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Kurt Fick’s TINGBITS reminds us that love doesn’t have to be expensive

CEBU CITY, Philippines–There is no stopping Kurt Fick from pursuing love—and his big new official sound, Bahala’g Tingbitay. Tomorrow, November 25, the Vispop superstar is releasing TINGBITS, his follow-up single to the groovy, synth-heavy DI NA. Up-tempo, complete with celebratory horns and fat, attention-grabbing basslines, TINGBITS reminds us that over anything, love is all we […] The post Kurt Fick’s TINGBITS reminds us that love doesn’t have to be expensive appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 24th, 2022

Column: A quiet, measured response from golf on civil unrest

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Golf has never been known to move quickly. Harold Varner III illustrated as much with thoughtful observations he posted on social media after civil unrest in America over the weekend reached levels not seen in more than 50 years. “I’ve received more messages than ever before, mostly from people who wanted me to speak up immediately because of who I am. I AM BLACK,” his post began. “But it’s not helpful to anyone when impulsive, passionate reaction takes precedence over clear-minded thought.” What followed from Varner, one of three PGA Tour members of black heritage, was just that. He referred to the “senseless killing” of George Floyd, the handcuffed black man who died last week when a white police officer in Minneapolis put a knee to the back of his neck until he stopped breathing. “To me, it was evil incarnate,” Varner said. “There are objective truths in life. I think that’s one of them,” he wrote in his Monday post. Varner also cautioned against single-minded thoughts, that one can be against police killing a man while saying that burning businesses and police stations is wrong. “We can go beyond the trap of one-dimensional thinking. Once we do, our eyes will see the righteous, our hearts will feel the love, and we’ll have done more to honor all those subjected to evil and its vile nature,” he concluded. The more prominent voice is Tiger Woods, whose profile worldwide is so great that he chose early in his career not to get too opinionated on social issues. One example was two years ago at Riviera, during Black History Month, when he was asked during a news conference what concerned him about the plight of black Americans. Woods was smart in his delivery, short on substance, when he said African Americans have had their share of struggles, it has gotten better and there’s room for improvement. Accurate and safe. His tweet Monday night arrived shortly before 10 p.m. in Florida. It began with his heart going out to Floyd, his loved ones and “all of us who are hurting right now.” And while he said he has “the utmost respect” for law enforcement and the training involved to know how, when and where to use force, “This shocking tragedy clearly crossed that line.” Woods referenced the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles in 1992 — he was a teenager growing up in neighboring Orange County — and said “education is the best path forward.” “We can make our points without burning the very neighborhoods we live in,” he said. “I hope that through constructive, honest conversations we can build a safer, unified society.” Whether he said a little or a lot, Woods said something. That was important. Voices need to be heard, especially relevant ones. Golf doesn’t have many of those. It has a shabby history of inclusion, particularly when it comes to blacks, starting with the PGA of America taking until 1961 to drop its “Caucasian-only clause.” The PGA Tour now attracts the best from every corner of the globe. It can be an expensive game, yet not even the privileged are assured of making it. Woods said in a 2009 interview on being the only black on tour, "It’s only going to become more difficult for African Americans now, because golf has opened up around the world.” And so where does golf fit in the discussion of equality and justice? The PGA Tour is the only major sports league that did not issue a public statement or reference the views of its players on the homepage of its website. Would anyone have taken it seriously given the composition and color of the tour's membership? Did it need to carve out a spot on the dais that already was crowded with voices from other sports that are far more germane to the issues? Commissioner Jay Monahan was searching for answers over the weekend and ultimately chose to keep his thoughts within the tour, sending a letter Monday to his staff and then sharing it with the players. “The hardships and injustices that have and continue to impact the African-American community are painful to watch and difficult to comprehend,” Monahan wrote. “And as a citizen of this country and a leader of this organization, I must admit that I’m struggling with what my role should be. But I am determined to help and make a difference.” Monahan said he had several “meaningful and emotional” conversations with colleagues and friends in the black community, “who — once again — showed me that sometimes listening and making a commitment to understand are the only things you can offer, and that’s OK.” “What I was left with was this,” he wrote. “Make no mistake about it — someone you know and care about is hurting right now, even if they haven’t told you that directly. ... And if anyone at the tour is hurting, we should all hurt.” He also included a link from the Refinery29 website on the unseen pain blacks endure. “Too often we just move on when we are not directly influenced by the news of the day," he wrote. “Yes, we have all been impacted by the global pandemic, but we should also be painfully aware and impacted by the dividing lines in our country. “We might not know exactly what to do right now, but we shouldn’t be deterred.” The PGA Tour resumes next week at Colonial, back to its familiar world with little controversy and ample privilege. No other sport does charity as well as golf. This issue requires more than that. If the best it can do is listen and commit to understand, that's OK......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2020

Carla Abellana: ‘Yung love naman ay hindi nagdi-disappear o hindi nababawasan nang kusa…

HINDI pa pala nagsi-sink in kay Carla Abellana na ‘divorced’ na sila ng ex-husband niyang si Tom Rodriguez na kasalukuyang nasa Amerika ngayon. Nakapanayam ni 24 Oras showbiz reporter Nelson Canlas ang aktres at inamin nga nito na hindi pa niya ito natatanggap. “Number one kasi divorced doesn’t exist in the Philippines dahil ang foreign […] The post Carla Abellana: ‘Yung love naman ay hindi nagdi-disappear o hindi nababawasan nang kusa… appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2022

Danny Javier of APO Hiking Society passes away, 75

Danny Javier (YouTube) Danny Javier, one of the members of the iconic OPM group APO Hiking Society, has passed away, his daughter Justine Javier Long announced on social media on Oct. 31. He was 75. “It is with great sadness that my siblings and I wish to announce the passing of our father, Daniel ‘Danny’ Morales Javier on October 31, 2022 at the age of 75 from complications due to his prolonged illnesses,” wrote Justine. She added: “In life, as in his death, our Pop never stopped fighting for what he loved, what he believed in and what he was passionate about. He left this world with his passion and his strength of will intact and we know he would not have it any other way.” Justine thanked the people for the outpouring love, prayers, and condolences during their difficult time. “Just feeling the loss of an old faithful friend who knew what love is although sometimes it just doesn’t show. My friend lives on in his music,” wrote actor-singer Buboy Garovillo, another member of the musical group, on social media. The third member of the group is Jim Paredes. Lawyer-vlogger Trixie Angeles-Cruz, who served as Press Secretary, also paid tribute to the musician. On Facebook, she wrote: Danny Javier and Trixie Angeles-Cruz (Facebook) “I wish we had more time. But thank you for what you shared with me. “Thank you for the laughing days. Thank you for the extraordinary lunches. Thank you for always asking about my health even when yours had become precarious. Thank you for the vitamins. Thank you for giving me a preview of some of your songs. Thank you for a ringside seat into the amphitheater of your thoughts. “Thank you for the honor and privilege of being called your friend,” the lawyer wrote. The APO Hiking Society was the forefront of the OPM scene in the 70s until they disbanded in 2010. Some of their monster hits include Pumapatak Na Naman Ang Ulan, Ewan, Batang Bata Ka Pa, Awit ng Barkada, Mahirap Magmahal Nh Syota ng Iba, When I Met You, etc......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 31st, 2022

Learning the art of making dim sum from master chef Jereme Leung

Who doesn’t love dim sum and dumplings? Anyone who has enjoyed the pleasures of yum cha has wondered what it would be like to create these treats at home......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2022

VLOG WATCH: Elisse Joson’s updated makeup routine

ELISSE JOSON is one of the prettiest actresses sa Philippine showbiz ngayon. Ngayon na isa na siyang ganap na ina, lalo pa itong gumanda at love na love lang namin ang kanyang mukha that reminds us of Tanya Garcia, na isa sa pinakamaganda sa showbizlandia. Now that she’s back in doing showbiz projects and nagiging […] The post VLOG WATCH: Elisse Joson’s updated makeup routine appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinoyparazziRelated NewsJul 25th, 2022

Love In Every Season

Solomon, one of the wisest people to walk the earth, understood that for everything in life there are seasons. In Ecclesiastes 3:1, he reminds us that, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens” (NIV). God instilled creation with a beautiful order and our relationships are yet another […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 11th, 2022

Matt Lozano sings about self-love in Kwarto

Before he wears the superhero suit of Big Bert Armstrong in the upcoming TV adaptation of Voltes V, Matt will share his music through Kwarto first to audiences. The single reminds everyone that loving oneself is a step to start anew after a break-up......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 5th, 2021

Sweet dreams are made of this

Singer Katrina Velarde is looking and sounding good. Well, this is because she is in love. The Suklay Diva married Michael Shapiro early this year. Yes, the American pop jazz luminary. “Katrina is an inspiring singer,” said Shapiro of his bride. “She doesn’t realize it, but her success is an inspiration not only for singers […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2021

Head on to Cebu’s own Enchanted River—the Cancalanog Falls

The island of Cebu really has so much to offer. From local delicacies to music, heritage, and beautiful tourist attractions, the “Queen City of the South” continues to amaze many. But candidly, who doesn’t love beaches and sunsets and waterfalls, right? Prepare your life jackets as we take you cliff-diving to the south. This time […] The post Head on to Cebu’s own Enchanted River—the Cancalanog Falls appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2021

Appreciating Pinoy talents

After being sworn in as an American citizen two weeks ago in St. Paul Minneapolis, Minnesota, Chess Grandmaster Wesley So said taking on US citizenship “doesn’t mean that I don’t love the Philippines......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 10th, 2021

No love lost between Slaughter, Gin Kings?

Greg Slaughter’s farewell message to Ginebra management, coaches and teammates doesn’t seem to tell the whole story behind the giant trade that sent him to NorthPort in exchange for Christian Standhardinger......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

22 Tango Releases Single Announcing Company Re-Brand

It’s universal knowledge that music can make something beautiful out of the ugliest experiences. This single performed by 22 Tango’s roster of artists is no exception. Titled, “Move Love,” it’s about “courage and hope amidst adversity. It highlights vulnerability and strength. It reminds us of the human capacity to fight and survive crisis,” as explained […] The post 22 Tango Releases Single Announcing Company Re-Brand appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

'SelfLoveBestLove: Easy Ways to Shower Yourself with Love All Year Round

The month of February is all about love, but this doesn't always have to be the romantic kind. There are different types of love that can be celebrated, and one of the most important kinds is self-love. .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2021

EOC reminds public: Love is in the air, and also COVID

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) reminds the public to stay at home during the Valentine’s Day or choose a safer way to celebrate the day. Councilor Joel Garganera, EOC deputy chief implementor, said that while it might be tempting to go on dates outside the homes, the couples and families […] The post EOC reminds public: Love is in the air, and also COVID appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2021

Fans show support for Red Velvet’s Irene as she apologizes anew for past behavior

Red Velvet’s Irene (Instagram)  K-pop girl group Red Velvet’s leader Irene sent a letter to fans to apologize again for her past behavior and promised that she will “become a more mature person.”  Irene was embroiled in a controversy last October when a stylist-editor Kang Kook-hwa exposed her for rude behavior towards her and said she had a recording of the incident as evidence.  Kang compared Irene to “nut rage” Heather Cho, the Korean Air vice president who went berserk on a company-owned plane in 2014 after she was served nuts in original packaging by a crew member.  “The 20 minutes in the unfamiliar room was like hell. No hellos exchanged, shouting in my face with [her] phone in hand pointing [her] fingers while I stood and [she] sat in a chair, blurting out the words. Tears flooded out of my eyes after listening to the venomous words spewed out by [her] tongue. I just couldn’t help, it just burst out. Why must I be humiliated? For whom? For what? For money?” wrote Kang on Instagram, Korea JoongAng Daily reported.  After Kang made the post, Irene personally apologized to her and also issued an apology on Instagram. The incident prompted a Korean fan community of Red Velvet on DC Inside to demand that Irene should leave the group. In her new apology, which she posted on Jan. 15, Irene wrote, “First of all, I wanted to say that I apologize for causing so much pain and worry to many people because of inadequacy.” She said she started as a trainee at age 19 in 2009 and up to now, being Irene of Red Velvet “has been all of my life.” “I have lived while thinking that I was getting along with the people around me in my own way that I didn’t know that my communication method or expressions could be a problem, and I only thought that each has a different way of communication,” she said.  She added, “I received a lot of concerns and reprimand not only from the public but also from people around me for the past event and this gave me time to quietly reflect on myself.” “As I cannot turn back time, I am making a lot of effort not to go back to the way I used to be. I realized the weight of words and actions, and I will try to become a more mature person,” Irene promised.  Irene added that in the future, as leader and singer of Red Velvet, “I will not only show you a good image, but also as the person Bae Joo-hyun, I will try not to disappoint you.”  “I hope that somebody will no longer be criticized for what happened because of my inadequacy,” she said.  Last December, or two months after the incident, it was reported that Kang was still receiving hate for what happened.  “Please stop bothering me. Don’t threaten me. It’s a crime and costs dearly. She doesn’t want it either. I’m doing silent for her sake. This is my last request. Please and please,” according to a post by Kang uploaded on an online community.  Fans of Red Velvet welcomed Irene’s apology and expressed their support to her.  “Irene you didn’t do anything wrong. It’s normal for people to have mood swings, the case here is because you’re a celebrity,” one fan wrote.  Other messages are “Irene best leader,” “Irene we love you! Cheer up, we will always have your back,” and “Irene unnie you’re the greatest woman of this generation! We love you 3000!!!!”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

What next for Trump? Golf, Twitter and maybe another run?

When networks projected he had lost his bid for reelection to Joe Biden, President Donald Trump was playing golf. He’ll soon have plenty more time to enjoy the links if he so desires.  US President Donald Trump (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN) But if there’s one constant for Trump, it is his love of the limelight and few expect this most unusual of presidents to pursue a traditional post-White House life of public reticence, reflective memoir-writing and occasional charitable events. He will lose the keys to the White House but not his login on Twitter, where Trump and his itchy fingers could still wield powerful control over his Republican Party. Some allies have already spoken of Trump planning a rematch in 2024. Only one other president, Grover Cleveland, has served non-consecutive terms, winning in 1892 after narrowly losing reelection four years earlier. Former White House chief of staff Mark Mulvaney said with understatement that Trump — who has refused to concede and made unsubstantiated claims of widespread fraud — “doesn’t like losing.” “I would absolutely expect the president to stay involved in politics and would absolutely put him on the shortlist of people who are likely to run in 2024,” he told an Irish think tank. “He’s a very high-energy 74-year-old.” Trump’s children have made clear that they are still demanding loyalty from Republicans. “The total lack of action from virtually all of the ‘2024 GOP hopefuls’ is pretty amazing,” Donald Trump Jr. tweeted on Thursday. He called out by name Senator Lindsey Graham, a former Trump critic turned supporter who coasted to reelection. Hours afterward, Graham was on Trump’s favorite Fox News show pledging money for the president’s legal defense and repeating unsubstantiated accusations of election irregularities. – Trump TV? – The thrice-married New York-born hotel developer and television celebrity has made no secret that he longs for some comforts of his pre-White House days. “I had a nice life. I had the greatest life,” Trump said in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in his final campaign rally. His main product to fund that lifestyle has been his own name. According to his disgraced former lawyer Michael Cohen, the 2016 presidential run itself was conceived as a “branding opportunity” — until he unexpectedly won. Trump had rebuilt his public profile in the 2000s as the host of reality TV series “Celebrity Apprentice” following a string of bankruptcies. The president has hinted about seeking to start a “Trump TV” brand as he has increasingly complained about Fox News, accusing the channel that helped fuel his rise of being insufficiently right-wing. Viewers, he tweeted, “want an alternative now. So do I!” And no one can deny Trump has the gift of the gab.  At his innumerable rallies, he held large crowds in a kind of mesmerized attention with stream-of-consciousness shifts from conspiracy theories to jokes to pet peeves, like his peculiarly passionate criticism of feeble water pressure in bathroom faucets. And he has a potential readymade vehicle for the project in the form of openly Trump-supporting cable channels One America News and NewsMax TV — current minnows that a Trump takeover could turn into giants. – Prison, or a road trip? – No less plausible is a scenario where Trump is embroiled in serious legal problems. Prosecutors in New York are already probing Trump’s hush money payment to a porn star, his tangled business dealings and mysterious accounting practices. Then there are those old rape and other sexual assault allegations. As president, Trump is largely protected from prosecution. Some have speculated that he may again challenge accepted norms by trying to issue a pre-emptive pardon to himself. Eight Trump associates, including men who served as his campaign managers, lawyer and national security advisor, have already been indicted or imprisoned for serious crimes including over the 2016 campaign’s links to Russia. Or, just maybe, Trump will want to get away from it all. However implausible this sounds, he has dropped a few hints. In June at the White House he mused about taking a road trip in an RV with his former model wife Melania. Less romantic but equally heartfelt, he paused mid-speech during a campaign rally in Pennsylvania to admire parked trucks. “Nice trucks,” the president said. “You think I could hop into one of them and drive it away? I’d love to do it, just drive the hell out of here. Just get the hell out of this.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 8th, 2020

Romance and mystery meet in & lsquo;Truly. Madly. Deadly.& rsquo;

How to create a character that audiences will love? In drama series, he doesn’t just need to be the main character that appears in every scene. He must also have a convincing flaw and a compelling backstory. The character must be human, someone every normal person can easily relate to......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Knocking on Goliath’s Doors

Most people love a David vs. Goliath story, cheering when the underdog comes out on top, defying all odds and expectations. In all probability, part of the attraction comes from how seldom it happens. In the consumer goods corporate arena, for example, what we’ll read about more often is how some creative, forward-looking, independent enterprise is gobbled up by a multinational, or big player. So here’s something that’s different, a David calling on the Goliaths to partner with ‘him,’ to forge something collaborative, rather than adversarial or acquisitive. Founders of the Australian-based social enterprise, Thankyou, Daniel and Justine Flynn Thankyou is an Australian social enterprise founded in 2008 by a group of university students. Offering consumer products – personal care and baby product ranges – in Australia and New Zealand, their mission vision and business model is to make and distribute the Thankyou products to help end extreme poverty. As Daniel Flynn, Thankyou co-founder with his wife Justine and Jarryd Burns, reminds us, ‘With $63 trillion spent on consumer goods each year while 736 million people are stuck in extreme poverty (based on WB, OECD data), we believe that business as usual is broken. But we also believe that we, together with people and a partnership with one of the two biggest companies in the world, can change this by funneling the dollars spent on consumer goods into helping extreme poverty.” To achieve this, and drum up attention to their ‘call’ to P&G and Unilever to make and distribute Thankyou products globally; Thankyou has embarked on a global Social Media campaign, No Small Plan. The ‘plan’ is to muster enough global viral support that one of these giants will take notice, and team up with Thankyou. It’s the collective impact of voices around the world that Thankyou is asking for. To show our support, Thankyou is asking us to:– Post a photo or share the campaign social title with the caption ‘I’m in, are you?’ – Tag @proctergamble and @unilever. – Hashtag #thankyoutotheworld. – Share Thankyou’s video to help spread this even further.And you might have begun seeing these ‘I’m in, are you?’ IG posts, wondering what they were all about. A Thankyou-funded water supply & sanitation project in Asia. Thankyou will then set virtual meetings with both consumer goods giants – this to happen at the end of the social campaign. And on November 5th, Thankyou will announce which multinational will be their partner, on one of the largest and most iconic digital billboards of the world, New York City’s Time Square.  It’s a daring gambit by this company that is as much social movement and engaged community, as it is distributor of consumer goods. To date, Thankyou has raised over A$17 million for their impact partners serving the world’s poorest populations. They’ve helped over 857,000 people in over 20 countries, from Asia to Africa; addressing water, health, sanitation, economic development programs, maternal and child health programs in low-income communities. Tackling extreme poverty, the supported programs and impact partners help alleviate the problems of people living on less than $1.90/day. Thankyou doing something for Education in Africa. To date, the verdict is still out on to what extent this COVID pandemic will affect the global economy. Needless to say, we can be certain that the gap between the rich and the poor will only widen, inequalities heightened. Thankyou offers a new business model, where it’s not just the CSR programs that reach out to ameliorate social ills; but that the business model itself gets a much-needed makeover. Make your voice heard if you share in Thankyou’s vision of tomorrow......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Making new sports traditions with LG technology

It is a well-known fact that Filipino families love watching sports. It has actually become a tradition for most – catching live basketball games, trying to get a glimpse or a selfie with your favorite player together with the kids, and eating out at a favorite restaurant after. It is a wholesome ritual that creates unforgettable memories. With the pandemic however, this tradition abruptly came to a halt for most families. Sporting events are slowly starting to resume, but actually watching it live especially with little ones are still out of the picture. This however, doesn’t mean that the bonding time as a family has to go away. LG’s OLED TVs make watching sports and movies at home in the new normal just like the real thing......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

Golden shows she’s in love in new single

If Golden Cañedo had to pick a song that perfectly resonates with her current love life status, it would be Walang Hanggang Sandali, her latest single under GMA Music, which reminds one about chance encounters between two people brought together by destiny......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 25th, 2020