Duterte to Muslims on Eid al-Fitr: ‘May you be living examples of what is best in Islamic faith’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte joined Muslims on Sunday in their celebration of Eid al-Fitr or “Breaking of the Fast”, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. “In the name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, may the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you all on the occasion of […].....»»

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Muslim Filipinos Urged: Keep Praising Allah While Facing Covid-19

Top officials from Malacañang urged Muslim Filipinos to keep their faith as they celebrate Eid’l Fitr or Festival of Breaking the Fast amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. In a statement on Sunday, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar acknowledged the challenge that comes after the month-long Ramadan fasting, but reminded the Muslim community to […].....»»

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Jollibee allots P7B for business transformation

Listed Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) is looking to spend P7 billion to implement changes in its global business structure. In a disclosure on Friday, the fast food giant said the amount would be used in the rationalization of its nonperforming stores, store network, supply chain facilities and management, and support group structure. The expense provision […].....»»

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Rice farmers to receive seed, fertilizer subsidy

KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, May 22 (PIA) - SOCCSKSARGEN Region's Department of Agriculture (DA 12) is fast-tracking the distribution of free seeds and fertilizers to rice growers in time for th.....»»

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Jollibee spending P7b to shake up business structure

Jollibee Foods Corp., the biggest fast-food chain, will spend P7 billion to re-organize its global business structure in response to the changing consumer behavior caused by the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic......»»

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Jollibee magsasara ng luging branch

Ramdam na ng fast food giant na Jollibee Foods Corporation ang epekto ng mahabang lockdown dahil sa COVID pandemic......»»

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Jollibee readies P7-B digital boost to prop up delivery services

Due to lingering virus threat, the homegrown fast-food giant does not see a return to normal dine-in situations anytime soon......»»

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WHAT IF… Back-to-back MVP Allwell Oraeme stayed in Mapua

History lesson: Mapua University was a legitimate championship contender for two years in NCAA Men's Basketball. In the time when the Grand Old League was as star-studded as it had been in recent history, there were the Cardinals who had one surefire superstar in Allwell Oraeme. Oraeme, a towering talent from Nigeria, then had several perfect pieces in his orbit as the likes of three-point threats Exi Biteng, CJ Isit, Darrell Menina, and JP Nieles spread out defenses for him to be able to make a living in the paint. Behind averages of 16.3 points, 20.3 rebounds, and 2.9 blocks, the then first-year player bested the likes of Art Dela Cruz of San Beda University, Bright Akhuetie and Scottie Thompson of University of Perpetual Help, and Jiovani Jalalon of Arellano University to convincingly claim the MVP award in Season 91.  Next year, he then normed 15.8 markers, 19.8 boards, and 2.3 rejections to get the better of big names such as Emilio Aguinaldo College's Hamadou Laminou and San Beda's Donald Tankoua as well as Akhuetie and Jalalon once more for another top individual player trophy. In those two seasons, Oraeme posted per game counts of 16.0 points, 20.5 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks - unfortunately, he could not push Mapua to the Finals as they fell to Season 91 champion Colegio de San Juan de Letran and then Season 92 runner-up Arellano in the Final Four. Still, with just two go-rounds under his belt, the then 20-year-old had three more seasons to play in red and gold. However, that wasn't meant to be. As ex-Cardinals head coach Atoy Co put it then, "Wala nang Oraeme. Nagpaalam siya at ang katwiran ay hindi na raw siya masaya sa Mapua kaya uuwi na lang daw siya sa Nigeria." Whispers were heard that some schools, including ones from the UAAP, were wooing him over to their side. Ultimately, though, the back-to-back MVP was never seen in action and never heard from again. In the years since, Coach Atoy could only lament what could have been for the Intramuros-based squad. Indeed, what could have been if, and only if, Oraeme decided to build on back-to-back MVP campaigns still in Mapua? If that would have been true, he would have seen action in a tournament that, pretty much, had a new look. Gone were Akhuetie, Dela Cruz, Jalalon, and Thompson and taking their places were Robert Bolick and Javee Mocon from San Beda, Prince Eze from Perpetual, and CJ Perez from Lyceum of the Philippines University. In NCAA 93, LPU memorably swept the elimination round to not only punch its first-ever playoff ticket, but its breakthrough Finals appearance as well. As the Pirates had all the answers for Perpetual's Eze, EAC's Laminou, and San Beda's Tankoua, it would not be farfetched that they also would have been able to take care of business against the Nigerian and his Cardinals. The other three playoff berths that year went to San Beda, Jose Rizal University, and San Sebastian College-Recoletos. Safe to say, only San Beda was the sure thing and Mapua, on the back of Oraeme, would have been able to replace the Golden Stags. Come the stepladder, Oraeme would turn in his best postseason performance yet and carry his team over the Heavy Bombers and to the next step in the ladder. Opposite the Red Lions, however, Bolick and Mocon would be much too much and stamp their class on the upstarts en route to upsetting LPU in the Finals. And so, Mapua falls short of the championship round anew. Still, finally having tasted a playoff win, Oraeme comes back for his fourth season, hungrier than ever and reclaims the MVP that Perez won the year before. NCAA 94 featured, more or less, the same cast of characters and so we fast forward to the Final Four where the Cardinals would be the fourth-seed behind top-seed San Beda, second-seed LPU, and three-seed Letran. Unfortunately, their Final Four opponent are the Red Lions, only this time, with Bolick and Mocon determined to close their collegiate careers with a big bang. Oraeme and his three-point threats would still be no match for that and they bow out yet again. The three-time MVP would then think hard about staying, but eventually ends up forgoing his fifth and final season to take his talents overseas. He wouldn't have known that NCAA 95 was actually his best shot, and the other's best shot, at a title as San Beda was to be a very, very young team led into battle by James Canlas, Evan Nelle, and Calvin Oftana. Still, Oraema would be showcasing his skills in Korea and in Europre, ala two-time UAAP MVP Ben Mbala. And as for Mapua, they still switch to Randy Alcantara for Season 95 who wastes no time enforcing a modern game plan that would lead to continued contention. In the end, the Cardinals would still be unable to hoist their first championship since 1992. However, they would still have a four-year run of legitimate title chances - led by a three-time MVP who may very well go down as the NCAA's greatest of all time. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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How To Get A Talent Manager

The world of entertainment is fast phased and continuously evolving. When you asked me how to get a talent manager, I would directly assume, without hesitation, that you are an actor appearing in TV shows or movies. These days, that is not the case. Talent Manager expands its scope to all types of talent and […] The post How To Get A Talent Manager appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

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Eaglet teammates always knew Kai Sotto was going to take flight in US

Dave Ildefonso is the first and foremost reason Kai Sotto is where he is today. "Well, yung dream ko lang naman ever since for Kai is maging kasing galing niya ako," Ildefonso said in the Ateneo de Manila High School online reunion organized by Hoops Coaches International last Friday. "Yun ang sinasabi ko sa kanya lagi dati pa eh - na tingnan lang ako paano ako maglaro para ready na siya pagpunta ng NBA." Of course, the former National University star-turned-Ateneo returnee was only ribbing his teammate of two seasons and good friend of many years. "All kidding aside, ever since rookie year niya, I saw him improve," he said. "I called it right then and there. Sabi ko, 'Sobrang kaya niya talaga. He is our chance.'" Indeed, the 7-foot-2, now-18-year-old has just proven that "kaya niya" as he sets out to be the first full-blooded Filipino to play in the G League. "This is just a small thing and now, the question is, can he dominate," Ildefonso said. He then continued, "Given his work ethic and his God-given talent, it is doable." SJ Belangel, Sotto's court general for his first two years as a Blue Eaglet, only shared the same sentiment. "Knowing yung struggles niyo from dito to doon sa States, happy ako for him. One thing about him is he learns really fast and that will only help him," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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New normal seen to boost gig economy

The country will see fast growth in the so-called “gig economy,” which could generate more jobs in the online or digital sector even after nationwide quarantines are lifted or at least until a vaccine is found for coronavirus disease 2019, Sen. Sonny Angara said yesterday......»»

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Moving On To The New Normal

“We are ‘business as usual,’” these were the words uttered by my former boss when we started the work from home set up on the 2nd week of March, while the rest of the country was on community quarantine. March was also my last time to be part of the sales division of our multinational company as the company moved me to another department. As the weeks progressed, the stringent lockdown meant that the business could not go as usual. A lot of companies were caught off guard on how this pandemic would hit us; even well-established companies needed to fast track learnings coming from their counterparts in China......»»

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UnionBank branches are open except in some select areas, as well as those on quarantine and local holiday.

To ensure your safety, we encourage you to bank from home – do your fund transfers, tax and bills payments, check deposits and other transactions online. If you absolutely need to, there’s a fast and easy way to deposit and withdraw using our ATMs, cash deposit machines and check deposit machines in selected branches......»»

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Top expert: Dangerous to reopen too fast

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US government’s top infectious diseases expert warned Congress Tuesday that ending lockdowns too soon could trigger fresh and uncontrollable outbreaks of COVID-19. In his first appearance on Capitol Hill in two months, Anthony Fauci delivered a cautionary message at odds with the rhetoric of President Donald Trump, who has […] The post Top expert: Dangerous to reopen too fast appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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EU reopening fast, danger in US seen

Brussels---Europe's re-opening gathered pace Wednesday after weeks of coronavirus lockdown, while America's top infectious diseases official warned of uncontrollable new outbreaks if the process happens too quickly in the US......»»

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ONE Championship: Heavyweight champ Brandon Vera all praise for challenger Arjan Bhullar

When the world finally gets back on its feet and sporting events become allowed once more, Asia-based mixed martial arts promotion ONE Championship will have a ton of must-see matchups on tap, and one of them is the ONE Heavyweight World Championship bout between reigning titleholder Brandon “The Truth” Vera and top contender Arjan “Singh” Bhullar.  (READ ALSO - Brandon Vera preparing for new kind of challenge: fatherhood) The Vera-Bhullar encounter was initially scheduled for ONE’s return to Manila on May 29th, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced ONE Championship to postpone their shows for May as well.  When the fight does finally happen, it will likely be worth the wait, especially since Bhullar could be Vera’s toughest test yet, and ‘The Truth’ himself knows it.  “I’m very excited to be fighting Arjan Bhullar and to defend our ONE Heavyweight World Title. I think he is probably the best candidate to come face me,” Vera told John Wolcott of ONE Championship.  “This guy is the real deal. I respect this guy tremendously. His wrestling is ridiculous. He comes from a school just like where I came from – huge pedigree,” he added.  The Indian-Canadian Bhullar, like Vera, made his name in the UFC, compiling an impressive 3-1 record before jumping to ONE. In his promotional debut with the Asian martial arts giant, Bhullar dominated former title contender Mauro Cerilli en route to a unanimous decision victory. Prior to becoming a 10-1 professional mixed martial artist however, Bhullar was a standout on the wrestling mats, representing Canada in the World Championships on multiple occassions, as well as on the Commonwealth Games, the Pan American Games, and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.  While Bhullar’s wrestling has been well documented, Vera says that the 33-year old also has some dangerous hands.  “This guy has amazing boxing that nobody’s talking about,” Vera noted. “This guy’s boxing is ridiculous. His head movement is crisp. He’s fast, and he likes to stay in the pocket.” The biggest weapon that Bhullar may have against the Filipino-American champion however, is the ability to go to deep rounds without fading. Good cardio is often one of the best qualities of a top-level wrestler.  “Arjan has more gas than most heavyweights, and that’s something really different about him,” Vera added. The reigning heavyweight king has yet to go the distance in his ONE career, with all four of his wins coming in the first round. “He knows how to pace himself. Most heavyweights don’t know how to pace themselves. “I’m going to have to push and test and poke in different places that he is not used to,” he continued.  With arguably his toughest test ahead of him, Vera believes that this fight could, and should end in exciting fashion.  “We’re [going to be] in a championship fight. It needs to be decided between us, not the three people watching,” he concluded......»»

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Tough lessons

When schools first suspended classes in March as a precaution against the coronavirus, the automatic perceived solution was to shift to online instruction. Physical distance was the very essence of education, and if this cannot be observed, alternatives had to be on the table – and fast......»»

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Little Richard, music icon, 87

Little Richard, whose outrageous showmanship and lightning-fast rhythms intoxicated crowds with hits like “Tutti Frutti” and “Long Tall Sally,” has died. He was 87 years old......»»

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Rice prices going up, traders say

As the summer palay harvest season draws to a close and the lean rice months are fast approaching, prices of the country’s staple grain have started to rise......»»

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