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Senior citizen na fan ni Barbie nag-donate sa Smile Train sa halip na mag-party para sa 80th b-day

SA halip na magkaroon ng bonggang birthday celebration, mas pinili ng isang senior citizen, na kilala ring tagasuporta ni Barbie Forteza, ang makatulong sa mga batang may cleft lip/palate. Nagdiwang ng kanyang 80th birthday si Nanay Nenita Samson sa pamamagitan ng pagdo-donate sa Smile Train, isa sa mga grupong tumutulong na maipaopera ang mga batang […] The post Senior citizen na fan ni Barbie nag-donate sa Smile Train sa halip na mag-party para sa 80th b-day appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerFeb 8th, 2021

Built by Bo, bonded for Bo, believe in Bo

This is not the first time that Bo Perasol has had a recruiting haul this huge. Now heading into his fifth season in the University of the Philippines, he has brought in blue-chip recruits such as Gerry Abadiano and Carl Tamayo and talented transferees like Joel Cagulangan, CJ Cansino, and Malick Diouf to a team that already has Bright Akhuetie, Kobe Paras, and Ricci Rivero. And don't forget that Gomez de Liano brothers Javi and Juan are only sitting out the next season - and what lies beyond for them is yet to be determined. This is not that different from his time in Ateneo de Manila University when he scored UAAP Jrs. Season MVP Jerie Pingoy, UAAP Jrs. Finals MVP Hubert Cani, NCAA Mythical selection CJ Perez, and NCAA Jrs. standout Arvin Tolentino in his first few years. Those promising prospects then joined forces with Blue Eagle stalwarts Kiefer Ravena and Von Pessumal Unfortunately, all of Pingoy, Cani, Perez, and Tolentino - along with the rest of the so-called "Magnificent 7" - found themselves with academic deficiencies and, therefore, ineligible by the blue and white's standards. Not long after, they transferred to different schools and squads and then had varying degrees of success. Will Coach Bo's tale get a different ending this time with the Fighting Maroons? Perasol is making sure of that. "From my experience in Ateneo, natuto ako. Ngayon, meron kaming grupo sa programa na nagha-handle lang ng academics ng players," he shared. He then continued, "Sinasamahan sila sa mga klase, pinapakilala sa mga propesor, ine-explain na player natin yan, pag merong problema, coordinate lang po tayo." Apparently, this academic assistance team is made up of former student-managers who have graduated. Now, their first job is all about seeing to it that State U would not have to go through the same sort of headache Ateneo had with its "Magnificent 7." With that, you could be sure that UP's pillars of honor and excellence still stand strong even as all these new faces join Men's Basketball Team. "Walang special consideration. Pumapasok sila, bumabagsak sila. Binibigyan sila ng extra work, humihingi sila ng extra work," Coach Bo said. He then continued, "Ang ine-explain ko lagi sa players at sa professors, ang mahalaga, basta masipag pumasok at nagpapakita ng intensyong matuto." STARRING AND STRIKING At present, just about everybody is still getting used to blue-chip recruits and talented transferees going for UP. That is why there are more questions than answers each and every time they announce a new player. And along with the question of whether or not all these new faces would be up to par in terms of the honor and excellence the Philippines' prime public university prides itself in, there is a question of just how the Fighting Maroons got here in the first place. How could State U, not that far removed from its self-proclaimed "dark days," get all of these players? And not just players, at that, but many big name players. The categorical answer? The program could now afford it. "Meron nang pondo salamat sa sponsors," head coach Bo Perasol explained. "For example, kung makikita mo lang yung patches sa harap ng jersey, malaking pera yun. Nag-aagawan ang marami para dun." At present, the shot-caller said that UP has eight corporate sponsors all getting together for the funds for the program. And unlike Ateneo which has Manny V. Pangilinan or National University which has Hans Sy as primary backers, the Fighting Maroons' system is quite different. "Ang source ng funds ng UP, halos lahat galing sa alumni. Tapos lahat yun, mina-manage ng nowheretogobutUP," coach Bo said. According to its website, nowheretogobutUP (NTGBUP) is "a volunteer group of UP alumni that aims to help, assist, and support the development, improvement, and advancement of the varsity program of UP." All of the finances it manages, however, are not necessarily donations. As Perasol put it, "Yung model ng UP is unique kasi yung support nila, kailangan may balik din from us." For example, the tactician said that many of their players have made appearances, online in this continuing COVID-19 crisis and in person prior to the pandemic, to cheer up employees of Palawan Pera Padala, one of the team's sponsors. More importantly, Coach Bo reminded yet again that the only reason they have all these new faces is because they have to. He pointed out how Abadiano and Filipino-American Sam Dowd would make up for the losses of Jun Manzo and Juan GDL as well as how Diouf and Cansino are already waiting in the wings once Bright Akhuetie and Ricci Rivero graduate. "We're also recruiting for the impending need," Perasol said. "Hindi naman ito biglaan. Since nagsimula kami rito, we all did this nang dahan-dahan lang. Kaya rin yung support from alumni for funding, hindi na rin naging mahirap." DREAMING Still, the mere fact that UP is now a big-time player on and off the court in collegiate basketball seemed so farfetched just five years ago. Before Bo Perasol, the Fighting Maroons were stuck in a vicious cycle. Now, though, they have back-to-back playoff appearances and have traded blows with traditional powerhouses for recruits and transferees. All of this made possible because the very moment he came in, Coach Bo already knew the secret to success. "You cannot build a program without funds," he said. Perasol furthered that his biggest takeaway from his time in Ateneo was that competing with the traditional powerhouses on the court entailed competing with them as well off of it. "Alam ko yung kakayanan ng Ateneo and siyempre, kakumpetensya ko rin nun yung La Salle so alam ko rin yung kanila. Ganun na rin ang kakayanan ng NU and yung iba pa, kakayanin din nila kung gustuhin nila," he said. He then continued, "Kaya kung ang objective ng programa is to be in the top four, your program should be levelled din sa capacity ng top four." The General Santos native then went on to point out how training in the country or abroad, recruitment local and overseas, housing, and food and nutrition all have costs. "To sum it up, everything you're going to do would entail financing. Hindi ito kakayanin ng UP as a public school dahil wala namang pondo ang gobyerno para dyan," he said. He then continued, "Ang pinakasagot nalang ng school is yung scholarship. And siyempre, yung nag-aaral ka sa UP." That doesn't mean, however, that their hands were tied. In fact, the answer to the questions had always been there. "The good thing about UP is there's millions of alumni all over the world and a lot are successful people and businessmen who are willing to help," Perasol said. BELIEVING Indeed, having educated Filipinos for over 112 years now, UP has, without a doubt, more than a few successful alumni. It was all a matter of uniting - and then unleashing - them. Even before Bo Perasol came home to Diliman, NTGBUP was already organized. They were not necessarily thrilled with the Fighting Maroons, though. "Nung una, dahan-dahan lang, ambag-ambag lang para merong kakainin, pambayad sa dorm. Merong nag-donate ng shoes," Coach Bo said. He then continued, "Pero siyempre, they want first and foremost a program with improvements and direction." NTGBUP and the UP community got just that from Perasol as a 3-11, seventh-place finish in 2015 became a 5-9, sixth-place finish in 2016 in Coach Bo's first year. In his second year, the squad improved to a  6-8, fifth-place finish. From there, the Fighting Maroons have been in the Final Four for back-to-back years now - and even made the Finals in 2018. "Nagsimula maging excited ang alumni nung nagsimula ring manalo," he shared. "When we started winning, nagkaroon hindi lang ng physical support, but financial support as well. We were ascending eh." In his third year at the helm, State U, finally, officially had corporate sponsors. And you know how that year went? That was when they ended a 21-year Final Four drought and then a 32-year Finals absence. Safe to say, the sleeping giant was awoken. "Yes, sleeping giant talaga tayo and when we say nagising, ang pinaka-catalyst was the winning," its fearless leader said. Now, UP MBT has a mean machine of financial support on its back, paving the path for its big-time recruiting haul in 2020. Even better, they now have a loud and proud fanbase that is making up for all the lost time they stayed away during the "dark days." "Actually, sa pitches ko sa recruitment, kasama sa presentation ko yung machi-cheer sila nang ganung klaseng crowd," Coach Bo said. SURVIVING At the same time, though, that loud and proud fanbase expects much, much more from this brand new power. For each and every one of them, Bo Perasol has but one reminder. "What we have done in the past years is to level up lang. We have a new gym, we have all these players, we can train abroad," he said. He then continued, "Pero yung mga Ateneo, La Salle, 20 to 30 years na nilang ginagawa yan. What we did was just to level up alongside them." Again and again, Coach Bo has said that what he has been doing is, put simply, putting UP in the best position to win. Still, with a roster as overflowing with talent as this, he could only acknowledge that just about everybody sees them as having gone championship or bust. Credit to him, however, Perasol was blunt with his assessment that he would also be disappointed if they would not be able to taste their first championship since 1986 sooner than later. "Yes, it will be a failed plan kung hindi tayo makakakuha ng championship in the next three to five years," he said. He then continued, "Yan naman talaga ang plano and ang ginagawa natin ngayon is all going towards that objective." And again and again, he is putting all those great expectations on his shoulders - and on his shoulders alone. "Ako naman, hindi ko rin pwedeng hindi gawin itong ganitong recruitment kasi hindi rin naman ako magkakaroon ng chance kung ganun. I have to be in the best position to succeed so that we are in the best position to succeed," he said. Only time would tell if all the seeds he has sown would bear fruit. But Coach Bo is already guaranteeing that whatever happens then, he would have no regrets. "In the end, alam ko namang babalik ang lahat sa akin. Alam na alam ko namang ako ang leader ng team," he said. He then continued, "Ang mahalaga is we gave ourselves a chance. Anuman ang outcome, basta nabigyan natin ang sarili natin ng pagkakataon." After years and years and years as the laughingstock of men's basketball, it looks like it's now UP's turn to smile and wave. Whether or not that ultimately turns into jumps for joy for their first title in three decades remains to be seen. But maybe, just maybe, Coach Bo is right - this is all worth it just to have a chance to compete. Just remember that in the "dark days," that chance to compete wasn't there at all. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 30th, 2020

Leo Martinez nanawagan para sa mga senior: Maawa kayo, aba’y mahigit 1 taon na kaming nakakulong…

UMAPELA ang veteran actor na si Leo Martinez sa pamahalaan na maglabas ng mas malinaw at mas maluwag na travel guidelines para sa mga senior citizen. Ayon sa beteranong komedyante, kailangang bigyan naman ng atensyon ng Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases ang mga panawagan ngayon ng mga nakatatanda. […] The post Leo Martinez nanawagan para sa mga senior: Maawa kayo, aba’y mahigit 1 taon na kaming nakakulong… appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Pinoy pride Yuka Saso earns praises in the House via senior citizens& rsquo; rep

Senior Citizen Party-list Rep. Rodolfo Ordanes has filed House Resolution 1852, seeking congressional recognition for the feat accomplished by Filipina golfer Yuka Saso for winning the coveted United States Women’s Open on Monday at only 19 years old......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Christmas cash gift para sa mga senior citizen sa Pasig maari nang makuha

Good news para sa mga senior citizen ng Pasig City. Naipasok na sa Landbank ATM accounts ng mga senior citizen ang kanilang Christmas cash gift. Sa abiso ng Pasig Public Information Office, maaari nang ma-withdraw ang pamaskong handog sa ATM ng Landbank o iba pang bangko (may minimal na transaction fee) simula alas 7:00 ng […] The post Christmas cash gift para sa mga senior citizen sa Pasig maari nang makuha appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2020

Tulong sa nakatatanda na apektado ng bagyong Rolly, pinamamadali

Iginiit ni Senior Citizen Rep. Rodolfo Ordanes na gawing prayoridad sa pagbibigay tulong sa mga nakakatanda na lubhang naapektuhan ng pananalasa ng Super typhoon Rolly. Ayon sa mambabatas, nakikipag-ugnayan na siya sa Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) at Department of Health (DOH) para sa agarang pagtugon sa mga pangangailangan ng mga senior sa […] The post Tulong sa nakatatanda na apektado ng bagyong Rolly, pinamamadali appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Mga senior citizen at mga bata papayagang makapunta sa sementeryo

Hindi pagbabawalan ng pamahalaan ang mga senior citizen at mga bata na makalabas sa kani kanilang tahanan bago mag-Undas. Ayon kay Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, ito ay para makadalaw ang mga bata at nga senior citizen sa mga puntod o sa mga mahal sa buhay na pumanaw na. Papayagan aniya na makalabas ang nga senior […] The post Mga senior citizen at mga bata papayagang makapunta sa sementeryo appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2020

Probinsyano ni Coco tatapusin na sa Setyembre; Susan ayaw ‘makulong’ ng 1 buwan 

HINDI ang pagiging senior citizen ni Ms. Susan Roces kung bakit pansamantala munang hindi siya makakasamang mag-taping ng kanyang mga co-stars sa FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano. As already in the news, nagbalik-trabaho na ang major cast ng nasabing teleserye nitong Lunes (June 15), however, kinailangan nilang tumalima sa mga alituntunin para na rin sa kanilang kaligtasan. […] The post Probinsyano ni Coco tatapusin na sa Setyembre; Susan ayaw ‘makulong’ ng 1 buwan  appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2020

Shaq to compete with Gronk in virtual live party, fundraiser

NEW YORK (AP) — Shaq and Gronk are about to throw down with each other for a cause. The men with seven championship rings between them will compete against each other June 27 in Shaq's Fun House Vs Gronk Beach, a virtual party combining fun and music as a benefit for social justice. “We're all about bringing people together.," O'Neal said. "We're all about making people smile. As I look at Gronk, I see a version of myself. ... I'm proud to say he's a friend. I'm glad to say I probably couldn't pull this off with anybody else besides Gronk.” The three-time Super Bowl champ had been retired when traded by New England to Tampa Bay in April. He currently has his own “Game On” show on ABC and recently appeared on “The Masked Singer.” Gronkowski noted he first competed against the Basketball Hall of Famer and four-time NBA champ in a dance battle. “Ever since then, I’ve actually been waiting to challenge him again,” Gronkowski said. They will compete in six different challenges including a lip sync battle, a game of HORSE, and jousting, with the winner of each earning a donation to his charity. O'Neal is competing for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, while Gronkowski's winnings go to the NAACP. DoorDash also will donate one meal for each viewer in the live-stream up to 1.25 million meals in conjunction with Feeding America. The party, starting at 8 p.m. ET, will be live-streamed for free at www.ShaqVsGronk.com and also on Tik Tok with a simulcast on outlets including LiveXLive, Facebook, Twitch, YouTube and Twitter. Fans will be able to live chat and even suggest shots for HORSE. Taylor Rooks and comedien JB Smoove are hosting the party, which also will feature performances and interviews with rapper Snoop Dogg; DaBaby who has the current hit “Rockstar;” DJ Steve Aoki; DJ and songwriter Diplo; and Carnage. O'Neal also will take his turn as DJ Diesel. ___ Online: www.ShaqVsGronk.com?.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 18th, 2020

After 16 years, political prisoner finally allowed to see husband

“He was not only a senior citizen but (he was) gravely sick long before he died. The repeated call for his and his wife Moreta’s immediate release based on humanitarian grounds along with other elderly and sick political prisoners were also ignored." The post After 16 years, political prisoner finally allowed to see husband appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Julia, inuna si Gerald, dinedma ang pamilya!

Manila, Philippines – Kamakailan ay nagtapos na ng senior high school ang bunsong kapatid ni Julia Barretto na si Leon. Sa isang hiwalay na online news, katuwang daw ng ina nilang si Marjorie sa pagtataguyod ng pag-aaral ni Leon. Abut-abot tiyak ang pasasalamat ni Leon lalo na sa kanyang Ate Julia na sa halip na […] The post Julia, inuna si Gerald, dinedma ang pamilya! appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

Cash card, house-to-house distribution for senior citizen financial assistance on June 26

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The distribution of financial assistance to senior citizens in Cebu City will start on June 26, 2021. It will be done in two forms: through cash cards and through house-to-house distribution. There are 87,538 senior citizens in the city who can expect to receive their financial assistance starting June 26 or […] The post Cash card, house-to-house distribution for senior citizen financial assistance on June 26 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

Top Kurdish official killed in Turkish operation in Iraq: Erdogan& nbsp;

A senior official from Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) was killed in a Turkish intelligence operation in Iraq, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021

Barbie gusto uling makatambal si Jak sa serye: Para magkasama na ang harot at trabaho!

BONGGA ang guesting ng Kapuso couple na sina Jak Roberto at Barbie Forteza sa Kapuso primetime series na “Heartful Cafe” na pinagbibidahan nina Julie Anne San Jose at David Licauco. Talagang maraming naaliw at natuwa sa mga ganap nila sa palaging trending na teleserye ng GMA lalo na ang paandar na mga eksena ng magdyowa […] The post Barbie gusto uling makatambal si Jak sa serye: Para magkasama na ang harot at trabaho! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 31st, 2021

Kris Aquino, magdo-donate ng grocery packs sa Tarlac

Magdo-donate si Kris Aquino ng daan-daang grocery packs sa mga taga-Tarlac bilang bahagi ng selebrasyon para sa nalalapit na kaarawan ng panganay niyang si Josh. Sa Hunyo 4 ay 25 years old na si Josh, na anak ni Kris sa veteran actor na si Phillip Salvador. “Malapit na ang birthday ng panganay ko (June 4), […] The post Kris Aquino, magdo-donate ng grocery packs sa Tarlac appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 29th, 2021

Dagdag pensyon sa indigent senior citizens, itinutulak ni SP Sotto

Ipinanukala ni Senate President Vicente Sotto III na madagdagan ang buwanang pensyon ng mga mahihirap na senior citizen. Paliwanag ni Sotto sa kanyang Senate Bill No. 2243, ang dagdag P500 sa natatanggap ng P500 kada buwan ay pangtulong sa pagbili ng mga pangangailangan ng mga nakakatanda. Diin nito, tumataas ang halaga ng mga bilihin at […] The post Dagdag pensyon sa indigent senior citizens, itinutulak ni SP Sotto appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2021

Jak payag maghubo’t hubad sa movie; pero si Barbie handa na bang magpaka-daring?

SUPORTADO ni Barbie Forteza ang lahat ng magiging desisyon ng boyfriend na si Jak Roberto hangga’t para ito sa ikauunlad ng kanyang showbiz career. Kasama na nga riyan ang sinabi ng Kapuso hunk na willing siyang magkaroon ng frontal nudity sa isang pelikula tulad ng napanood nilang movie kung saan nagpakita ng pagkalalaki ang lead […] The post Jak payag maghubo’t hubad sa movie; pero si Barbie handa na bang magpaka-daring? appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2021

Willie nag-donate ng P8-M para sa naapektuhan ng sunog sa PGH; bumilib sa tapang ni John Lloyd

MATAPOS masaksihan ang kundisyon at kalagayan ng ilang pasyente sa Philippine General Hospital (PGH), nagdesisyon si Willie na mag-abot agad ng tulong-pinansiyal. Nag-donate ang TV host-comedian ng P8 million sa pamamagitan ng programa niyang “Wowowin” sa PGH matapos ngang masunog ang isang bahagi ng gusali noong nakaraang Linggo, May 16. Talagang naapektuhan ang operasyon ng PGH […] The post Willie nag-donate ng P8-M para sa naapektuhan ng sunog sa PGH; bumilib sa tapang ni John Lloyd appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2021

Tito Sotto naturukan na ng unang dose ng COVID-19 vaccine

Naturukan na si Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III ng unang dose ng bakuna kontra COVID-19. Kasama ng senador ang kanyang asawa na si Helen Gamboa-Santos. Bahagi si Sotto ng A2 priority group ng vaccination program bilang isang senior citizen. Sinabi ni Sotto na Sinovac ang itinurok na bakuna sa kanya. “After A1, A2, and […] The post Tito Sotto naturukan na ng unang dose ng COVID-19 vaccine appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2021

Fans nina Janine at JC bitin sa ending ng ‘Dito at Doon’, humihiling ng part 2

ANG bongga talaga ng TBA Studios!  Nagpa-virtual thanksgiving party kasi sila kagabi para sa tagumpay ng digital release ng “must-watch movie of the year” na “Dito at Doon”. Present sa naganap na online celebration ang lead cast sa pangunguna nina Janine Gutierrez at JC Santos, with Victor Anastacio, Yesh Burce, Lotlot de Leon, at ang […] The post Fans nina Janine at JC bitin sa ending ng ‘Dito at Doon’, humihiling ng part 2 appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 14th, 2021

Vice umarkila ng private plane, bumili ng branded swimsuit para sa beach party, pero ‘nganga’

NAGRENTA ng private plane, bumili at nagpatahi ng mga mamahaling swimsuit si Vice Ganda para sana sa birthday celebration niya nitong nagdaang Marso. Balak kasi ng TV host-comedian na ipagdiwang sa isang private beach resort ang kaarawan niya ngayong taon kasama ang kanyang pamilya at ilang malalapit na kaibigan. Ngunit napurnada nga ang bonggang-bongga niyang […] The post Vice umarkila ng private plane, bumili ng branded swimsuit para sa beach party, pero ‘nganga’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021