Advertisements


La Union town fosters value of reading in schools

BACNOTAN, La Union, Dec. 2 (PIA) - With the aim to foster the value of education to learners of the community, the local government unit (LGU) of Bacnotan staged the 6th Reading Month celebration w.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsDec 3rd, 2019

La Union town fosters value of reading in schools

BACNOTAN, La Union, Dec. 2 (PIA) - With the aim to foster the value of education to learners of the community, the local government unit (LGU) of Bacnotan staged the 6th Reading Month celebration w.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2019

Valdez, Galang reveal their go-to type of spike

Ateneo de Manila University’s Alyssa Valdez and Ara Galang of De La Salle University are two of best and most effective wing spikers to ever take flight in the UAAP. Both brought glory to their respective schools and faced off in the championship four times. Strong, consistent and efficient, these are the traits they share when it comes to offense. But when it comes to their go-to spikes, Valdez and Galang have their preferred angles when attacking. Reacting to some of their highlight clips in the 'GaDez React' segment of the SERVE AS ONE Variety Show fundraising event for volleyball game day personnel, the top spikers shared what kind of attacks they go to achieve a high percentage of success.       “Si Coach Tai (Bundit) lagi niya akong pinagko-crosscourt,” said Valdez, a two-time UAAP champion and three-time Most Valuable Player winner. For the Phenom, hitting the ball crosscourt gives her a wider target and better chance to score.   “Sa crosscourt malaki ang area na mata-target mo kaysa sa down the line,” said the former Queen Eagle, who currently has the most points in a single game in the UAAP with 35 tied with Sisi Rondina. “Ang laki kasi ng chance na mag-out talaga sa sideline saka sa end line. ‘Pag crosscourt may check ball, ang dami mong angles na pwedeng puntahan.” While Valdez loves crosscourt hits, Galang prefers to punch her attacks down the line. “Mas madali kong nakikita (spot to attack). Ewan ko, sa pagsilip (sa anggulo),” said Galang, who shared the Season 75 MVP award with teammate Aby Marano.      Aside from her laser-like down the line spikes, Galang is also a master of cut shots. The two players also discussed about their service game. Galang likes to serve from the corner. “Siguro kasi mas kaya ko ang power. Doon ang strength kapag pwesto lang,” said the Lady Spiker. Valdez, on the other hand, puts extra effort on her service game for a specific reason.    “Kailangan kong galingan mag-serve para ‘di ko na kailangang dumepensa (sa likod),” she joked. Shifting on a lighter note, Galang reacted to her video on a skateboard while Valdez had a good laugh watching for the first time her hosting stint for University Town where she joined the multi-titled National University Pep Squad in a cheerdance routine.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 16th, 2020

Magnitude 5.2 quake hits La Union capital — Phivolcs

MAGNITUDE 5.2 earthquake struck San Fernando, La Union on Thursday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. Phivolcs spotted the epicenter of the earthquake at 17 kilometers northwest of San Fernando town at 1:17 p.m. The tectonic tremor had a depth of 57 kilometers from the surface. Intensity 4 was recorded in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 28th, 2020

La Union town penalizes discriminatory acts against PUIs, PUMs

STO. TOMAS, La Union, Apr. 6 (PIA) - The local government unit of Sto. Tomas issued Executive Order No. 14 s. 2020 that prohibits and penalizes any discriminatory acts against persons under investi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsApr 8th, 2020

La Union town penalizes discriminatory acts against PUIs, PUMs

STO. TOMAS, La Union, Apr. 6 (PIA) - The local government unit of Sto. Tomas issued Executive Order No. 14 s. 2020 that prohibits and penalizes any discriminatory acts against persons under investi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsApr 7th, 2020

Coronavirus cases rise outside Metro Manila as tests slowly keep up

MANILA, Philippines – Many La Union residents were sent into a panic on Tuesday, March 31, after hearing there were 7 new coronavirus cases spread out in different towns in the province. There was one new case in Caba town, where the  mayor and a councilor earlier tested positive for the disease . There were two cases in Agoo, one ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 1st, 2020

La Union mayor, wife test positive for COVID-19

SAN FERNANDO CITY, March 20 (PIA) - Caba town Mayor Philip Caesar P. Crispino and his wife, Caba Councilor Donna Crispino are the first two cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in La Union......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 20th, 2020

La Union mayor, wife test positive for COVID-19

SAN FERNANDO CITY, March 20 (PIA) - Caba town Mayor Philip Caesar P. Crispino and his wife, Caba Councilor Donna Crispino are the first two cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in La Union......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMar 20th, 2020

Agoo town to impose quarantine pass to thwart COVID-19 spread

AGOO, La Union, March 19 (PIA) -- In compliance to the guidelines of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine, the local government unit (LGU) of Agoo will implement a home quarantine pass effe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMar 19th, 2020

Agoo town to impose quarantine pass to thwart COVID-19 spread

AGOO, La Union, March 19 (PIA) -- In compliance to the guidelines of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine, the local government unit (LGU) of Agoo will implement a home quarantine pass effe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 19th, 2020

6 universities to hike tuition

SIX universities are set to increase their tuition and other fees this year, according to the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP). These schools are the University of Sto. Tomas, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, St. Louis University, Far Eastern University, De La Salle University – Manila, and University of San Carlos. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

Naval town gives digital thermometer to public schools

NAVAL, Biliran, Feb. 12 (PIA) -- The municipality of Naval is set to give Wednesday, February 12, digital thermometers to public secondary and elementary schools of the town as part ofthe measures.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2020

Naval town gives infrared thermometer to public schools

NAVAL, Biliran, Feb. 12 (PIA) -- The municipality of Naval is set to give Wednesday, February 12, infrared thermometers to public secondary and elementary schools of the town as part of the measure.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2020

Naval town gives digital thermometer to public schools

NAVAL, Biliran, Feb. 12 (PIA) -- The municipality of Naval is set to give Wednesday, February 12, digital thermometers to public secondary and elementary schools of the town as part ofthe measures.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2020

WATCH: Ash unleashed by Taal buries a volcano island school

Calawit Elementary School in Balete town is one of the three schools located in the ground zero of the disaster......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2020

Going deeper

Sunday, January 26, 2020 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Isaiah 8:23—9:3 2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:10-13,17 Gospel: Matthew 4:12-23 WHEN Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee. He left Nazareth and went to settle down in Capernaum, a town by the lake of Galilee, at the border of Zebulun […] The post Going deeper appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2020

Surfing in Dapa

Foreigners enjoy the waves in Talisay, one of the surfing spots in Barangay Union, Dapa town in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte on Saturday afternoon, January 11, 2020. Siargao Island is expected to draw more tourists this year as it is being hailed among the top 20 best destinations in the world, according to Condé […].....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 13th, 2020

The cure of a leper

Friday January 10, 2020 After Epiphany First Reading: 1 Jn 5:5-13 Gospel Reading: Lk 5:12-16 ONE day in another town, a man came to Jesus covered with leprosy. On seeing him he bowed down to the ground, and said, “Lord, if you want to, you can make me clean.” Stretching out his hand, Jesus touched […] The post The cure of a leper appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2020

Enes Kanter seeks to open school in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former Oklahoma City Thunder player Enes Kanter plans to open a charter school in the metro area that focuses on serving low-income minority students and those from immigrant families with limited English-speaking abilities. Kanter, who currently plays for the Boston Celtics, notified Oklahoma City Public Schools of his intention to open the Enes Kanter School for Exceptional Learning, according to a letter first obtained by The Frontier. He and a group of “civic-minded individuals” from the city will submit a charter school application to the school district on Tuesday, The Oklahoman reported. The Oklahoma City School Board will then consider the application in a vote. Kanter and his associates have not selected a location for the school, but noted that they want to pick a site where “the need is high,” according to the letter. The school would be designed mostly for under-served minority and immigrant students from fourth through 12th grade. Kanter played for the Thunder from 2014 to 2017 before he was traded to the New York Knicks. “Despite playing for other teams, I continue to return to Oklahoma City to host my annual basketball summer camps and to support programs that serve the OKC children,” Kanter wrote. “Through my foundation, my philanthropic activities extend to all of the cities where I have played for: Utah, Portland, New York, and Boston.” The school would offer a syllabus that highlights reading, writing, math and science skills with an emphasis on physical, emotional and mental health education. It would embed “rich sports and arts activities in students’ daily schedule.” Kanter would not be the first NBA player to open a school. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James gained recognition for opening the I Promise School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. James’ school opened in 2018 as an elementary school to serve at-risk children. He has also faced challenges beyond the court. As a native of Turkey, Kanter missed a game last year in Toronto shortly after joining the Portland Trailblazers because he felt like his life might be in danger if he left the United States. As a result of his criticism of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Kanter had been labeled a terrorist by his native country. His passport was revoked and Turkey reportedly issued a warrant for his arrest with Interpol......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 10th, 2020

20 for 20: Pinoy Sports Personalities to Watch in 2020

As we enter a new decade, ABS-CBN Sports takes a look at 20 Pinoy sports personalities destined to shine in 2020.    Kiefer Ravena After an 18-month wait, Kiefer Ravena is finally back in basketball. Despite only playing in the PBA’s third conference, his impact was immediate, leading NLEX to the number 1 seed in the Governors’ Cup. The Road Warriors didn’t advance sure, but if Kiefer can impact a team that way in limited time, wait until you see what he can do with a full offseason.   Alex Eala At just 14 years old, Filipina tennister Alex Eala is already turning heads, and she’s yet to turn pro. With a runner-up finish at the ITF Mayor’s Cup in Osaka, Japan and her first ITF Juniors title in Cape Town, South Africa, Alex has had quite the fruitful year, leading to a career-best 11th-place ranking in the ITF Juniors table to finish the year.  Heading into 2020, Eala now has her sights set on turning pro as she plans to join more professional tournaments to raise her ranking even more. Expect the young tennis star to make even more headlines in the coming year.     Bryan Bagunas A vital cog in the national team’s silver medal finish in the 30th Southeast Asian Games, Bagunas is considered as one of the best Filipino volleyball players in this generation. Eyes will be on his blossoming international career playing as an import in the Japan V. Premier League.         Margielyn Didal While already a household name in Philippine skateboarding due to her success in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Margielyn Didal made even more waves in 2019. The 20-year old Cebuana reached the semifinals of the 2019 SLS World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and captured gold in the 2019 National Championships and the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.  Didal is currently looking to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, and if she can do so, it’s highly likely that the Pinay skater can become an even bigger star in the industry.    Marck Espejo After his spectacular collegiate career with the Ateneo Blue Eagles, Marck Espejo's colorful career as part of the men's national volleyball team and in the club league continues to blossom. Just like Bryan Bagunas, Espejo will be showing his skills internationally with a stint in Thailand following a historic silver medal finish at the 30th SEA Games.   Yuka Saso After a decorated amateur career that saw her  participate in major tournaments such as the Ladies’ European Tour, the Summer Youth Olympics and claim top honors in the 2018 Asian Games, 2018 and 2019 Philippine Ladies Open, and the 2019 Girls’ Junior PGA Championship, 18-year old Pinay golfer Yuka Saso finally made the jump to pro in November of 2019.  With even more competitions in store plus a 2020 Tokyo Olympics berth in her crosshairs, it’s quite likely that we hear more about Saso in the coming months.  Carlos Yulo Perhaps no other young athlete in the Philippines shot to stardom faster than gymnastics phenomenon Carlos Edriel Yulo. After a gold medal finish in the floor exercise at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Yulo hauled in even more hardware in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, taking home two more gold medals and five silvers.  Yulo’s spectacular 2019 earned him a spot in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and if his SEA Games and World Championships performances are any indication, Caloy is bound for another podium finish on the biggest stage there is.   Eya Laure Last UAAP season’s rookie of the year will return as the heir apparent of Season 81 MVP Sisi Rondina. With her national team stint, all eyes will be on the younger Laure as she reunites with older sister EJ as they try to bring University of Sto. Tomas back in the Finals after falling short last year. Hidilyn Diaz 2019 was another big year for Olympic silver medalist weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, highlighted by her first ever gold medal in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Diaz also finished with silver medals in the 2019 Asian Championships and a bronze in the 2019 World Championships.  All those podium finishes are crucial in Diaz’s quest for another Olympics berth in 2020. Should the 28-year lock up another spot in the Summer Games in Tokyo, we could see another Olympic medal coming home.    Kat Tolentino  After initially announcing that she would not come back for her final season in the UAAP, Kat Tolentino changed her decision and will suit up for the Ateneo Lady Eagles once last time, providing a great morale-booster in their bid for back-to-back titles. Tolentino’s leadership will be tested as she will be leading a young team.      Joshua Pacio 23-year old Joshua “The Passion” Pacio proved to be the brightest spot for Philippine MMA stable Team Lakay in 2019. After opening the year with a questionnable decision loss to Yosuke Saruta, Pacio silenced any doubts in the rematch and regained the ONE Strawweight World Championship with a highlight-reel headkick knockout. Pacio would follow that up with another masterful performance, this time with a second-round submission win over top contender Rene Catalan before the end of the year.  2020 is shaping up to become another banner year for the rising Pinoy star, as he’s scheduled for another title defense on January 31st in Manila, this time against former champ Alex Silva of Brazil. A win for Pacio will solidify his claim of being the best strawweight ever in ONE Championship history.     Louie Romero The Adamson University freshman displayed great potential during the pre-season when she piloted the Lady Falcons to title win in the PVL Season 3 Collegiate Conference. Romero is expected to be a gem of a setter for the young Adamson squad hoping make a return in the UAAP Final Four. Manny Pacquiao While eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao is certainly in the twilight of his professional boxing career, 2019 showed that he is still one of the best around. A successful title defense over Adrien Broner followed by an impressive dismantling of the previously-undefeated Keith Thurman to capture the WBA’s primary world title proved that even at 40, Manny Pacquiao is still a big name in the sport.  With Pacquiao targeting an early return in 2020, more big names are lined up to fight “the People’s Champ”, including names like Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter, and even a title-unification bout against Errol Spence. Still, the biggest fight that is out there proves to be a rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr, granted that “Money” finally bites.    Faith Nisperos A key addition for the repeat-seeking Ateneo de Manila University. The highly-touted rookie hitter will add height and firepower for the Lady Eagles in UAAP Season 82 women’s volleyball. In the previous PVL Collegiate Conference, Nisperos flashed her scoring prowess, exploding for 35 points in one outing.   Robert Bolick The two best rookies of 2019 were CJ Perez and Robert Bolick. We know what we can expect from CJ, but Bolick is an interesting case as 2020 will be his return from knee injury. Bolick could still win Rookie of the Year, but even if he doesn’t, his return to Northport could push the reloaded Batang Pier from a Cinderella team to full-on PBA title contender.   Joshua Retamar His playmaking skills as well as his efficiency on net defense during the national team’s silver medal finish in the 30th Southeast Asian Games makes him a setter to watch out for come UAAP. Retamar is an asset for National University’s three-peat bid.       Kai Sotto The Philippines' 7-foot-2, 17-year-old is opening eyes as he suits up for Atlanta-based The Skills Factory - so much so that he has already gotten interest from quite a few US NCAA schools. Before Sotto continues breaking the glass ceiling for Filipinos, though, he will go home for a while to wear the flag with Mighty Sports-Pilipinas in the 2020 Dubai International Basketball Tournament.   Jema Galanza Coming off a great outing to close the PVL Season 3 highlighted by copping the Open Conference MVP award, expectations are high for Jema Galanza as Creamline aims to reclaim the PVL Reinforced Conference crown and complete an Open Conference three-peat.      Kobe Paras Many questioned just what the 6-foot-6 tantalizing talent would bring to the table for UP - but more often than not, he had all the answers as he led the Fighting Maroons to their second straight Final Four. In the end, Paras was actually the steadying force State U needed in what was a hyped up season. They may not have made it back to the Finals, but they still got much more motivation as they run it back for next year.   Pat Aquino What's next for the most decorated mentor in women's basketball? Pat Aquino followed up a six-peat for National U with the Philippines' first-ever gold medal in women's basketball in the SEA Games. Without a doubt, he will only continue steering the sport forward especially as the likes of UST and FEU are already gearing up to put up greater challenges in the new year.   Isaac Go Isaac Go is technically not the no. 1 pick of the 2019 PBA Draft but he is without a doubt, the no. 1 prospect of the year. His top selection from the special Gilas Pilipinas Draft is proof of that. Gilas Pilipinas has the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers on deck in 2020 and as a new era dawns on the national team, all eyes will be on the biggest piece for the future that’s already drafted into the new Philippine squad......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 1st, 2020