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Manila church to hold ‘Parade of Saints’ online

  BY LESLIE ANN G. AQUINO     With the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a parish in Manila is bringing this year’s “Parade of Saints” online. The Santisima Trinidad Parish in Malate, Manila on October 16 announced that the traditional Halloween activity will be done online. Those who wish to participate in the online […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tempo tempoOct 18th, 2020

Toronto to hold championship parade

TORONTO, Canada: Canada’s largest city will hold a championship parade on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) for the Toronto Raptors, the first team outside the United States to capture the NBA…READ The post Toronto to hold championship parade appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 15th, 2019

Isko Moreno turns over modeling fee for Pandacan Church reconstruction

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is ready to deliver the tablets and laptops to the city's teachers and students next week to gear up for Department of Education's online learning. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2020

Chooks-to-Go 3x3 to observe strict protocol in bubble

Strict health protocols will be practiced and observed once the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 gets the green light to practice, and eventually, hold its actual tournament. This was assured by league commissioner Eric Altamirano on Tuesday during his appearance in the online session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum. Altamirano, who was joined by player Alvin Pasaol, said the league is taking all the necessary steps and precautions to assure the safety and welfare of players, officials, and staff from contracting the COVID-19. “We’re ensuring that we will cover everything from testing to contact tracing,” said Altamirano. All involved personnel will be required to undergo swab testing (PCR-testing) especially those who are going to enter the 3x3 bubble at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna once competition in the newly-turned pro league gets going hopefully, by September. Practices among 12 participating teams are supposed to start within the month, but had to be pushed a little back when the National Capital Region (NCR) and adjacent provinces including Laguna, reverted back to a Modified Enhance Community Quarantine (MECQ) status. “Right after ma-lift ‘yang MECQ, we will resume our testing and training,” Altamirano said. The league official added he has been in close consultation with Dr. Tony Leachon, the former special adviser to the National Task Force Against COVID-19, and other health experts about the protocols the league will have to observe before and during the tournament. The league is on the lookout for a centralized training facility where all teams would be able to workout under strict monitoring. “Pag isang venue lang ang pagpa-practisan, now we can have contact tracing, we can ensure the safety of the facility in terms of cleaning and disinfecting. May scheduled protocol when it comes to that. For every practice, may cleaning gap bago (mag-practice) yung next group,” he explained in the session presented by San Miguel Corp., Go For Gold, MILO, Amelie Hotel Manila, Braska Restaurant, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), and powered by Smart with Upstream Media as webcast partner. In the league’s bubble, meanwhile, protocol is even stricter. A single person who just showed even a single symptom of the virus will be immediately isolated. A maximum of around 150 persons to be inside the Inspire Sports Academy in the entire duration of the meet......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 11th, 2020

IOC keeps a close eye on latest POC development

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) expects the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) to abide by its constitution and push through with its elections before the end of the year. IOC representative to the Philippines Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski said in her appearance in Tuesday’s online version of the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum that POC will hold its elections this year even if the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was delayed to July next year due to the deadly coronavirus pandemic. “That’s in our by-laws. In other countries, it’s only stated that they will have elections on the Olympic year so naturally that’s 2020. But Olympics was postponed,” said Cojuangco-Jaworski. “But there are countries where the constitution says that whether or not the Olympics pushes through or not there will be elections and we are one of those countries. That is specified. Of course, the IOC expects that we adhere to our own constitution,” she added. Cojuangco-Jaworski, the 2002 Asian Games gold medalist in equestrian, also shared that the IOC is very much aware of what’s happening within the POC. “We at the IOC are regularly in touch,” said Cojuangg-Jaworski, a newly-elected member of the powerful IOC executive committee. The POC was in the news recently because of a heated debate regarding proposed amendments in its constitution and by-laws. But the move to amend the constitution, particularly those concerning a proposed age limit of 70 years old on those seeking elective positions in the POC, was met by a strong opposition. The other key amendments include disallowing persons to hold the position of president in more than one NSA (national sports association), the withdrawal of recognition on NSAs that are no longer affiliated with their IFs (international federations). After two meetings among members of the executive committee, nothing was finalized, and it’s all back to square one. Cojuangco-Jaworski said the IOC has been pushing for amendments in the constitutions of the different NOC (National Olympic Committee). “There are many developments in the Olympic movement and we want to keep up. The IOC wants the amendments to take effect before the different NOCs hold their elections,” said Cojuangco-Jaworski in the session presented by San Miguel Corp. Go For Gold, Amelie Hotel Manila, Braska Restaurant, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), and powered by Smart, with Upstream Medias as official webcast partner......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 28th, 2020

NCAA Season 96 opening depends on health crisis situation

The NCAA remains hopeful that it will be able to hold the shortened Season 96 in the early months of next year. However, Management Committee chairman Fr. Vic Calvo, OP of season host Letran said that everything is still dependent on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The NCAA is hoping to open the season in March 2021 assuming that the government will allow athletes to resume training by November.   “It’s actually 12 to 14 weeks bago mo makuha ang kondisyon mo eh. We’re assuming as early as November based on available data or December. Kaya ang proposed po namin ay March (ang opening),” said Calvo on Tuesday during the online session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum where he was joined by former ManComm chairman Peter Cayco of Arellano. “Ang assumption namin dyan kapag in-allow ang practice you count three months saka tayo mag-game. Ayaw naman naming i-sacrifice ang quality ng games,” Calvo added in the session presented by San Miguel Corporation, Go For Gold, Amelie Hotel Manila, Braska Restaurant, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), and powered by Smart. The NCAA announced earlier that only mandatory sports basketball, volleyball, swimming and track and field are the only events to be held in the coming season. But the league is not closing its doors to adding other sports including online chess and E-sports depending on the health situation in the coming months.       Calvo also mentioned that health and safety protocols will be observed once the season opens. The league is also considering holding closed-door games while the gyms from member schools will serve as game venues. The ManComm head added that they have different options regarding their plans and programs for the season but their main concern right now is to when they will be able to push through with the opening. “Hopeful naman tayo based dun sa mga reports na naririnig natin na the vaccine is coming on the way. Baka pagdating ng November, for example, pwede na mag-practice, by February pwede na tayo mag-NCAA,” said Calvo. “Depende pa rin naman sa decision ng ManCom then i-suggest naming sa Policy Board. Kasi yung safety issues importante rin yun.” Last March, the NCAA cancelled Season 95 affecting second semester sports volleyball, football, beach volleyball, athletics, lawn and soft tennis and cheerleading. And with the country still trying to cope with the health crisis, the NCAA just like other leagues and sports events could only just hope for the situation to get better.   “Mahirap kasi kung tatanungin kami nu’ng definite answer (kung kailan ang opening) hindi kami makakapag-bigay ng ganoon,” said Calvo.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2020

Basketball, volleyball to retain normal format in UAAP Season 83

The UAAP may be looking at a possible Southeast Asian Games style of holding its sporting events to fit a condensed schedule but centerpiece sports basketball and volleyball will retain their usual tournament format. Speaking to reporters Tuesday during the online session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum, UAAP Season 82 president Em Fernandez of Ateneo said that with the current situation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the pending the decision of the government to give the green light for sporting events to resume, UAAP Season 83 could open around the first quarter of 2021.   De La Salle University will host the next season.  With this, the UAAP is looking at fitting a full calendar within a limited number of months and one of the options is to hold the season patterned after the SEA Games length of around two weeks. [Related story: UAAP looking at full calendar of events for Season 83] But Fernandez cleared that spectator team sports basketball and volleyball and other team events will run their tournament using the usual format.      “Right now we’re not planning on tweaking the format,” said Fernandez, who was joined by UAAP Executive director Atty. Rebo Saguisag in the session presented by San Miguel Corporation, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), Amelie Hotel Manila, Braska Restaurant, and Go For Gold PH. “So it would be the same format, double-round robin (eliminations) with a Final Four and Finals,” added Fernandez. However, under a condensed calendar, basketball and volleyball tournaments will run simultaneously alongside other events.   “The idea to have the school calendar, if possible operationally, to start it in the first quarter of 2021,” said Fernandez. “Para kaming nag-second semester sport all sport ganoon lang naman ang mangyayari.” In Season 82, basketball completed its tournament in the first semester while volleyball was affected by the cancellation of the season last March.   ---    Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 16th, 2020

Online masses not enough, bishop says

While masses have been celebrated online, virtual is not enough for Catholics who have been deprived of the Holy Eucharist which they receive only when physically present at church, Archdiocese of Manila apostolic administrator Bishop Broderick Pabillo said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 14th, 2020

Coach Tab wants Ateneo to focus first on next sem before next season

It has yet to be determined what the UAAP would do for its next season supposedly starting in September. That means that it is yet to be determined when exactly Ateneo de Manila University would be defending its three straight championships. And so, in the continuing COVID-19 crisis, head coach Tab Baldwin and the rest of team management just wants their Blue Eagles to take care of their wins in class. "The first semester will be online, the university already announced that, but we're trying to get all of our players into summer classes online," he shared in the inaugural episode of Coaches Unfiltered. He then continued, "Just to get them a little bit ahead in terms of credits because the one thing we all have an abundance of now is time. We can use that time productively in various aspects of our live and that's a good thing." The Katipunan-based school is well-known to hold its student-athletes to a higher academic standard than usual - and indeed, through his tenure, Coach Tab has made sure that his players take care of business inside the classroom just as well as they do on the court. Even when contact sports are given the green light, the brilliant tactician said that part of Ateneo's daily schedule would still be devoted to studies. "Obviously, our plan for that is going to be to get into a camp-like situation. One of the elements of that is going to be a daily study hall or daily period for academic advancement," he shared. He then continued, "We're nothing if we're not students. That's true and that's been true in Ateneo for a long, long time so we have to incorporate that into whatever our plans would be in the coming months." Whatever those plans would end up being, the Blue Eagles could rest easy that they remain standing on steady ground. Asked about budget cuts due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis, coach Tab answered, "For right now, we seem to be in good footing. Again, we have tremendous support from MVP (Manny V. Pangilinan) so we're lucky to have that." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 12th, 2020

Aia de Leon, Barbie Almalbis, and Kitchie Nadal hold online concert for music venue workers

MANILA, Philippines – Aia de Leon, Barbie Almalbis, and Kitchie Nadal are reuniting on the virtual stage for Secrets III: An Online Concert, to raise funds for employees and workers of live music venues that have been closed for the enhanced community quarantine. The show, which is done in partnership with ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2020

Canon Philippines to hold online photography workshops on Facebook

MANILA, Philippines – For photographers looking to hone their craft or for those looking for a new skill to learn, Canon Philippines is holding a set of online photography workshops for the whole month of April.  The workshops will feature Canon brand ambassadors and professional photographers, tackling a range of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 1st, 2020

Chinese New Year parade ni Isko, dinumog

  Manila, Philippines – Dinumog ng mga tao ang Chinese New Year parade ngayong araw ni Manila Mayor Isko Moreno sa Binondo, Maynila kasama ang ilang kinatawan ng Filipino Chinese community. Halos hindi na makaabante ang sinasakyan ng alkalde dahil sa mga nakaabang na tao sa kahabaan ng Binondo kung sana nagkaroon ng parade. Nais […] The post Chinese New Year parade ni Isko, dinumog appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 25th, 2020

Deboto na lumahok sa 'Traslacion2020, 2.3M na; Andas nasa Gonzalo Puyat na

Manila, Philippines – Nasa bahagi ng Gonzalo Puyat  at Villalobos St.,  ang Traslacion  na nilahukan ng 2,300,500 milyong deboto. Ito ay matapos makalagpas sa San Sebastian church para naman sa tradisyunal na “Padungaw” sa Mount Carmel. Ganun pa din siksikan, balyahan at gitgitan ang mga deboto na nais makasampa sa andas ng Poong Itim na […] The post Deboto na lumahok sa #Traslacion2020, 2.3M na; Andas nasa Gonzalo Puyat na appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 9th, 2020

Clearing ops sa Quiapo, patuloy pa rin

Manila, Philippines – Maaliwalas na ang paligid ng Quiapo church ngayong umaga dahil nawala na rin ang mga nagkalat na vendor sa lugar. Ito ay bilang bahagi ng patuloy at puspusang clearing operations sa buong paligid ng Quiapo maging sa magiging ruta sa Traslacion sa Enero 9, araw ng Huwebes. Bagamat may mga mangilan-ngilan pa […] The post Clearing ops sa Quiapo, patuloy pa rin appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 6th, 2020

No-fly zone sa Thanksgiving Parade ng Itim Na Nazareno–NCRPO

SINABi mg National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) na magpapatupad ng no-fly zone para sa isasagawang  prusisyon ng Itim Na Nazareno sa Quiapo Church ngayong araw. “Please be informed that No Fly Zone will be enforced on December 30, 2019 during the Thanksgiving Procession for the Feast of Black Nazarene at Quiapo Church, Manila,” sabi […] The post No-fly zone sa Thanksgiving Parade ng Itim Na Nazareno–NCRPO appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2019

Imbestigasyon sa Makati kidnapping, ipinatitigil na ng biktima

Manila, Philippines – Hindi na ipinatutuloy ng biktimang Chineese at asawa nito ang imbestigasyon sa naganap na kidnapping sa Makati kamakailan kahit nakilala na ang mga suspek. “For the sake of family safety, [we] gave up the investigation of this case, and no longer hold anyone legally responsible,” ani Chen Tangbin, asawa ng biktima. Sa […] The post Imbestigasyon sa Makati kidnapping, ipinatitigil na ng biktima appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsDec 17th, 2019

San Agustin Church, sasailalim sa 1-week restorative cleanup

Manila, Philippines – Isang linggong sasailalim sa paglilinis o “restorative cleanup” ang San Agustin Church, sa Intramuros, Maynila. Ayon sa pamunuan ng San Agustin church, sinimulan ang aktibidad kahapon ng umaga at tatagal hanggang November 21. Anito, anim o pitong taon na ang nakalilipas nang magkaroon ng malawakang paglilinis sa naturang simbahan. Nabatid na tradisyunal […] The post San Agustin Church, sasailalim sa 1-week restorative cleanup appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsNov 15th, 2019

Pagtitinda ng 3,500 vendors sa palibot ng Baclaran, ipinagbabawal na ng Parañaque

Manila, Philippines – Mahigit 3,500 na vendors ang hindi makakapaglatag ng kanilang mga paninda makaraang ipagbawal na ng lokal na pamahalaaan ang pagtitinda sa paligid ng Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church sa Redemptorists Road, Barangay Baclaran, Parañaque City lalo na sa pagdiriwang ng darating na Kapaskuhan. Ito ay napag-alaman kay Parañaqaue City Administrator Fernando […] The post Pagtitinda ng 3,500 vendors sa palibot ng Baclaran, ipinagbabawal na ng Parañaque appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsNov 13th, 2019

DENR, nanawagang huwag magkalat sa sementeryo ngayong 'Undas2019

Manila, Philippines – Upang mapanatili ang kalinisan nanawagan si Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu sa publiko na panatilihin malinis ang mga memorial parks at pampublikong sementeryo at iwasan magtapon ng basura sa pagunita ngayong All Saints Day o pagunita ng araw ng Undas. “We can make the observance of Undas more meaningful if we keep […] The post DENR, nanawagang huwag magkalat sa sementeryo ngayong #Undas2019 appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 29th, 2019

LOOK: JIL 41st anniversary , dinagsa; Buong bansa, binasbasan ni Bro. Eddie

Manila, Philippines – Libu-libong kasapi ng Jesus is Lord Church Worldwide (JIL)  ang nakiisa sa ika-41st taong anibersaryo  na ginanap sa Quirino Grandstand sa  Luneta Park, Sabado ng hapon. Nakiisa rin selebrasyon ang CIBAC Party-list  supporters  kung saan Kinatawan at Deputy Speaker si  Representative Bro. Eddie Villanueva at siya ring Founder. Ang JIL ay  binigyan […] The post LOOK: JIL 41st anniversary , dinagsa; Buong bansa, binasbasan ni Bro. Eddie appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 27th, 2019

PVL: Creamline, eight other teams battle for crown and glory in Open Conference

Star-studded Creamline will face a tough field in its title-retention bid with eight other squads including three newcomers raring to knock the crown off the Cool Smashers’ heads when the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference begins on August 11. The season-ending tournament will feature nine teams with the return of Philippine Air Force, which skipped the Reinforced Conference, and the introduction of two new squads in ChocoMucho and Chef’s Classics. The Cool Smashers, who are bannered by three-time conference Most Valuable Player Alyssa Valdez and top setter Jia Morado, are expected to go all-out to protect their throne after relinquishing the Reinforced conference title to PetroGazz weeks back. Creamline will have redemption as its motivation in the tournament that will open earlier than its usual schedule in deference to the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games in November. “Babawi talaga kami,” vowed Valdez. “Going to the second conference, all-Filipino, hindi ko sinasabi na we’re all equal but ang sinasabi ko lahat ng locals magtatrabaho kasi gusto naming manalo,” added the Cool Smashers team captain. “I think that’s the beauty of all-Filipino talaga makikita natin ang talent ng kapwa nating mga Filipino.” But the road won’t be an easy one for the Creamline. Back to complete a season sweep are the Angels led by solid middle Jeanette Panaga and Cherry Nunag with hitters Jonah Sabete, Paneng Mercado and playmaker Djanel Cheng. Fresh from a bronze medal finish in its maiden campaign, veteran-laden PacificTown Army is a considered as one of the top contenders so does BanKo, which will parade power-hitters Nicole Tiamzon and Dzi Gervacio. With a healthy Myla Pablo back to lead a young and dynamic Motolite side, the Air Padda-mentored squad could finally break out from its shell to surprise the lead just like BaliPure, which is looking to improve from its last place finish in the season-opening tournament.    Back in the fold are the Jet Spikers, bringing their veterans back after a one-conference hiatus. ChocoMucho, Creamline’s sister team, will try to live up to its pre-conference hype as Flyin Titans march into battle with former Ateneo de Manila University stars Kat Tolentino, Bea de Leon and Maddie Madayag leading the way while another expansion team Chef’s Classics is out to make its mark in the league. Meanwhile, the league will also hold the Collegiate Conference with more than 10 teams expressing their intentions to participate.    --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 31st, 2019