Rizal& rsquo;s descendant tells youth: Get involved

If national hero Dr. Jose Rizal were alive today, according to his descendant Jeremiah Villaroman, he would probably tell the Filipino youth to get involved in their own little way to protect the country's freedom paid for by the blood of martyrs hundreds of years ago......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardJun 12th, 2021

Dawn Macandili: It All Started With a Flying Shoe

Libero Dawn Macandili had to start somewhere before becoming Miss Everywhere. Her first venture into volleyball – the start of her successful journey – is as memorable as the pair of shoes she was wearing that day. Coming from a sports-loving family, it’s all but natural for the former De La Salle University star to be into sports. Her father played hoops for Jose Rizal University for a while but had to give it up as he was already juggling his studies and work. Macandili's paternal grandmother was a slugger on a softball team and her brother played basketball before shifting to tennis. Her eldest sister played volleyball and then became a team captain of a cheering squad in college while her other sister fell in love with tennis.   She ended up choosing volleyball as her sport.      “I started playing (volleyball) in the middle of fifth grade,” said Macandili, who recalled that she was around 11-years-old then when she joined the De La Salle University-Lipa team. The national team standout shared a humorous anecdote about her official volleyball game debut. Back then she was a spiker. “My first-ever official volleyball game was back when I was in Grade 5 and I was playing in Skechers with Velcro straps,” she said.   “In the middle of the game while I was running for the ball, one of my shoes came off,” Macandili continued. “That was the most memorable first game ever.” From there Macandili never looked back. Transferring to De La Salle-Zobel, Macandili was given a new role under Ramil De Jesus, who was also the coach La Salle's high school team.    “At first, I was a spiker for DLS-L’s grade school team because my teammates were almost the same height as me. When I moved up to the high school team I played libero as my height wouldn't suffice (as a spiker) anymore,” she said. “Our coach in the high school team was coach Ramil de Jesus. I, being a Lasallian at heart, could not imagine studying anywhere else but in DLSU,” Macandili added. “Another big factor was that coach Ramil is a great mentor and has produced elite players. I thought that if I was going to play in college. I was gonna play for him.” She won three high school UAAP titles from Season 73 to 75. Macandili was also a member of the team that won gold in the 2010 and 2012 Guam Youth Games and helped NCR win the Palarong Pambansa 2013 gold medal where she was also named Best Libero. Naturally, she moved up to play for the Lady Spikers in college. Her first two years weren’t as successful as she wished it to be after DLSU lost to Ateneo in the UAAP Finals in Season 76 and 77. The Lady Spikers got their payback in Season 78 and won two more titles as Macandili closed her collegiate career a champion. In that three-year reign, Macandili bagged two Best Receiver awards, Best Digger honors and the Season 80 Finals Most Valuable Player award.   She brought her success to the Philippine Superliga, winning numerous titles and individual accolades, including the 2016 All Filipino Conference MVP. Macandili joined the national team in 2017 and saw action in the 2017 Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games, 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia and in the Manila SEA Games last December 2019.  Macandili was also recognized as 2nd Best Libero in the 2017 AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship held in Binan, Laguna. Looking back, Macandili can’t help but be grateful on that first volleyball game of hers. After all, the shoe that flew off somewhere brought her to where she is now.     That gem of a memorable moment never fails to put a smile on her face.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 8th, 2020

DiskarTech: Filipinos& rsquo; journey towards financial inclusion

Jev dela Cruz, 21, was one of an estimated 51.2 million adult Filipinos nationwide who are considered unbanked by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Then came Diskartech, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation’s (RCBC) financial inclusion super-app that allowed him to open a basic savings account sans the complicated process of opening one......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

RCBC& rsquo;s DiskarTech sustains rise in customer trust with 388% usage growth in Q2

With the aim of widening the financial inclusion base in the country, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation’s DiskarTech continues to gain the trust and loyalty of more and more Filipinos nationwide for their digital banking and fund transfer needs......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2021

Failure of justice in war vs. drugs

This continues my summary last Saturday of Senator Leila De Lima’s arguments why the International Criminal Court  (ICC) must get involved and investigate and if necessary prosecute those responsible for crimes against humanity committed during Duterte’s war against drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

DonBelle& rsquo;s & lsquo;He& rsquo;s Into Her& rsquo; makes big buzz on social media

He's Into Her, Star Cinema’s newest youth-oriented series about empowerment starring Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano became one of the most talked-about shows on social media, landing number 6 on the’s Social Wit List, a round-up of shows that have generated the biggest buzz on Instagram in May.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

BINI goes for the gold

​BINI’s debut single entitled “Born to Win” speaks about courage, strength, and determination. Fueled by their passion and dedication for excellence, BINI, together with BINI’s Korean partners MU Doctor, aims to not just make captivating music, but ignite an empowered mindset for the youth of today......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Mind blowing new charging technology in mysterious new Infinix phone

Infinix has been producing increasingly innovative products over the past few years and there is a clear trend of constant improvement and a commitment towards pushing the industry standards, of both design and technology, to empower today’s youth with next-level mobile devices. .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Congressman cleared of & lsquo;narco-pol& rsquo; tag& mdash;CA

President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug war has suffered a legal setback after the Court of Appeals granted the privilege of writ of habeas data earlier sought by Leyte 3rd District Rep. Vicente Veloso and ordered the government to delete his name from the so-called “narco-list” of politicians allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Navigating motherhood in the middle of pandemic

Andi Manzano, a former radio DJ, model, actress, host, and now an entrepreneur, is the kind of mom that tells her children that it’s okay to get bored, and given the situation that we are in, it’s fine if you are doing nothing......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 17th, 2021

20 women rescued from traffickers

National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents arrested two individuals allegedly involved in human trafficking that resulted in the rescue of 20 women in ParaƱaque City. The raid and rescue operations were conducted by the NBI-Rizal District Office (NBI-RIZDO). NBI Officer-in-Charge Director Eric B. Distor identified the suspects as spouses Kong Ma Ma. Angelica and Kong […] The post 20 women rescued from traffickers appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021

Gloc-9 s touching Mother& rsquo;s Day tribute

In his Youtube Mother’s Day vlog, iconic Filipino rapper Gloc-9, whose real name is Aristotle Pollisco, offers a heartfelt tribute to his mom Blesilda as he reveals intimate details about growing up in a poor family from Binangonan, Rizal......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 10th, 2021

Rody tells Pinoys: Don& rsquo;t be choosy

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday reversed the policy of allowing people---including frontline health workers---to choose their brand of COVID-19 vaccine, saying no jab was superior to any other......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Globe empowers youth to connect the nation with 'Globe5GHackathon

It’s been more than a year since the start of the pandemic and even the most forward-thinking people were genuinely unprepared for the challenges of these unprecedented times. Globe believes that through technology, many people, especially the youth, have connected with others and even come up with innovative solutions to modern problems......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 28th, 2021

BTS sends out timely, encouraging message to Filipino Youth amidst trying times

The long wait is finally over. After the big reveal early this year, Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has released its long-awaited “Live Your Passion with Purpose” campaign headlined by the world’s leading pop icon, BTS......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2021

Vaccination key to start of PBA& rsquo;s 46th season

The opening of the 46th season will hinge on the availability of COVID-19 vaccines to players, coaches, team officials and other key personnel involved in the Philippine Basketball Association......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 20th, 2021

Romero wants & quot;game-fixers& quot; punished to full extent of law

Former amateur basketball ‘godfather’ and Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero said the players, coaches and officials involved in the controversial VisMin Super Cup match between the Lapu-Lapu City and Siquijor should suffer the severest possible penalty under the law once proven guilty of game-fixing......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 18th, 2021

DiskarTech partners with Viber, launches online community for financial inclusion

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation’s financial super app DiskarTech has launched its own Viber community......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

SC extends courts& rsquo; closure until March 31

The Supreme Court on Saturday extended physical closure of all courts in the National Capital Region  and the provinces of Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite and Rizal until March 31 as part of a  measure to control spread of COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 28th, 2021

Digital UITFs now available in RCBC app

Investors in Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation’s (RCBC) unit investment trust funds (UITF) can now manage their portfolio through its mobile banking app, a part of its innovation series in the bank’s aggressive digital expansion......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 9th, 2021

RCBC DiskarTech records 3-digit growth in deposits for January

Users of DiskarTech, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation’s (RCBC) digital savings account, more than doubled their daily deposits in January or a 146-percent increase versus its 2020 average, following its “Ipon Galing” national savings campaign......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021