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Why do wars begin?

The Trump administration ordered the assassination of Iranian general Suleimani was supposedly to prevent an upcoming attack on Americans......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 9th, 2020

Why do wars begin?

The Trump administration ordered the assassination of Iranian general Suleimani was supposedly to prevent an upcoming attack on Americans......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 9th, 2020

PAGDARO SA KALINAW: Re-thinking the War on Drugs on the International Day of Peace

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 Sept) &'8212; &'8220;Since wars begin in the minds of men (and women), it is in the minds of men (and women) that the defenses of peace must be constructed.” So states the constitution of the United Nations Education, Scient.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 30th, 2016

PAGDARO SA KALINAW: Re-thinking the War on Drugs on the International Day of Peace

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 Sept) &'8212; &'8220;Since wars begin in the minds of men (and women), it is in the minds of men (and women) that the defenses of peace must be constructed.”  So states the constitution of the United Nations Education, Sc.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 29th, 2016

EU to launch legal action over Cyprus, Malta golden passports

The EU said Monday it will begin legal action against Cyprus and Malta over their controversial "golden passport" schemes for foreign investors, which critics say have been exploited by criminals......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

American Airlines to restart 737 MAX flights in December

American Airlines says it plans to begin flying the Boeing 737 MAX again in December, assuming the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) allows the plan to resume service, the carrier confirmed on Monday......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

Brighlight& rsquo;s Albee Benitez urges halt of network wars

TV5’s programming partner and major block timer, Cignal TV, is buoyed up by an influx of new and familiar faces adding more color and cheer to the network’s current talent roster. Headlining the new shows are the likes of Piolo Pascual, Korina Sanchez, Aga Muhlach, Ian Veneracion, Billy Crawford, Matteo Guidicelli, Maja Salvador, Sue Ramirez, Dimples Romana, Alex Gonzaga, and Catriona Gray. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

& lsquo;Water, power part of Marawi rehab& rsquo;

Housing czar Eduardo del Rosario on Sunday said the government is working non-stop to energize and connect Marawi City in Lanao del Sur to a water system with work expected to fully begin within a couple of weeks as part of the overall effort to completely rehabilitate the war-torn city......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Literary Fiesta

Filipino dining in Philippine literature Pahiyas festival, illustration by Manuel Baldemor It’s not Pinoy dining if it’s not a feast. And our Philippine literature has told many stories that illustrate our healthy appetite, traditional palayok (clay pot) cooking, siesta, fiesta, flavors, and fusions.  Doña Victorina fans herself amid the smoke of a roasting pig. Her guests are coming, their noses up in the air sniffing the flavors. On the table, adorned with gilded copa de vino (wine glass) and plato, are sinigang na dalag with alibambang leaves, callos, adobo, tinola, and pochero. Everybody was in high spirits. Never mind if the doña is broke (to begin with). At least her guests are full. Jose Rizal drew a perfect picture of the Pinoy fiesta and salu-salo (gathering) culture. Our national hero himself loves to eat. He prefers a hefty serving of champorado and tuyo for breakfast. For dessert, he likes minatamis na santol (sweetened santol) made from boiled santol slices soaked for three days in hugas bigas (water used to wash rice). Before starving in Europe, where he published El Filibusterismo, Rizal would feast in carneng asada (beefsteak with sauce), made from lean meat marinated in olive oil, lime juice, and parsley and served with fried potatoes. Gabriela Silang loved pinakbet. Emilio Aguinaldo listed sardines with tomatoes among his favorites. Marcelo H. del Pilar would die (pun intended) for his apparent favorite, pochero, the local version of the Spanish cocido. Andres Bonifacio got his strength and protein source in nilitsong manok sa zaha (grilled chicken wrapped in sampaloc and banana leaves). The Filipino salu-salo Never mind if some of our celebrated dishes are not “purely” Pinoy. “What is Filipino food and how does food become Filipino?” asks the late food critic Doreen Fernandez. She argued that food only became Pinoy by process of indigenization, like patis (fish sauce) put in a foreign dish. And this is how Pinoy fusion came to life. What we have on our modern plates are many fusions, crazy or ingenious, like paella with lechon, sinigang na steak, adobong tapa, pancit with kangkong. Yes, you get the picture.  Could their favorite Filipino flavors be the reason behind the intelligence and nationalism of our heroes Rizal and Bonifacio? Too bad, many young Pinoys nowadays barely know what minatamis na santol is, or any Pinoy traditional merienda for that matter. What replaced maruya, nilagang kamote, turon, kutsinta, and ginataang mais are French fries, burger, pizza, and pasta. You know what they say: You are what you eat.   In another table setting, Padre Damaso looks across the dining table. Everybody’s enjoying tinola, a stew of chicken and green papaya, but not him. Who wants chicken neck for lunch? He didn’t finish his plate. And this, people, was how the concepts of degustation and small plates were born. They’re not, after all, a French discovery or New York’s. We can blame our mañaña habit. We’re too slow to grab the credit. And oh, we are pioneers of the culture of not finishing plates, too. Blame these all to Padre Damaso (or Jose Rizal?). The tinola brouhaha scene in Noli Me Tangere started it all.  Lechon haus mural by boonsai While it’s rude in other cultures not to devour all the food served on the plate, in the Philippines, it’s not. Pinoy eating tradition tells you it’s okay to have leftovers. Telenovela , movies, and literature are great examples. When a family fights over the dining table, the father (or any member) walks away with an unfinished plate. In Ibong Adarna, over a scrumptious dinner, the brothers were all too busy planning how to catch the elusive bird that they forgot to finish their plate.       Besides books, paintings also tell our delicious food experience. Fernando Amorsolo captured Pinoy eating habits in his painting Afternoon Meal of the Rice Workers. It shows Pinoy families cooking meals in a palayok and eating under the shade of a tree, seemingly ready to sleep after an afternoon feast. With all the food trends coming and going on our plates and literature pages flying off to oblivion, what remains steadfast in our eating habit is this: Siesta. –NICKKY FAUSTINE P. DE GUZMAN.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Alden Richards to hold first virtual reality concert

Asia’s Multimedia Star Alden Richards will hold his first virtual reality concert in a global event never before seen in Philippine entertainment history as GMA Network presents “Alden’s Reality” on Dec. 8 “Alden’s Reality (AR)” gives Alden’s fans a virtual date like no other, combining cutting-edge technology and performances to produce a full-length concert and online interaction with their idol. Alden will take concertgoers to a journey that celebrates his 10 colorful years in the entertainment industry.  From heartfelt songs to adrenaline-filled dance numbers, Alden is sure to indulge everyone across the globe in his first ever virtual concert. A surprise treat also awaits his fans. Shot in 360-degree, concertgoers not only have access to front-row view, but they are also in for an immersive experience from the comforts of their home. Tickets can be purchased by logging on to www.gmanetwork.com/synergy. Philippine buyers are also given a special VIP package option at P1,200 which includes one (1) general admission ticket plus one (1) exclusive VR device to Alden’s Reality show. This special VR device takes the concertgoer to another level of enjoying the show which is set to begin streaming online at 9 pm on December 8 (Philippine time). “Through ‘Alden’s Reality,’ we are bringing you the future of Philippine concert landscape,” shares GMA Regional TV and Synergy Vice President and Head Oliver Amoroso. “We are more than excited that we are featuring Alden for our first virtual concert and that it also falls under the 70th anniversary of GMA Network. This is only the beginning. Synergy: A GMA Collaboration will be producing more events that will not only bring our Kapuso closer to their favorite artists but will also give them a unique concert experience wherever part of the Philippines and the globe they may be. We hope to see you all, virtually, on December 8.” “2020 has been a challenging year for everyone because of the pandemic,” says GMA Entertainment Group Vice President for Business Development Department III Darling de Jesus Bodegon. “We hope that through ‘Alden’s Reality,’ we can bring joy to all our Kapuso not just here in the Philippines but all over the world. We are also happy that we are able to celebrate with Alden his 10 wonderful years in the entertainment industry via this virtual-reality concert. We have been a witness to Alden’s growth as an actor and a celebrity and we are proud that he has remained humble though all these years. Alden’s Reality is his gift to all his fans who continue to support him and his journey as a Kapuso.”  Alden’s Reality (AR) is produced by Synergy: A GMA Collaboration, a group that produces ticketed and non-ticketed events and activities catering to all Filipinos across the globe. This is also GMA Network’s treat to loyal Kapuso as the country’s leading broadcast company marks its 70th anniversary. The concert is directed by Paolo Valenciano......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Shakeup, realignments begin

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco now has the full support of the “supermajority” in the House of Representatives after three power blocs loyal to his predecessor, Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano, shifted their allegiance yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020

Another sports battle looms

So even if the NBA wars have finally ended with the favored Los Angeles Lakers taking Game 6 over the Miami Heat in impressive fashion and the PBA just starting its own bubble war, another battle is looming in the local world of sports......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020

Reconstruction of mosques in Marawi City commences

MARAWI CITY, Oct 13 (PIA) - The rebuilding of three mosques destroyed during the 2017 Marawi City siege will begin soon as Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) revealed that funding has already been rel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020

Ikea to buy back used furniture to reduce waste

Ikea, the world's largest furniture chain, said Tuesday it would begin buying back used furniture from customers to resell -- and pay up to 50 percent of the original price......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020

Let the GAME (KNB?) begin with Robi

Robi Domingo is the game master of the digital version of GAME KNB?, once headlined by Kris Aquino and Edu Manzano......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

Polish divers to defuse WWII earthquake bomb

Polish military divers are due to begin a delicate operation on Monday to defuse a massive World War II bomb at the bottom of a channel near the Baltic Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 12th, 2020

Local Roundup: & bull; Vaccine group gears up for tests & bull; Sputnik V update up at House hearing

A sub-technical working group led by the Department of Science and Technology is gearing up for COVID-19 phase 3 clinical trials, which are set to begin in November......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine phase 3 trials to begin in November — DOH

“The Inter-Agency Task Force’s (IATF) Sub-Technical Working Group (sub-TWG) on COVID-19 Vaccine Development led by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), together with other government agencies, is gearing up for the conduct COVID-19 vaccine phase 3 clinical trials in the country which are set to begin this coming November,” DOH said in a statement......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020

Armenia agrees to ceasefire, talks with Azerbaijan

Stepanakert, Azerbaijan—Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed on Saturday to a ceasefire and to begin “substantive talks” over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh after nearly two weeks of fierce clashes......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 10th, 2020

We cried a River

As a mother myself, I cannot begin to fathom how Andrea felt, and how Reina feels now. I have been struggling to find the right words. But there are, simply, no words enough to aptly describe the pain, the rage, the emptiness, and despair. The post We cried a River appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsOct 10th, 2020

Africa needs $1.2 tn of financing to beat Covid-19 hit: IMF

African countries will need $1.2 trillion through 2023 to repair the economic damage inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said Friday. About $345 billion in financing has not yet been pledged, Georgieva said in a speech, while commitments from official lenders and international institutions cover less than a quarter of the projected need. “All of us — countries and institutions — must do more to support Africa to cope with the next phase, which is building a recovery from this crisis,” Georgieva said. The Washington-based crisis lender estimates Africa will see its GDP contract 2.5 percent in 2020, one of the worst downturns the continent has ever seen. And while recovery will begin next year, pre-crisis levels of growth won’t be reached until 2022. With private sector financing limited, the IMF projects a funding gap of $44 billion for this year alone, and 43 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty on the continent, wiping out five years of progress in poverty reduction. The IMF has significantly increased its financial assistance to the continent, providing about $26 billion to more than 40 countries this year, while the World Bank has provided around $21.9 billion in loans. African countries have more than a million cases of Covid-19 with 23,000 deaths, the IMF said......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020