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He s a real boy : James Yap breaks silence on Bimby s sexual orientation

Basketball star James Yap broke his silence on the sexual orientation of his son with Kris Aquino, Bimby. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarMay 4th, 2021

I’m straight as an arrow : Kris Aquino s son Bimby sets the record straight on sexual orientation

Kris Aquino’s son Bimby clarified her sexual orientation saying he’s a straight man. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 27th, 2021

Jordan breaks silence on George Floyd s death, Clarkson joins protests

Jordan Clarkson is not taking the latest act of racism and police brutality in the US sitting down. The Fil-Am combo guard of the Utah Jazz joined a protest in Los Angeles for the murder of George Floyd. Floyd was an unarmed African-American killed at the hands of Minneapolis police. His death has once again sparked the issue of racism and police brutality in the United States, causing protests all over the country. Clarkson was part of what he said was a peaceful protest in his area. "The time for change has been passed due. Don't forget the message because of the tone that it is projected in," he wrote on his Twitter account. i witnessed a peaceful protest, alot of emotion and unity, the time for change has been passed due..dont forget the message because of the tone that it is projected in!! pic.twitter.com/a0SkOgiT5F — Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) May 31, 2020 Clarkson is just one of many NBA players voicing their disapproval of the injustice happening in the US. Celtics guard Jaylen Brown drove 15 hours from Boston to Atlanta to lead another protest. “Remember why we’re here!” Protest turns into March lead by @FCHWPO who drove 15 hours from Boston just to be here for a peaceful protest in his hometown #11Alive #bostonceltics pic.twitter.com/uhow5F2Lon — Hope Ford (@hope_iam) May 30, 2020 Several NBA stars like LeBron James and Steph Curry are also using their respective platforms heard. Even Michael Jordan has finally broken his silence on the matter. "I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough," Jordan said in a statetment.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 1st, 2020

Simone Soars: Biles named 2019 AP Female Athlete of the Year

By Will Graves, Associated Press They’re called “Simone Things,” a catchall phrase for the casual ease with which Simone Biles seems to soar through her sport and her life. The irony, of course, is that there’s nothing casual or easy about it. Any of it. The greatest gymnast of all time and 2019 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year only makes it seem that way. Those jaw-dropping routines that are rewriting her sport's code of points and redefining what can be done on the competition floor? Born from a mix of natural talent, hard work and a splash of ego. The 25 world championship medals, the most by any gymnast ever? The result of a promise the 22-year-old made to herself when she returned to competition in 2017 after taking time off following her golden run at the 2016 Olympics. The stoicism and grace she has shown in becoming an advocate for survivors — herself included — and an agent for change in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal that’s shaken USA Gymnastics to its core? The byproduct of a conscious decision to embrace the immense clout she carries. “I realize now with the platform I have it will be powerful if I speak up and speak for what I believe in,” Biles told The Associated Press. “It’s an honor to speak for those that are less fortunate. So if I can be a voice for them in a positive manner, then of course I’m going to do whatever I can.” And it's that mission — combined with her otherworldly skill and boundless charisma — that's enabled Biles to keep gymnastics in the spotlight, a rarity for a sport that typically retreats into the background once the Olympic flame goes out. She is the first gymnast to be named AP Female Athlete of the Year twice and the first to do it in a non-Olympic year. Biles edged U.S. women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe in a vote by AP member sports editors and AP beat writers. Skiing star Mikaela Schiffrin placed third, with WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne fourth. Biles captured the award in 2016 following a showstopping performance at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, where she won five medals in all, four of them gold. She spent most of the following 12 months taking a break before returning to the gym in the fall of 2017, saying she owed it to herself to mine the depth of her talent. Check social media following one of her routines and you’ll find people -- from LeBron James to Michelle Obama to Chrissy Teigen -- struggling to distill what they’ve witnessed into 280 characters or fewer, with whatever they settle on typically followed by multiple exclamation points and a goat emoji, a nod to Biles being considered the Greatest Of All Time. Her triple-twisting double-flip (the “triple double”) at the end of her first tumbling pass on floor exercise is a wondrous blur. Her double-twisting double-flip beam dismount (the “double double”) is so tough the International Gymnastics Federation made the unusual decision to downplay its value in an effort to deter other gymnasts from even trying it. This is both the blessing and the curse of making the nearly impossible look tantalizingly attainable. When Biles learned about the FIG's decision, she vented on Twitter, her palpable frustration highlighting the realness she's maintained even as her first name has become synonymous with her sport's royalty. It can lead to a bit of a balancing act. In some ways, she's still the kid from Texas who just wants to hang out with her boyfriend and her dog and go to the grocery story without being bothered. In other ways, she's trying to be respectful of the world she's built. Take the GOAT thing. It’s a title she embraces — Biles wore a goat-themed leotard during training at the national championships in August — but also takes with a grain of salt, determined to stay grounded even as the hype around her grows. Yes, GOAT happens to be the acronym for her planned post-Olympic “Gold Over America Tour,” but ask her where the inspiration came from and she laughs and gives credit to a friend, Kevin, who came up with it in a group chat. It is both paying tribute to and winking at her status at the same time. Biles has become well aware over the last three years that her every word and action carries far greater weight than she ever imagined. Her most impactful moment of 2019 might not have come during a meet but sitting for an interview on the eve of winning her record sixth national title, when she fought back tears while talking about how USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the FBI failed to protect athletes during an investigation into Nassar's abusive behavior. The moment went viral, as most things surrounding her tend to do these days. “I’m starting to realize it’s not just the gymternet anymore,” Biles said, using the term for her sport's dedicated fans. "It’s an overall thing. It’s weird to get that kind of attention, but at the end of the day, I feel gymnastics has been overlooked in non-Olympic years. Yeah, it puts pressure on me. But I’m not trying to think about all the attention from the outside world.” The attention figures to only grow in the run-up to Tokyo, where she will attempt to become the first female gymnast in more than half a century to repeat as Olympic champion. Her smiling face serves as the exclamation point at the end of every television promo for the Summer Games. Let it be known: The smile is real. That might not have always been the case, but is is now. Heading into the final months of a singular career, she is trying to revel in the journey while anxiously awaiting what's next. Add it to the list of Simone Things. “I feel like this is the beginning of my life and I don’t want gymnastics to be my whole entire life,” she said. “I’m definitely going to soak in the moment and enjoy it so 10 years from now I can look back and say ‘I had the time of my life out there’ ... rather than ‘I was good, but I was miserable.’”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 26th, 2019

James Yap nagsalita na sa isyung bading ang anak na si Bimby

Ilang beses nang ipinagtatanggol ni Kris Aquino sa bashers ang bunsong anak na si James Carlos Aquino Yap, Jr. o Bimby dahil pinagdududahang bading ito pero hindi pa rin tumitigil ang iba. Kaya sa Q & A ng mag-inang Kris at Bimb na pinost ng huli sa kanyang social media account ay natanong ng ina […] The post James Yap nagsalita na sa isyung bading ang anak na si Bimby appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 1st, 2021

Kris Aquino takes brave questions from Bimby about ex James Yap

It looks like "Queen of All Media" Kris Aquino is training her son Bimby to follow her footsteps as TV host after Kris uploaded a video of Bimby interviewing her......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 29th, 2021

Napatawad na nga ba ni Bimby ang amang si James Yap?

NAGPAKATOTOO si Bimby sa pagsagot sa mga kontrobersyal na tanong ng inang si Kris Aquino tungkol sa kanyang amang si James Yap. Diretsahang sinabi ng binatilyo na  napatawad na niya si James sa lahat ng kasalanan at pagkukulang nito sa kanya bilang ama kasabay ng pagsasabing hindi rin umano ito nag-e-effort na mag-reach out sa […] The post Napatawad na nga ba ni Bimby ang amang si James Yap? appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2021

Kris may inamin tungkol kina James at Bistek; pinayuhan si Bimby sa pakikipag-date

MATAPANG na sinagot ni Kris Aquino ang personal na mga tanong sa kanya ng bunsong anak na si Bimby, kabilang na ang naging relasyon niya noon kina James Yap at Herbert Bautista. Sa part one ng mala-talkshow na chikahan ng mag-ina na in-upload sa Facebook page ng TV host-actress, inusisa ni Bimby ang si Kris […] The post Kris may inamin tungkol kina James at Bistek; pinayuhan si Bimby sa pakikipag-date appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 25th, 2021

Bimby payag na mag-asawa si Kris sa tatlong kondisyon

Sa Q & A ng mag-inang Kris Aquino at Bimby o James Carlos Aquino Yap, Jr ay payag naman pala ang huli na muling mag-asawa ang ina base sa kundisyon niya. Base sa video post ni Kris sa kanyang Instaggram account nitong Biyernes. Ang caption ni Kris sa Q and A nila ni Bimby, “He […] The post Bimby payag na mag-asawa si Kris sa tatlong kondisyon appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2021

Kris namigay ng pera sa mismong kaarawan ni Bimby; James may pa-throwback paandar sa anak

SA pamamagitan ng isang throwback photo, binati ng basketball superstar na si James Yap ang anak na si Bimby na nagse-celebrate ng kanyang birthday ngayong araw. Ipinost ng ex-husband ni Kris Aquino ang lumang litrato nila ng anak sa Instagram kalakip ang kanyang maikli ngunit punumpuno pagmamahal na birthday message. “HAPPY 14th Birthday Bimb. I […] The post Kris namigay ng pera sa mismong kaarawan ni Bimby; James may pa-throwback paandar sa anak appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Power producers gain tax breaks

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the reduction and condonation of real property taxes and penalties assessed on some independent power producers (IPPs)......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Melania Trump breaks silence on Congress invasion& mdash;and complains

First Lady Melania Trump broke her silence Monday on last week's invasion of Congress by her husband's supporters, complaining that she has been unfairly treated......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 12th, 2021

The ex-cop behind China’s largest gay dating app

Beijing, China (AFP) — Browsing the Internet as a young policeman in China, Ma Baoli recalls the sheer volume of web pages telling him he was a pervert, diseased and in need of treatment — simply because he was gay. “I felt extremely lonely after I became aware of my sexual orientation,” says Ma, at […] The post The ex-cop behind China’s largest gay dating app appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 10th, 2021

James, Davis carry Lakers to victory; Nets silence Jazz

LOS ANGELES—LeBron James and Anthony Davis picked up the pace when the Los Angeles Lakers needed them most, coming up big in the waning minutes of a 94-92 NBA victory over the Grizzlies in Memphis on Tuesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 6th, 2021

Statutory rape age raised to 16

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on third and final reading a bill raising the age to determine statutory rape from below 12 to below 16, regardless of sexual orientation of the offenders and victims. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 1st, 2020

‘I cringe!’: Roman hits initial removal of SOGIE in proposed anti-discrimination bill

MANILA, Philippines — Bataan Rep. Geraldine Roman did not mince words as she expressed her disappointment over the initial removal of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression (SOGIE) in the draft substitute bill of an anti-discrimination measure. During the technical working group meeting of the House committee on human rights, it was seen that […] The post ‘I cringe!’: Roman hits initial removal of SOGIE in proposed anti-discrimination bill appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

Gender equality suportado ni PRRD; church, civil marriage ng same-sex couple inayawan

Manila, Philippines – Suportado ni Pangulong  Rodrigo Roa  Duterte ang gender equality subalit nilinaw na hindi siya pabor sa  church o civil marriage na kabilang sa  same-sex couples. Ang pahayag na ito ni Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque ay tugon sa tanong kung ano ang posisyon sa  pinagtatalunang  sexual orientation and gender identity expression (SOGIE) bill […] The post Gender equality suportado ni PRRD; church, civil marriage ng same-sex couple inayawan appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsNov 5th, 2020

No, the SOGIE bill won’t legalize necrophilia, pedophilia

he proposed bill that would ban discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression will not legalize necrophilia and pedophilia......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 4th, 2020

Moreno signs SOGIE ordinance

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on Thursday signed the SOGIE ordinance that would provide full protection of the lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, queers, and intersex (LGBTQI)’s rights against any form of discrimination in the city. SOGIE is an abbreviation combining sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. In a simple ceremony, Moreno was joined by Vice […] The post Moreno signs SOGIE ordinance appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 29th, 2020

LGBT+ rights are children’s rights

LGBT+ children and youth are deprived of their rights because of their sexual orientation and gender identity such as access to health services, education, and work opportunities......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsOct 7th, 2020

LOOK: Bimby Yap is quite tall now; will he follow his father’s footsteps?

          By Waylon Galvez     When a photo of James Carlos Aquino Yap Jr. was posted on social media, many were surprised on how tall he is now – his father, PBA two-time MVP James Yap of Rain or Shine, included. At 13, ‘Bimby’ is quite tall at 6-feet. “Ang […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 5th, 2020