Son of the living God

  Gospel: MT 16:13-19 * WHEN Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJun 28th, 2020Related News

Paragua rules Pichay Cup

United States-based Grandmaster (GM) Mark Paragua outdueled many-time national champion GM Joey Antonio  to win the Cong. Pichay Birthday Cup Battle of the Grandmasters online rapid chess knockout tournament Sunday. Paragua and Antonio arranged the title showdown by whipping GM Oliver Barbosa and GM John Paul Gomez, respectively in the semifinals. To reach the semis, […] The post Paragua rules Pichay Cup appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJun 28th, 2020Related News

Agrarian reform beneficiaries warned vs selling land titles

Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones has warned agrarian reform beneficiaries against selling land titles awarded to them under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 28th, 2020Related News

Nike announces layoffs after COVID-19 losses

According to Complex, Nike CEO John Donahoe sent a company-wide email on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) saying that the brand will soon be "forced to make some difficult choices"......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 26th, 2020Related News

Judge Montesa did right

The conviction for cyberlibel of Maria Ressa and Reynaldo Santos, Jr. by Manila RTC Judge Rainelda H. Estacio-Montesa has created such a storm to the point that the judge, a product of St. Scholastica's College, has become the target of vilification by no less than a former school president and perennial whiner, Sister Mary John Mananzan. That Mananzan had to go to the extent of saying "It's good Ressa was also a Scholastican" or words to that effect in an effort to shame Judge Montesa just shows how petty and ridiculous her arguments had become. .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJun 26th, 2020Related News

Woman drowns as she tries to celebrate St. John the Baptist feast by baptism reenactment

ILIGAN CITY—A woman who took a dip in the sea to celebrate the feast of St. John the Baptist here on Wednesday (June 24) drowned, according to police. Capt. Felix Rabago Jr., chief of police station 2, identified the drowning victim as Marjie Daumar Musico, 44, a housekeeper. Rabago, citing the account of Musico’s 17-year-old […] The post Woman drowns as she tries to celebrate St. John the Baptist feast by baptism reenactment appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 26th, 2020Related News

Mickelson added to field in a US Open without qualifying

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer The USGA is leaning a little more on the world ranking and a lot more on tournament results over the next two months to fill the 144-man field for a U.S. Open that will be without open qualifying for the first time in nearly a century. The exemption categories announced Thursday include a spot for Phil Mickelson. A runner-up six times in the only major Lefty hasn’t won, the most devastating was in 2006 at Winged Foot, just north of New York City, where the U.S. Open is set to return Sept. 17-20. The COVID-19 pandemic that forced the U.S. Open to move from June also cost the championship its identity of being open to all. Open qualifying wasn’t possible for two stages at nearly 120 courses across the country and into Canada, England and Japan. The idea was to create a field that reflected a typical U.S. Open — the elite and the aspiring, from every continent in golf, pros and amateurs. And while it won’t be 36 holes of qualifying, it still comes down to playing well. “We are excited that players will still have an opportunity to earn a place in the field,” said John Bodenhamer, senior managing director of USGA championships. The top 70 from the world ranking on March 15 are exempt. Along with increasing that category by 10 spots, the USGA chose to use the last ranking before it was frozen during the shutdown in golf worldwide. That helps European Tour players, such as Eddie Pepperell and Robert MacIntyre, who are not able to play until July 9 — a month after the PGA Tour resumed with strong fields and big ranking points. That also momentarily leaves out Daniel Berger, who went from outside the top 100 to No. 31 with his victory against a stacked field at Colonial. But the USGA will use the Aug. 23 ranking — after the first FedEx Cup playoff event — as its reserve list, and about seven spots are expected to come from there. Mickelson was No. 61 when the ranking was frozen, and now is at No. 66. Mickelson, outspoken about the USGA and how it sets up U.S. Open courses, said in February that he would not ask for a special exemption if he was not otherwise eligible. With his five majors and Hall of Fame career — not to mention his legacy of silver medals in the U.S. Open — Mickelson likely would have received at least one exemption. Now he won't have to worry about that. In 2006, Mickelson had a one-shot lead playing the 18th hole when he drove wildly to the left and tried to hit 3-iron over a tree. He hit the tree, hit into a plugged lie in the bunker and made double bogey to finish one shot behind Geoff Ogilvy. Bodenhamer said the 36-hole qualifier in England typically is the strongest, along with one in Ohio after the Memorial. Thus, 10 spots will be awarded to the leading 10 players (not already eligible) from a separate points list of the opening five tournaments on the European Tour’s U.K. swing when its schedule resumes. The Korn Ferry Tour also gets 10 spots — five from this season’s points list through the Portland Open, and then a special points list of three events that typically comprise the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. The leading five players from that list also get into Winged Foot. “We’ve got a pretty good mix of players,” Bodenhamer said. “Looking at the data, looking back at what the fields have been the last five years, there was a lot of Korn Ferry representation. We wanted to create pathways and allow those categories to earn their way in.” That held true for the amateurs. The U.S. Open already has six amateurs who earned spots by winning the U.S. Amateur or British Amateur, for example. The USGA also will take the leading seven amateurs available from the world amateur ranking on Aug. 19. The rest of the field is similar to what the British Open has done with its International Finals Qualifying for the PGA Tour. Two spots from the top 10 will earn exemptions from the Memorial, 3M Open, Barracuda Championship, FedEx St. Jude Invitational and Wyndham Championship. Three spots will be available from the PGA Championship. And for the international presence, two spots will be given to the leader money winner in the most recent season on the Sunshine Tour in South Africa, the Asian Tour, the PGA Tour of Australasia and the Japan Golf Tour, which gets two spots. “We think this is the best path forward,” Bodenhamer said......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 25th, 2020Related News

John Lloyd may panawagan sa mga Cebuano para labanan ang COVID-19: No more excuses! 

  NANAWAGAN si John Lloyd Cruz sa madlang pipol, lalo na sa mga Cebuano na patuloy na sundin ang health protocols sa paglaban sa COVID-19 pandemic. Isa si Lloydie sa mga celebrities na nababahala sa patuloy na pagtaas ng COVID cases sa Cebu na nananatiling nasa ilalim ng enhanched community quarantine. Base sa ulat, as […] The post John Lloyd may panawagan sa mga Cebuano para labanan ang COVID-19: No more excuses!  appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 24th, 2020Related News

I Ressa my case

The recent conviction of Rappler’s Maria Ressa for cyber-libel has upset the usual suspects. But even from the likes of them, it was a really low blow for St. Scholastica’s resident NDF-in-chief Sister Mary John to scold the lady judge behind the verdict as being unworthy of her diploma from that school......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJun 23rd, 2020Related News

Seoul: Bolton’s Trump-Kim narrative ‘distorted’

South Korea’s presidential office on Monday accused former US national security advisor John Bolton of distorting facts and jeopardizing future negotiations with his scathing account of Donald Trump’s North Korea summit strategy. Bolton’s forthcoming memoir “The Room Where it Happened” takes both Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in to task for their handling of […] The post Seoul: Bolton’s Trump-Kim narrative ‘distorted’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJun 22nd, 2020Related News

Noose found in stall of Bubba Wallace at Alabama NASCAR race

By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR said late Sunday that a noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace at the NASCAR race in Talladega. Wallace is the only full-time Black driver in NASCAR’s elite Cup Series. Two weeks ago, he successfully pushed for NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag at its tracks and properties. NASCAR said it has launched an immediate investigation into the noose. The series says it was “outraged” and said there is no place for racism in NASCAR. On Twitter, Wallace said the “the despicable act of racism and hatred leaves me incredibly saddened and serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society and ow persistent we must be in the fight against racism.” “As my mother told me today, ‘They are just trying to scare you,'” he wrote. " This will not break me, I will not give in nor will I back down. I will continue to proudly stand for what I believe in. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP's previous story is below It cost $40 to get into Talladega Superspeedway if you were one of 5,000 people to purchase a ticket and live within 150 miles of the NASCAR staple. But to get to the seat in Row 26A, Seat 12W, you first likely passed dozens of people outside the track proudly displaying Confederate flags, some flying them from pickup trucks. Look up, and you might spot a plane pulling a banner of the Southern symbol, now banned from being displayed inside race tracks, with the words “Defund NASCAR” The Confederate flags that once flew openly around the infield and stands are still for sale across the street. NASCAR hasn't disclosed how it will handle fans flying flags. With the most fans allowed into a NASCAR race during the Coronavirus pandemic it put the spotlight on the Confederate flag ban. There weren't any immediate reports of how many, if any, flags were confiscated or taken down at the venue. NASCAR two weeks ago said it would ban the Confederate flag at its tracks and venues following a call from Bubba Wallace, the series’ only full-time Black driver in the Cup Series. The ban was not tested last week at a track near Miami, where 1,000 military members attended the race. This weekend was seen as a much bigger challenge in the heart of the South with up to 5,000 fans allowed in and a relatively small number of RVs cleared to camp nearby. The ban drew informal protests Saturday and Sunday alike, with cars and pickup trucks driving along nearby roads flying the flag and parading past the entrance to the superspeedway, along with the plane. NASCAR did not acknowledged the plane or its banner, though executive Steve O’Donnell Tweeted a picture of black and white hands shaking: “You won’t see a photo of a jackass flying a flag over the track here...but you will see this...Hope EVERYONE enjoys the race today.” Rapper Ice Cube even tweeted about the plane saying, “(Expletive) him NASCAR, you got new fans in this household.” The race was pushed back to Monday afternoon because of heavy rain and lightning. But before the rain came, the scene was a dramatic departure from the Talladega norm. “It’s weird. It’s eerie,” said David Radvansky, 32, from suburban Atlanta, who brought his wife and boys, 3 and 6. Radvansky, who started coming to Talladega in the 1990s when his father parked cars at races, applauded NASCAR’s decision to ban the Confederate flags. “I don’t think there’s a place for it in NASCAR, to be honest with you,” the 32-year-old said. “That doesn’t sit well with all the good ole boys but it is what it is.” Fans had to go through screening and wear masks to get in for the race, though a few were walking around inside without theirs on. But lines seemed to flow quickly and the sun was shining until about an hour before the race, when rain and lightning started. Bathrooms had arrows directing patrons which way to enter or exit, and attendants lined the way holding signs urging them to “please wear your masks.” Directly across from the track, Ed Sugg’s merchandise tent flew Confederate flags prominently in a display alongside Trump for 2020 banners and an American flag. “They’re doing very well,” said the Helena, Alabama resident, who has been selling an array of wares at NASCAR races for 21 years. “People are disappointed that NASCAR has taken that stance. It’s been around for as long as all of us have been. I don’t think anybody really connects it to any kind of racism or anything. It’s just a Southern thing. It’s transparent. It’s just a heritage thing.” Longtime racing fan Faron Elam, meanwhile, wasn’t thrilled by the fan restrictions and more minimal atmosphere. “This ain’t racing,” said Elam, a 50-year-old from Cottondale, Alabama. “This is nothing like it used to be. You used to come up here and have fun, go to all the souvenir trucks, everything. “You’ve got two out front now. That’s all you’ve got and if you don’t like who’s in it, then you don’t get anything.” Then again, it was to provide the key element for the fan of everything from dirt track to drag racing. “Just anything with speed,” Elam said......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 22nd, 2020Related News

U.S. judge allows Bolton book

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A US judge refused Saturday to block the release of a tell-all book in which President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor describes him as corrupt and incompetent. With John Bolton’s book already widely shipped to stores for sale next week, Judge Royce Lamberth wrote that it is too late […] The post U.S. judge allows Bolton book appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJun 21st, 2020Related News

Bob Dylan releases new album

NEW YORK, United States — US folk and rock legend Bob Dylan released his first album of original songs in eight years on Friday with the ten-track “Rough and Rowdy Ways.” Dylan’s 39th studio album, which comes 58 years after his first, features a 17-minute ballad about the assassination of John F Kennedy, as well as a tribute […] The post Bob Dylan releases new album appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJun 20th, 2020Related News

Trump chummy with Xi

WASHINGTON (AFP) — Donald Trump pleaded with China’s leader Xi Jinping for help to win reelection in 2020, the US president’s former national security advisor John Bolton writes in an explosive new behind-the-scenes book, according to excerpts published Wednesday. In a blistering critique which the White House has sued to block, Bolton alleges that Trump’s […] The post Trump chummy with Xi appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJun 19th, 2020Related News

Obiena healthy, injury-free and on track to Olympics

There’s no need for pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena to worry about a discomfort that he is feeling during training......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsJun 18th, 2020Related News

PSC vows full support to Team PHI all the way to Tokyo Olympics

Aspiring and Olympic-bound athletes will continue to receive support from the Philippine Sports Commission despite the agency’s belt-tightening measures brought about by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Philippines already has four qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which has been pushed back to next year, in pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena, male artistic gymnast Carlos Edriel Yulo, national boxers Eumir Felix Marcial and Irish Magno before the lockdown. The PSC board has assured that the agency will support them for as long as they can, explaining that the investment of both the government and the athletes into their Olympic dream cannot be set aside just that easily. This the PSC assures the athletes despite around P1.3 billion of its funds redirected back to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to fund the country’s COVID-19 fight. By virtue of Republic Act 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, P596 million, and P773 million were realigned by the DBM from the sports agency’s National Sports Development Fund and the fund from the General Appropriations Act (GAA), respectively. Even with this unexpected development, the PSC will keep true to its promise to support the Filipino athletes Olympic bid. In fact, PSC Chairman William Ramirez is hoping to send more athletes to represent the country in the prestigious multi-sport event. “We will not waiver in our quest to fulfill the country’s Olympic dream and we are very hopeful that more athletes will be able to qualify once the situation gets better,” shared Ramirez. The sports agency is banking its hopes on 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz of weightlifting, four-time SEA Games champion Kiyomi Watanabe of judo, 2019 SEAG double-gold medal winner Margielyn Didal of skateboarding, multi-titled jin Pauline Lopez of taekwondo, and Junna Tsukii of karatedo among others. The budget cut has forced the sports agency to take belt-tightening measures in recent weeks, to be able to cover all commitments. “It’s a tough situation but we understand the priorities of the national government. We will do what we can to continue the support we give to our athletes especially those vying for an Olympic slot,” added Ramirez. Aside from financial support, the PSC also continues to provide online sports psychology consultations, virtual training sessions, nutrition, physiology, and conditioning webinars to athletes and coaches through PSC’s Medical Scientific Athletic Services (MSAS) and the Philippine Sports Institute (PSI)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 18th, 2020Related News

Trump asked China s Xi for re-election help, claims Bolton

Donald Trump pleaded with China's leader Xi Jinping for help to win re-election in 2020, the US president's former national security advisor John Bolton writes in an explosive new behind-the-scenes book, according to excerpts published Wednesday......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJun 18th, 2020Related News

6 huli sa P1M shabu

NAARESTO ng Quezon City Police District ang anim katao at nakumpiska ang mahigit P1 milyong halaga ng shabu sa Parañaque City. Kinilala ang mga suspek na sina LA Belga, 26, ng Tondo, Manila, Thaya Ambalgan, 40, at Asmah Angking, 20, mga taga-Taguig City, John Paulo Belarmino, 30, at Jayson De Guzman, 34, ng La Loma, […] The post 6 huli sa P1M shabu appeared first on Bandera......»»

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

Artist from Dalaguete, Cebu showcases talent using wood coal

MOALBOAL, CEBU — No charcoal pencil? No worries! An art enthusiast from Dalaguete town in southern Cebu made a portrait of actress Liza Soberano using wood coal. John Isidore Gargar said it took him seven hours to finish Soberano’s portrait which he did on May 27, 2020. He used a pencil, pieces of charcoal, cotton […] The post Artist from Dalaguete, Cebu showcases talent using wood coal appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 16th, 2020Related News

Former lawmaker appointed TESDA deputy chief

President Duterte has appointed former party-list congressman John Bertiz III, who used to represent the interests of the country’s 10 million overseas Filipino workers, as deputy director-general of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 16th, 2020Related News