WATCH: On 149th martyrdom anniversary, NHCP unveils Gomburza marker, logo

"Monuments are not just an edifice. Monuments serve as a narrative of our history. They remind us of the courage patriotism shown by our people in the face of death.".....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarFeb 17th, 2021

The Legend of Zelda Game & Watch to commemorate game s 35th anniversary

Nintendo announced the new Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda last June 16 during the Nintendo Direct E3 2021 presentation......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

PH Quincentennial Museum now open

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippines finally has its own museum dedicated to pre-colonial life and the country’s participation in the first circumnavigation of the globe. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) on Monday, April 26, unveiled the marker of the Philippine Quincentennial Museum in Museo Sugbo, Cebu City. Notable guests who attended […] The post PH Quincentennial Museum now open appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2021

100-days countdown marker to NMP s 43rd anniversary unveiled

NMP sets its pace through the unveiling of the 100-Days countdown marker last 22 January 2021 in celebration of it's 43 years in public service providing competitive and quality trainings and researches to the Filipino seafarers......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 18th, 2021

Quincentennial Marker unveiled in Plaza Sugbo

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Quincentennial Marker that remembers the arrival of the Magellan-Elcano fleet 500 years ago has been unveiled in Cebu City on the 500th anniversary of the historical event. Presidential Assistant to the Visayas, Secretary Michael Dino, said Filipinos have to remember the mighty King that welcomed Christianity into the archipelago. Rajah […] The post Quincentennial Marker unveiled in Plaza Sugbo appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

Ambag ng Homonhon sa biyahe ni Magellan, ginunita

Sinapubliko ng National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) at National Quincentennial Committee (NQC) ang historical marker na kumikilala sa naging ambag ng Homonhon Island sa unang circumnavigation o paglalakbay paikot sa mundo, limang siglo na ang nakararaan. The post Ambag ng Homonhon sa biyahe ni Magellan, ginunita first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 18th, 2021

North Korea to defy coronavirus with huge parade

Nuclear-armed North Korea is expected to parade its latest and most advanced weapons through the streets of Pyongyang on Saturday, as the coronavirus-barricaded country celebrates the 75th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Un’s ruling party. Saturday is expected to see thousands of goose-stepping soldiers packed into Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square, named for North Korea’s founder, under the gaze of his grandson Kim Jong Un ED JONES AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN South Korea’s unification minister told parliament on Thursday that a “large-scale parade” was anticipated, and satellite imagery on the respected 38North website has also suggested the cavalcade could be huge. The anniversary comes during a difficult year for North Korea as the coronavirus pandemic and recent storms add pressure to the heavily sanctioned country.  Pyongyang closed its borders eight months ago to try to protect itself from the virus — which first emerged in neighbouring China — and has still to confirm a single case of infection. Last month, troops from the North shot dead a South Korean fisheries official who had drifted into its waters, apparently as a precaution against the disease, prompting fury in Seoul and a rare apology from Kim. Nevertheless, Saturday is expected to see thousands of goose-stepping soldiers packed into Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square, named for North Korea’s founder, under the gaze of his grandson, the third member of the family to rule the country. A procession of progressively larger armoured vehicles and tanks is likely to follow, culminating with whatever missiles Pyongyang wants to put on show. The North is widely believed to have continued to develop its arsenal — which it says it needs to protect itself from a US invasion — throughout nuclear negotiations with Washington, deadlocked since the collapse of a summit in Hanoi in February last year. Now analysts expect a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) or an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the US mainland to appear — maybe even one with multiple re-entry vehicle capabilities that could allow it to evade US defence systems. The anniversary of the Workers’ Party means North Korea “has a political and strategic need to do something bigger”, said Sung-yoon Lee, a Korean studies professor at Tufts University in the United States. Showcasing its most advanced weapons “will signal a big step forward in Pyongyang’s credible threat capabilities”, he said. But unlike on many previous occasions, no international media have been allowed in to watch the parade, and with many foreign embassies in Pyongyang closing their doors in the face of coronavirus restrictions, few outside observers will be present. It is not clear whether state broadcaster KCTV will air the event live — some past parades have not appeared on television until the following day. But the South’s government has detected signs that Kim is to give a speech at the parade, Yonhap News Agency reported Friday citing unnamed sources.  – Masks and missiles? –  At the end of December, Kim threatened to demonstrate a “new strategic weapon”, but analysts say Pyongyang will still tread carefully to avoid jeopardising its chances with Washington ahead of next month’s presidential elections. Showing off its strategic weapons in a military parade “would be consistent with what Kim Jong Un promised”, while “not provoking the US as much as a test-launch of a strategic weapon”, said former US government North Korea analyst Rachel Lee. The messaging of the parade “will be heavily domestic — on party accomplishments, unity around the leader, and improving the economy before the Eighth Party Congress”, she added, referring to a meeting of the Workers’ Party due to take place in January. But Harry Kazianis of the Center for the National Interest warned that with thousands of people involved, it could turn into a “deadly superspreader-like event” unless “extreme precautions” were used. The impoverished nation’s crumbling health system would struggle to cope with a major virus outbreak, and he added that such protective measures seemed “pretty unlikely”. “Clearly masks and missiles don’t mix.”.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 9th, 2020

Don Sergio remembered for his humility, service to the country

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Less than 20 people gathered at the birth marker of Don Sergio Osmeña Sr. along Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City early this Wednesday morning, September 9, 2020. This was a stark contrast to prior years when Osmeña Day, a commemoration of the birth anniversary of the late president, was a grand […] The post Don Sergio remembered for his humility, service to the country appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Koepka among those who have to catch up in FedEx Cup

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer The question was perplexing to Brooks Koepka, perhaps because it was missing specific context or because it takes a lot to make him worry. He was asked going into the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head if he felt any sense of urgency. “Urgency for what?” he replied. Koepka missed three months after a knee injury in October when he slipped on wet concrete at the CJ Cup in South Korea and had to withdraw. When he returned, he played five times — his only top-20 finish was a tie for 17th in Saudi Arabia — and then the COVID-19 pandemic shut down golf for three months. Having played only four PGA Tour events, he was No. 213 in the FedEx Cup standings. The only time he didn’t make it to East Lake for the FedEx Cup finale was in 2015, when he missed a month with an ankle injury. He finished 35th. Koepka was unaware that history is working against him this year. In the last 10 years, Jim Furyk is the only player to be outside the top 200 in the FedEx Cup standings with nine events remaining and reach the postseason. “I just go play golf, just keep doing what I’m doing,” Koepka said that day. “I feel like I’m playing good, so eventually it will come.” He closed with a 65 at Harbour Town to finish seventh and moved up 56 spots to No. 148. And then he withdrew the following week from the Travelers Championship out of caution when his caddie, Ricky Elliott, tested positive for the coronavirus. He returns to the Workday Charity Open this week having slipped seven spots to No. 155. Six tournaments are on the schedule between now and the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs. Furyk in 2016 turned it around with a runner-up finish at the U.S. Open. Only one major and one World Golf Championship remain on the schedule. Koepka has company in that regard. British Open champion Shane Lowry spent most of his time on the European Tour late last year and into the first month of 2020, so he has only seven starts on the PGA Tour and is at No. 148. C.T. Pan, who played in the Presidents Cup, has missed seven of nine cuts since January and is No. 182. Sergio Garcia is at No. 122. One week can change everything. Dustin Johnson, who missed the entire fall recovering from knee surgery, was off to a slow start before the pandemic and missed the cut at Colonial upon his return. Two weeks later, he won the Travelers Championship and moved up to No. 22. Koepka still has the World Golf Championship at TPC Southwind, where he won last year, and the PGA Championship, where he tries to become the first player to win three straight times in stroke play. There is time. Plus, he's not one to sweat such matters. BONES ON THE BAG Matt Fitzpatrick came over from England for the restart of the PGA Tour, and caddie Billy Foster stayed behind. The idea was for Fitzpatrick to get used to the protocols, and then Foster would join him for the World Golf Championship in Memphis, Tennessee, and the PGA Championship in San Francisco. Fitzpatrick used Cayce Kerr for three tournaments. And then he got an offer he couldn’t refuse for two weeks at Muirfield Village: Jim “Bones” Mackay, the longtime looper for Phil Mickelson who now does course commentary for NBC Sports. “I was absolutely shocked,” Fitzpatrick said. “Everyone knows his place in the game and how well he’s done. Even just walking around here, people are excited to see him back and on tour. For me, I was very taken aback.” It wasn’t an accident. Fitzpatrick has an endorsement with Workday, whose CEO knows Mackay and suggested he reach out to Fitzpatrick. They will be working together the next two weeks at the Workday Charity Open and the Memorial. LET’S PLAY TWO Muirfield Village is hosting different PGA Tour events in consecutive weeks, which hasn’t happened in 63 years. The last time was in 1957, when Roberto de Vicenzo won the All American Open against an 83-man field at Tam O’Shanter Club in Illinois. Dick Mayer won the World Championship of Golf on the same course a week later. That was the 10th straight season that the All American Open and World Championship of Golf were held at Tam O’Shanter in successive weeks. Lloyd Mangrum was the only player to win both events in the same year (1948). According to the PGA Tour, there was one other tournament held on the same course in back-to-back weeks. That was in 1956, when the Dallas Centennial Open and the Texas International Open were held at Preston Hollow to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of Dallas being founded. Both events were never played again. DRIVE ON Maybe some of the PGA Tour players should borrow the “Drive On” slogan from the LPGA Tour. That’s all they’ve been doing since the restart last month in Texas. Russell Knox drove his RV from the north Florida coast to Colonial, and then back toward the Atlantic coast to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. From there, he and his wife went north to Connecticut to the Travelers Championship. At that point, they hired a driver (they were passengers) for the trip to Detroit, and now they’re in Ohio. But they had company. One of his closest friends on tour, Brian Stuard, also bought an RV. “We’ve been traveling along with him,” Stuard said. “Decided to do it and really enjoy it so far. Not sure if we’re going to continue to do that. Those were some long drives. But it’s worth it once you get it there.” And then there’s Viktor Hovland. The Norwegian played at Oklahoma State and still lives in Stillwater, so he decided to take the four-hour drive to Colonial. “Then I just kept on thinking, ‘Well, what if I just take my car to all these tournaments?’ I looked it up, it’s 16 hours to Hilton Head. It’s 13 hours to Connecticut. ... Yeah, been having a lot of fun so far.” He drove through the night from Fort Worth, Texas, to Hilton Head and didn’t feel great when he arrived. He took in some views from Connecticut to Detroit. “It’s really nice just driving through New York and Pennsylvania,” he said. “It’s really hilly and a lot of cool views on the way.” DIVOTS Matt Fitzpatrick is hopeful fans will return, especially for the Masters — not so much for him, but his parents. “I know my parents really want to come watch that one,” he said. ... The Senior British Open, canceled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will remain at Sunningdale next year. ... After his victory in Detroit, Bryson DeChambeau was listed as the betting favorite over Rory McIlroy in the three majors this year. STAT OF THE WEEK The last three PGA Tour events were won by players from the top 10 in world — Webb Simpson (9) at Hilton Head, Dustin Johnson (6) at Hartford and Bryson DeChambeau (10) at Detroit. The last time that happened was in the summer of 2018 when Johnson (1) won the Canadian Open, Justin Thomas (3) won the Bridgestone Invitational and Brooks Koepka (4) won the PGA Championship. FINAL WORD “I’ll be devastated if I don’t play well.” — Charles Barkley on playing the American Century Championship for celebrities......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 8th, 2020

GMA Network unveils & lsquo;GMA Affordabox& rsquo; on its 70th anniversary

For its 70th anniversary celebration, the country’s leading and largest broadcast firm GMA Network, Inc. wholeheartedly offers its own high-quality and affordable Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) receiver GMA Affordabox......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 26th, 2020

Mactan Shrine one of the lead sites of 122nd Independence Day

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For the second straight year, the Liberty Shrine in Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City will be one of the lead sites in the celebration of the Philippine Independence Day. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) has picked the Liberty Shrine to represent the Visayas region in the 122nd anniversary of the […] The post Mactan Shrine one of the lead sites of 122nd Independence Day appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2020

The government of the United Kingdom will allow 60,000 spectators in the semi-finals and final of the Eurocup

Nearly 60,000 spectators will watch the final of the European Championship. The UK government has increased Wembley’s capacity for the semi-finals and finals of national.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News12 hr. 26 min. ago

Cisco unveils Webex innovations that enable hybrid work and events

As the world transits to a hybrid work environment, there is an increasing need for organizations to require solutions that are flexible, supportive, and inclusive......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated News16 hr. 6 min. ago

Locsin: South China Sea ruling a North Star that benefits the world

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Tuesday night asserted that Manila's arbitral in the West Philippine Sea is "final" and "benefits the world" ahead of its fifth anniversary next month. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News22 hr. 56 min. ago

VolcanoPH Info app by DOST-PHIVOLCS launched

The mobile application “VolcanoPH Info” was released by DOST-PHIVOLCS on Monday in celebration of the institute’s 69th founding anniversary......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2021

Rizal’s entrepreneurial life as exile in Dapitan

Born on June 19, 1861, this year marks the 160th birth anniversary of our national hero. In celebration, I feature his admirable industry in his final years......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2021

Level up is real for Tamagotchi: It’s now a wearable device!

The famous 1990s toy is back as “Tamagotchi Smart” and it’s making noise on the internet with its latest upgrade. The toy is now a wearable smart device! As it celebrates its 25th anniversary, the iconic children’s toy offers a fresh and colorful look, tailored to suit today’s fast-paced generation with touch and voice controls. […] The post Level up is real for Tamagotchi: It’s now a wearable device! appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2021

GMA& nbsp;Network reaffirms commitment on 71st anniversary

The country’s leading network reaffirms its vow of being “Buong Puso para sa Pilipino” as it celebrates its 71st anniversary bearing a message of love, light, and hope through a special video campaign......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2021

Maximize learning, playtime with the new Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

Tablets have become a helpful tool for students to attend online classes, watch educational videos, and access the vast library of e-books available online......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 20th, 2021

On Rizal’s 160th birth anniversary, Robredo calls on Filipinos to be beacons of hope

On the 160th birth anniversary of national hero Jose Rizal, Vice President Leni Robredo called on Filipinos to be beacons of hope to weather today’s challenges, including the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

Manila traffic rerouted for Rizal’s birth anniversary

Some roads in Manila would be closed to vehicular traffic today for national hero Dr. Jose Rizal’s 160th birth anniversary, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021