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Maurice Claudio Luis Ruiz de Luzuriaga Gallaga, 76 My love affair with Peque’s films

When direk Peque Gallaga breathed his last on May 7 in a Bacolod hospital, I felt a big part of my love for cinema ended with him as well......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesMay 12th, 2020Related News

Life-saving immunization must continue amid COVID-19 crisis — vaccine expert

Dr. Lulu Bravo, Philippine Foundation for Vaccination executive director, stressed that life-saving health interventions such as vaccination should be safeguarded for continuity during the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 6th, 2020Related News

[OPINION] Business unusual: When the business community responds to a virus

In the novel The Plague by Albert Camus, there is an eccentric and mysterious character who goes by the name of Cottard. Unlike most people, this man welcomed the coming of the plague and lamented its end, since he was engaged in the illicit ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 30th, 2020Related News

Government during plagues

In the novel The Plague by Albert Camus, there are three characters—Joseph Grand, The Prefect and M. Othon—who represent how government officials respond to pestilence. In this coronavirus pandemic, their responses are mirrored by today’s officials......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMar 24th, 2020Related News

6 mangingisda sa Muntinlupa, dinakip ng PCG task force vs. COVID-19

Manila, Philippines – Inaresto ng Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Task Force Laban COVID-19 ang anim na mangingisda mula sa ibat-ibang barangay sa Muntinlupa sa katubigan ng Barangay Sucat, Sabado ng umaga. Ayon sa PCG naaktuhan ang mga sina Gregorio Magalona at Dexter Mondido ng Barangay Cupang; Claudio Arine ng Barangay Pasig; at sila Bernando Picones, […] The post 6 mangingisda sa Muntinlupa, dinakip ng PCG task force vs. COVID-19 appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleMar 21st, 2020Related News

Faith, doubt and love during plagues

A central character in the novel The Plague by Albert Camus is Father Paneloux, a learned and militant Jesuit, an expert on the thought of Saint Augustine, and representing what Christian doctrine can offer in times of pestilence. From his story, as Camus tells it, there are lessons that today’s pastors and churches should heed......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMar 21st, 2020Related News

P60 alcohol, binebenta ng P300: Swapang na negosyante huli sa overpriced med supplies

Ilagan, Isabela – Huli sa isinagawang entrapment operation ng pinagsanib na pwersa ng Criminal Investigation Detection Group o CIDG– Isabela at Department of Trade and Industry o DTI-Isabela sa isang negosyante matapos matuklasan na nagbebenta ng over priced medical supplies sa lungsod ng Ilagan.   Nakilala ang suspek na si Michael Bravo, 24-anyos at residente […] The post P60 alcohol, binebenta ng P300: Swapang na negosyante huli sa overpriced med supplies appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsMar 20th, 2020Related News

From Cellar-Dweller to Contender: Basilan s phenomenal rise in the MPBL

Coming off a rough 2018-19 MPBL Datu Cup campaign, Basilan Steel-Jumbo Plastic has no way to go but up, with the help of Phenom Sports, its new management team. Phenom, led by Jax Chua, took over Basilan late last season when the Steel have already spiraled down to the bottom of the MPBL and finished the tournament tied with Rizal for the last spot of the Southern division behind a dismal 7-18 win-loss record. From there, Phenom rebuilt the team, starting with the coaching staff that has what it takes to maneuver a losing team to a victorious one. “Coming in, ‘yung outlook naming sa team, we want to bring a winning culture ditto sa Basilan. We took the challenge kahit alam naming cellar-dweller noong Datu Cup,” said Chua, who also serves as the general manager of the Steel. Coach Jerson Cabiltes took the helm for Basilan, alongside deputies Noy Catalan, Florian Pineda, Arnold Oliveros, Jinino Manansala, Joseph Guion, Migs Montero, and Dands Javier. Then came the task to build a team that exhibits the same qualities of the Basileños: determined, full of perseverance, hardworking, and has something to prove. Phenom, who also ventured into player management aside from sportswear-making, then made the moves to improve Basilan’s lineup by taking players who are no big names but can contribute in a variety of ways. “To have a winning team, not necessary naman to get big name players. Ang hinanap namin ay mga hardworking players who will buy into the system at magsa-sacrifice talaga,” Chua said. The management retained veteran Dennis Daa for his leadership while activating Cris Dumapis, who has emerged as a reliable force in the paint. They then acquired the services of shifty playmaker Hesed Gabo and sharpshooting big man Jay Collado from Quezon City, marksman Jhapz Bautista from Makati, high-leaping Bobby Balucanag and Shaq Alanas from Pasay, sparkplug Gab Dagangon from Bataan, and Michole Sorela from Navotas. They also signed PBA veterans Jonathan Uyloan and Anthony Bringas alongside Irven Palencia, an integral cog for St. Clare in NAASCU, who is also managed by Phenom. Philip Manalang, Mark Trinidad, Ar Raouf Jilkipli, Junjie Hallare, Darwin Lunor, Jett Vidal, Melgar Murillo, Harold Ng, and Reiner Bazan completed the lineup of Basilan. The Turnaround When the Chooks-to-Go MPBL Lakan Cup opened, the retooled Basilan started on the right foot with two straight wins against Bicol and Pampanga. But when the adrenaline ran out, the Jumbo Plastic-backed squad saw its win-loss standing at 9-8 midway through the season. Then Basilan scorched the league in its remaining 13 games, tallying 11 victories while only losing two matches. The main reason for the brilliant playoff push? The arrival of Phenom-managed collegiate talents in Allyn Bulanadi, NCAA Season 95 leading scorer and San Sebastian College-Recoletos superstar, and Philip Manalang, lead floor general of University of the East. Bulanadi, a 6-foot-3 up-and-coming star, played in the Steel’s last seven games in the elimination round on an impressive 21.71 points on 46 percent clip and 4.5 rebounds averages. Meanwhile, Manalang is a sparkplug off the bench who brings the tenacity on the defense all while contributing on the other end in various ways. Basilan entered the playoffs with a 20-10 record, good for the third spot in the tough Southern division just behind top seed Davao Occidental and second-ranked Bacoor. “Our main goal was to for a competitive team and we want to redefine Basilan through basketball. In this way, I think we have garnered so many fans and inspired yung buong Basilan province that’s why I think we have already succeeded in redefining Basilan,” Chua said. But the grind did not stop for the Steel as they marched into the postseason with the whole Basilan province rallying behind their backs. In the quarterfinals, Basilan swept Iloilo advancing into the semifinals, with a daunting task of beating second seed powerhouse Bacoor City. The Steel survived a grueling three-game series against the Strikers, coming up on top despite having home-court disadvantage for Games Two and Three. In the division finals, Basilan faced the toughest team in the South, the Davao Occidental Tigers. But Basilan showed, again and again, its heart, escaping Game One with a 74-72 victory at the Davao Sports and Tourism Complex in Tagum City. And with a shot to glory and barging into the National Finals, Basilan looked to become South kings in front of their huge following at Lamitan City Gym in Game Two, but the Tigers have other plans, spoiling Basilan’s home court and surviving with an 81-76 win. Game Three was supposed to happen last March 14, but MPBL decided to suspend the Division Finals due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “Nandito na rin kami eh, we are not here to participate lang. Given the chance and we will gladly take it. We will go all out to bring more pride to the Basileños and to repay the trust na binigay sa amin ng leaders ng Basilan especially Congressman Mujiv Hataman, Mayor Julz Hataman Governor Jim Hataman Salliman and Councilor Hegem Furigay,” added Chua. Will Basilan Steel continue their astounding playoff run to the National Finals or will Davao Occidental retain its crown in the South? No matter what, Basilan has already won the hearts of the Basileños and the whole MPBL fanbase with its tremendous turnaround from a lowly team in Datu Cup to a powerhouse in the Chooks-to-Go MPBL Lakan Season. More than Basketball But “Redefining Basilan” is more than basketball. Phenom Sports not only wanted to turn around people’s perception of Basilan the basketball team but give Basilan the province the appreciation it deserves. Basilan has been a hotbed of misconceptions due to the armed conflicts that happened there, but those were the days and the province has moved on. “Right from the start na nakapunta ako sa Basilan, sobrang iba nito kasi akala natin magulo ang Basilan, ang mga tao iba ang ugali pero hindi. Basilan has been enjoying a long peace na. For more than 15 years now under the leadership ng mga Hataman, naging maayos, naging focused sila sa peace and progress,” Chua on Basilan province. And basketball has played a huge part in giving the young Basileños a dream to hold on. “Yung mga kabataan, nabibigyan ng chance na mangarap na maging katulad ng idols nila,” said Chua. “They want to be the next Allyn Bulanadi, the next Hesed Gabo, the next Irven Palencia. This is what basketball is giving to the Basilan people.” The Steel has built a cult following in Basilan and it is the best feeling a player could feel. “Paglapag pa lang ng pier, everybody knows the players. They follow them like rockstars, like celebrities. They send food to the hotels, they watch our practices. Ganoon kamahal ng Basilan yung mga players nila. They saw a hardworking team who really represents Basilan’s culture - the determination, the perseverance and the hard work of the Basileños,” Chua concluded. But how did Basilan Steel get popular in the province? Meet the team behind Phenom Sports. Phenom is all-in in redefining Basilan and that’s why they have a team to do so. They have photographers in Marl Castro, Thel Suliva, and Michael Ordoñez who captured in-game pictures and the team’s interaction with the fans. Rion Balin and Jeff Palaganas are the videographers who make the video highlights of the Basilan players for the fans. Juls Claudio and Dands Javier are graphic artists who create the posters and other publication materials to be posted on the team’s social media accounts. The latter also serves as the marketing man of Phenom. Emma Bueno and Joseph Guion complete the team as coordinator and director, respectively. In a span of just a year, Phenom Sports has reached its goal of redefining Basilan, turning it to #BasilanRedefined......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 19th, 2020Related News

Lessons from Camus& rsquo; The Plague

The COVID-19 pandemic, as in all crises, brings out the best and worst of humanity. There is heroism and perfidy, complacency as well as discontent and cynicism; despair, anger, and fatalism......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMar 17th, 2020Related News

EMB office closed to public on March 17 and 18

CEBU CITY- Those who plan to visit the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Central Visayas office today will have to reschedule.  This as the EMB regional office announced it will be closed to the public for two days starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. In a post on its Facebook page, EMB-7 regional director Lormelyn Claudio said […] The post EMB office closed to public on March 17 and 18 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMar 17th, 2020Related News

Remembering Paris and Albert Camus

Last week, my German translator, Markus Ruckstuhl, introduced me to French expats, Ron Mage, Roger Ferrari, Olivier Motte, and their Filipina wives......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 17th, 2020Related News

Conti’s celebrates 22nd Anniversary with Punlaan School

Unlimited servings of Mango Bravo. Baked Salmon at half the price. Buy 1 take 1 Chicken Pie. These to-die-for deals would surely have customers lining up outside Conti’s Bakeshop & Restaurants, an ideal thing to do to create buzz in celebration of its 22nd year. But instead of drawing crowds, Conti’s opted to do something […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsFeb 11th, 2020Related News

How to live a Christian life according to Bishop Mylo

Pasig City residents are very fortunate to have Bishop Mylo Hubert Claudio Vergara as Bishop of the Diocese of Pasig. Personally, I always look forward to his homilies, which, most of the time, are answers to my prayers......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 3rd, 2020Related News

LOOK: Fire hits Pandacan warehouse, damages Skyway Stage 3

MANILA, Philippines – (5th UPDATE) Fire hit a warehouse in a plastics plant in Pandacan, Manila, on Saturday, February 1. The Manila Public Information Office identified the warehouse, located in Tomas Claudio Street, as a plastics plant of the San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corporation. The fire started in the warehouse past ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 1st, 2020Related News

Fire hits plastic plant in Pandacan

A fire broke out at a plastic factory in Pandacan, Manila on Saturday morning. The Manila Public Information office said that the fire currently engulfing a plastic plant under San Miguel Corporation on Tomas Claudio Street, has already reached Task Force Bravo around 11:07 a.m. The Bureau of Fire Protection said that the blaze started […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsFeb 1st, 2020Related News

Bravo, Casugod tumawid ng bakod

DALAWANG power middle hitter ang inaasahang magpapatikas sa Marinerang Pilipina Lady Skippers sa darating na Philippine SuperLiga Grand Prix Conference ngayong Pebrero......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsJan 15th, 2020Related News

Nickel industry roadmap completed this year

Bravo said they will continuously seek sustainable mining policies so that the industry is developed in full and contribute to the economy. The post Nickel industry roadmap completed this year appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJan 6th, 2020Related News

2 sugatan, 600 pamilya apektado ng sunog sa Bagong Taon sa Maynila

TINATAYANG 600 pamilya ang apektado ng sunog matapos itong sumiklab sa isang residential area sa Sta. Ana, Maynil ilang oras lamang pagkatapos ng pagsalubong sa Bagong Taon. Base sa on-scene spot report mula sa city fire department, sinabi nito na nagsimula ang sunog ganap na alas-3:50 ng umaga. Itinaas ang Task Force Bravo ganap na alas-5:20 […] The post 2 sugatan, 600 pamilya apektado ng sunog sa Bagong Taon sa Maynila appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJan 1st, 2020Related News

Kumander Bravo calls for lasting peace in Mindanao

ILIGAN CITY, Dec. 29 - Abdullah Macapaar, also known as "Kumander Bravo," the MILF leader who used to lead attacks in Lanao del Norte including Kauswagan town, and now a Member of Parliament in the.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJan 1st, 2020Related News

Sunog sa Sta. Ana, Manila, hinihinalang dahil sa mga paputok – BFP

Manila, Philippines – Sinabi ng Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) na posibleng dahil sa paputok ang sumiklab na sunog sa Sta. Ana, Manila sa pagsapit ng Bagong Taon. Nasunog ang nasa 160 kabahayan sa apoy na itinaas sa Task Force Bravo kung saan 300 pamilya ang tinatayang naapektuhan. Ayon sa ulat, dalawa ang sugatan at […] The post Sunog sa Sta. Ana, Manila, hinihinalang dahil sa mga paputok – BFP appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsJan 1st, 2020Related News