alive this day," Ekkapol said. "I'd like to say thank you to all of you from the bottom of my heart." But the joyful anniversary was tinged with sadness following the death of 17-year-old captain Duangpetch Promthep, who passed away while on a football scholarship in Britain earlier this year. His former teammates each laid white flowers at a memorial image of him outside the caves, surrounded by crowds in the bright sunlight and vivid jungle flora. A video tribute was also played inside the cave for ex-Chiang Rai governor Narongsak Osatanakorn, who won plaudits for his handling of the incident, and who died last month. "We must not forget the efforts of everyone involved in the rescue mission, especially of those who are no longer here with us," said Varawut Silpa-archa, minister of natural resources and environment. Offerings were also made to Jao Mae Nang Nong -- a legendary princess said to be the spirit of the caves in which she supposedly died, and who was frequently invoked for strength during the rescue. Miraculous rescue The boys were on a day trip to the cave complex on June 23, 2018, when heavy rains flooded the complex via underground waterways. They were feared dead until two British cave divers negotiated a series of narrow waterways and corridors and found them on July 2, trapped in a deep chamber, four kilometers (2.5 miles) from the entrance. The next hurdle was safely moving the boys and their coach out of the caves. In a highly risky operation, they were sedated, dressed in wetsuits and breathing apparatus, and hauled through the complex by foreign cave hobbyists, expert divers, and a team of Thai navy SEALs including Saman Kunan, who died during the rescue. Despite the odds, the boys and their coach all made it out alive. Adul Sam-on, one of the footballers who shot to fame after he thanked the divers who found them in English, was granted Thai nationality following the rescue, as were his coach and two teammates. Speaking on Monday, the now-19-year-old said he had just graduated high school in the United States, and would shortly be attending university. While there has been a steady stream of books, TV series, and film adaptations of the rescue, the boys themselves have mostly kept out of the limelight. Mongkol Booneiam, known as Mark, said he still lives -- and plays football -- in a nearby village. "If I have free time then I'd try to go play," he said. The post ‘We must not forget’: Thailand marks cave rescue anniversary appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 10th, 2023

Master Pinoy home cooking

The country’s leading culinary school CCA Manila launches its groundbreaking course, Fundamentals in Filipino Cuisine. As a pioneer in the culinary arts industry, CCA Manila takes the lead in owning the narrative of Filipino cuisine education, offering students a comprehensive program that celebrates the rich heritage and flavors of Filipino gastronomy. The Fundamentals in Filipino Cuisine Course is a comprehensive 16-day short course designed to provide students with a deep appreciation of Filipino gastronomy, cuisine and heritage. Through hands-on training, students will gain essential skills in ingredient selection and preparation, cooking and plating techniques, and palate calibration of basic selected Filipino dishes. The course covers the culinary traditions of all 17 regions of the country, showcasing the diverse flavors and techniques that make Filipino cuisine unique. To celebrate the launch of this exciting course, CCA Manila will host a kick-off event on 26 June, featuring John Sherwin Felix, a young food and agricultural heritage advocate and founder of Lokalpedia. Felix will share his insights on popularizing Filipino Food Heritage Ingredients, and students will have the opportunity to sample some of the ingredients he has brought from his research trips. “With this program, we aim to train a new generation of culinary professionals who will showcase the unique flavors and heritage of Filipino cuisine. By offering this course, we take pride in our leadership in owning the narrative of Filipino culinary education,” said  Chef Kerwin Funtanilla,  CCA program manager. The course curriculum focuses on developing key competencies in food safety and sanitation, knife skills, cooking methods, food presentation, and techniques specifically applied to Filipino cuisine. By the end of the program, students will be proficient in preparing and cooking a wide array of Filipino dishes using appropriate techniques. They will also learn to present these dishes in a way that incorporates internationally acceptable techniques, allowing them to showcase the beauty and richness of Filipino cuisine to a global audience. As part of the course, students will have the incredible opportunity to go beyond the classroom and embark on two field trips to renowned culinary establishments that truly embody the essence of Filipino cuisine. These immersive excursions offer firsthand experiences, giving students the chance to deepen their appreciation for the intricate artisan culinary techniques and exceptional culinary products that define Filipino cuisine. The post Master Pinoy home cooking appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 10th, 2023

Makati launches mobile library

Mayor Abby Binay on Friday led the launching of the city’s mobile library at the Makati Elementary School......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2023

16 high school teams clash in Girls Volley tilt

Sixteen of the best high school teams in the country take centerstage as Shakey’s launches the Girls Volleyball Invitational League Sunday at the San Andres Sports Complex in Malate, Manila......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2023

Quezon City launches housing for teachers, poor residents

The Quezon City government yesterday launched a housing project intended to benefit more than 400 public school teachers and indigent residents in the city......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 21st, 2023

Uy fades with 72, ends up joint 20th in Thai LPGA Classic

Uy was poised to bouncing back from a disastrous second round 77 and a one-over card after six holes in the final round as she fired back-to-back birdies from No. 11. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 11th, 2023

Uy s charge fizzles out, tumbles to 19th with 77 in Thai LPGA Classic

Daniella Uy squandered a fiery backside start and a clear stab at the lead as she wavered with a wave of bogeys to end up with a 77......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 10th, 2023