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Pimentel proposal gets tough vs. prospective candidates

Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel has filed a bill seeking to tag all politicians as “prospective candidates” prohibited from premature campaigning under pain of disqualification from running for or holding office......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 25th, 2021

Olympics offer sign of hope in the time of pandemic, Pope says

Pope Francis said Sunday he hopes the Tokyo Olympics, which opened Friday, will be a sign of hope and “universal brotherhood” during the coronavirus pandemic raging around the world......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 25th, 2021

Romualdez lauds Du30: Job well done

House Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez on Sunday lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for a “job well done” ahead of his final State of the Nation Address as Chief Executive today......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 25th, 2021

Knowledge Channel& rsquo;s & lsquo;School at Home& rsquo; campaign bags award

Knowledge Channel Foundation’s (KCFI) “School at Home” campaign, which made possible distance learning during the pandemic using the channel’s platforms on-air, online, and offline, was adjudged “Outstanding CSR Project in Education” in the recently concluded 2021 League of Corporate Foundations- Corporate Social Responsibility (LCF-CSR) Guild Awards......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 25th, 2021

Magno earns opposing coach& rsquo;s respect

Tokyo---Described as a “good boxer” by the opposing coach, Irish Magno finished the way she started en route to an emphatic 5-0 shutout win on Sunday over Kenyan Christine Ongare in the women’s 48-51-kg division of the Summer Olympic Games’ boxing competitions at the Kokugikan Arena here......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 25th, 2021

Kumu streamer J Scott now a recording artist

Up-and-coming talent J Scott is making his way into the recording scene with his debut single “Grown  Up man,” released under ABS-CBN’s Old School Records......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 24th, 2021

Lorde is & lsquo;Stoned at the Nail Salon& rsquo;

Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum artist Lorde has released “Stoned at the Nail Salon,” the second track from her third studio album Solar Power due for release on Aug. 20 Universal Music New Zealand......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 24th, 2021

reon collabs with Xerxes Bakker in nostalgic track

Ormoc, Leyte’s indie-influenced music duo reon officially releases “Back To The Times,” its debut single under Warner Music Philippines (WMP). .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 24th, 2021

Nievarez catapults rowing to big stage

Tokyo—His final three words before boarding his boat were “Para sa bayan.” .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 24th, 2021

Cash windfall for Olympians, Paralympians

On the day of the opening of the Summer Olympic Games, Malacañang Palace announced that President Rodrigo Duterte has approved an additional P100,000 allowance to all 19 Tokyo Olympians and 6 Paralympians “as token and to celebrate the achievement of the athletes qualified for the Olympics and Paralympics.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 24th, 2021

NZ& rsquo;s Olympic karateka Andrea Anacan: Her blood, roots will always be Filipino

Imagine if she never left the Philippines. She would have been the country’s 20th Olympian in the Summer Olympic Games, a “Philippine” karateka halfway around the world headed to the greatest show on earth......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 24th, 2021

To drink or not to drink (before and after a jab)

There I was doing my own business, trying to determine if any of my extremities, particularly that major appendage, did not fall off after an anti-COVID-19 vaccine injection and was already thinking of a celebratory libation when one of the staff members of vaccination center said in a loud voice, “Wala pong inom ng (Refrain from drinking for) 20 days.” Of course “drinking” means imbibing that evil stuff called alcohol......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Bringing rosy economic recovery forecasts down to earth

Despite all predictions of a Philippine economic recovery by yearend, such optimism, especially from state institutions, may have dimmed with the country’s recent inclusion in the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) “Gray List.”  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Not another total lockdown

There is something disconcerting about all this talk about the Delta variant and COVID-19 “high risk” areas as if we are unfamiliar or even unprepared for the spikes and ups and downs of this deadly virus. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Nico Antonio banners & lsquo;MPK& rsquo; new episode

Actor Nico Antonio is headlining “From Russia With Love: The Eric Baylosis/Anna Rabtsun Baylosis Story,” the fresh episode of GMA-7’s weekly drama anthology Magpakailanman tomorrow night at 8:00......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

Ramirez: PH Olympic dream on brink of reality

Tokyo -- Philippine Sports Commission chairman William “Butch” Ramirez and Chief of Staff Marc Velasco arrived here on Thursday and expressed their readiness to cheer the country’s 19 Filipino athletes when they head to battle in the Summer Olympic Games......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

Expect a high-tech Olympic opening ceremony

TOKYO— Philippine Olympic Committee president Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino said on Thursday that he expects the hosts to present a one-of-a-kind opening ceremony for the Summer Olympic Games here......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

& lsquo;Fabian& rsquo; exits slowly to Japan

Typhoon “Fabian” continued Thursday to move slowly westward over the Philippine Sea southeast of Yaeyama Islands in Japan, leaving at least 23 villages in Pampanga submerged in floodwaters, disaster officials said......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

Mind product quality, not our adobo

Instead of spending precious time and resources in setting a “baseline” for our “adobo,” DTI Secretary Lopez should devote more time in looking at the quality of our products starting with the consumables in our grocery shelves and industrial items used in households, offices and factories. Product quality is definitely a more crucial DTI responsibility than setting “standards” for adobo making. Lopez should just leave the “baselines setting” to the styles of our cooks and chefs who have their own versions of that family fare that not even DTI’s high powered technical working group can possibly improve on,  much less impose......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

ABS-CBN unveils new & lsquo;Kapamilya Forever& rsquo; music video

ABS-CBN, together with its biggest stars, honored those who have stood by the company through the new “Kapamilya Forever” music video launched recently on different ABS-CBN platforms......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021