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Leila Benitez: I’m so blessed

The name Leila Benitez still rings a bell…as it should......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarJan 13th, 2018

Love Negros, UNegA merge, to field Lacson for governor

BACOLOD City – Third district Rep. Alfredo Benitez and Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson announced on Sept 23, 2018 that Love Negros (LN) Team is merging with the United Negros Alliance (UNegA) for the 2019 elections. They also announced in a press conference here that Lacson would be the common gubernatorial candidate of the two […] The post Love Negros, UNegA merge, to field Lacson for governor appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Why the Senate backed Trillanes but not De Lima vs Duterte

AT A GLANCE Senator Leila de Lima was imprisoned in February 2017. A little over a year after, opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV faces the same threat. But unlike in the case of De Lima, the Senate played a crucial role in protecting Trillanes and the institution.  The differences of treatment ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

De Lima pushes Magna Cart of the Poor bill in Senate

Detained Sen. Leila de Lima wants to guarantee the poor's fundamental rights by giving them access to government services and encouraging the private sector to invest in propoor programs. Senate Bill No. 2010, or the Magna Carta of the Poor, includes the right to adequate food, decent work, quality education, housing, and mental and physical health. 'At the gutter' "Recognizing that food, work, education, shelter and health are the foremost fundamental rights that lie at the very core of human rights and human dignity, this law aims to at least assuage the ills that hamper the rise of the members of the Philippine society who have been left helpless at the gutter for the longest...Keep on reading: De Lima pushes Magna Cart of the Poor bill in Senate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

De Lima bill seeks to regulate how donations are solicited

Senator Leila de Lima filed a measure, Senate Bill (SB) No. 2014 or the “Public Solicitation Act”, which seeks to ensure that funds raised through public solicitation are properly utilized for the intended purpose and beneficiaries. Source link link: De Lima bill seeks to regulate how donations are solicited.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Philippines aims for top-three finish in 2019 SEA Games

After a very successful stint in the 2018 Asian Games held in Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia which saw the Philippines finish 19th out of 46 participating nations, the country aims to finish at least third when the 30th South East Asian Games roll along in the archipelago next year.  In the previous edition held in Kuala Lumpur last year, the Philippines finished sixth out of 11 nations, ending the Games with a 24 golds, 33 silver and 64 bronzes in the medal count. With the country hosting for the first time since the top overall finish in Manila back in 2005, Philippine Olympic Committee President Ricky Vargas aims to replicate the successful hosting of the events 13 years prior. "I hope it all works out. To perform well. Our goal is to host well. Our goal is to be in the Top 3," Vargas said in between PBA games on Sunday.  Vargas also added that Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, who is also the SEA Games organizing committee chairman, had already presented the budget proposal to Congress for appropriation in the 2019 National Budget. With that said, all participating countries will meet again at Clark in Pampanga, which will be the center of the Games, this November to see the progress of the venues there, and possibly add an event, particularly skateboarding to the Games. "We'll surprise you in skateboard. There are two other skateboard artists we're looking at that will really play the game. So we are really blessed with skateboard."   __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

If you could talk to your younger self, what would you say?

There is no fixed formula to making it in the creative industry. Each person is different, each hustle is different---but that doesn't mean we can't learn from each other at any stage of our lives and journey. I'm in my late twenties, but I still get excited attending talks that are mostly targeted to the younger market. Heck, if there's something I should've done when I was younger, it would've been to be like a sponge around the people I look up to. So all of you are blessed because our sister titleScout Magazineis hosting another Scout Creative Talks. They gathered different people from different creative industries to share their knowledge and answer your burning questions. Firs...Keep on reading: If you could talk to your younger self, what would you say?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

De Lima wants 13 convicts disqualified as DOJ witnesses

Detained Sen. Leila de Lima has asked a Muntinlupa City court to disqualify 13 convicts as witnesses in the drug charges she is facing......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

P200-M mine project ‘rape’ of environment

DETAINED Sen. Leila de Lima on Tuesday expressed grave concern over a Chinese-funded nickel mining project in Candelaria, Zambales. News reports showed that Fujian Hengrun Investment Co. Ltd of China and Filipino firms Westchinamin Corp. and Easternreach Mining Group Inc. have agreed to put up the P200-million ferro-nickel plant. De Lima, chairman of the Senate Committee on… link: P200-M mine project ‘rape’ of environment.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Negros mayors support LN, UNegA merger

BACOLOD City – Mayors from different cities and municipalities in the province of Negros Occidental expressed support for the merger of Love Negros (LN) team headed by third district Rep. Alfredo Benitez and the United Negros Alliance (UNEga) under Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. The proposed merger aims to field a unified ticket for the 2019 elections as […] The post Negros mayors support LN, UNegA merger appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

EYES ON YOU, KID: NCAA 94 Jrs. players to watch

The first round of the NCAA 94 Juniors Basketball Tournament is over and done with. And with the second round already underway, we’re getting even more glimpses of the future of Philippine basketball courtesy of these players: CLINT ESCAMIS – Mapua High School (yellow jersey with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 23.3 points, 46.9 percent shooting, 5.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.7 steals Clint Escamis has spent his first two seasons under the leadership of the likes of Sherwin Concepcion, Mike Enriquez, Warren Bonifacio, and Will Gozum. Now in his third and last season in Mapua, he is proving that he is no slouch as a leader himself. The league’s top scorer and second-best steal-getter has carried the Red Robins right back up there in the standings – and they are the only team to have downed all f the traditional powerhouses in College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills, Arellano High School, and San Beda High School. This version of Mapua may not be as star-studded as it was in the last four years, but they may just have the brightest star in all of the league in their 6-foot-1 swingman. INAND FORNILOS – College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills (green jersey defending white jersey with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 11.4 points, 51.8 percent shooting, 10.9 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.0 assist On a team as fully loaded as CSB-LSGH, there has to be a workhorse – and Inand Fornilos has been just that and more. Just like he did in their championship campaign last season, he has been a force to reckon with on both ends of the floor for the league-leading Junior Blazers. The rebounds and defense have always been second nature for Fornilos, but this season, he has become better on offense. In fact, he already has a couple of 20-point games to his name – not bad for an undersized big man at 6-foot-2. Without a doubt, the graduating forward is doing all he can to make his former team regret ever letting him go. JOHN AMORES – Jose Rizal High School (blue jersey with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 20.1 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.0 steal And all of that is because of John Amores, the second-best scorer in all of the league and the undisputed main man of the daring Light Bombers – the only team that will be sweeping contending Mapua in the elimination round. JRU’s rise from the bottom half of the standings to the top four is nothing short of spectacular and that improvement is best personified by Amores who went from role player a year ago to go-to-guy this season. Give the Most Improved Award to the kid already because he’s ready and raring to take much more than that. JOEL CAGULANGAN – College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills (green jersey with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 15.3 points, 7.3 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 2.1 steals For the high standards he set a year ago, this season has been a quiet one for Joel Cagulangan. With the likes of Escamis and Amores flying high and CSB-LSGH teammates Fornilos and RC Calimag grabbing more headlines than him, last year’s Finals MVP has been under the radar. Quietly, however, he is actually the Junior Blazers’ leading scorer and the NCAA’s best assistman and fourth-best steal-getter. Yes, that’s just how the 5-foot-9 do-it-all dynamo rolls, making an impact even if everybody else doesn’t feel it. Just don’t forget that he could also choose to make everybody feel his impact, okay? AARON FERMIN – Arellano High School (grey jersey, #18) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 14.2 points, 53.5 percent shooting, 17.6 rebounds, 1.0 block If not for Arellano’s struggles last season, Aaron Fermin would have been MVP. If not for the Braves’ struggle in the ongoing season, Fermin would have been the league’s most tantalizing talent. Standing at 6-foot-5, graced with a wide frame, having timing on lock, and blessed with a non-stop motor, the graduating big man has all the tools to be a game-changer on both ends of the floor. Indeed, he had a stretch of games of posting a 15-point, 20-rebound double-double. Now, if only he could lift Arellano to much-needed wins and back onto a playoff push. DAN ARCHES – Mapua High School (yellow jersey with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 16.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.8 steals Mapua has long been defined by its talented big men, but now, it’s the guys at the wings who have taken center stage. Escamis has been their main man, but he also has a more than capable running mate in Dan Arches. All Escamis could do, Arches could do as well, only without the same sort of consistency. But hey, this is the first time he has been getting time with in his two years as a Red Robins so there’s nothing that all those reps couldn’t improve. And oh, he also has one thing going for him – a fine floater that he could bust out at any time that somehow, some way, has become automatic. JOSHUA DAVID – College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills (green jersey, with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 14.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.9 steals Imagine the dynamic between Escamis and Arches, and then translate that onto Cagulangan and his own partner-in-crime in Joshua David. Like Cagulangan, David could stuff the stat sheet. Like Cagulangan, David could do whatever CSB-LSGH needs for a win. The only difference is that unlike Cagulangan, David already has the size at 6-feet and a big body to make the same sort of noise in the Seniors. Of course, Cagulangan’s clutch genes are also on another level, but who knows? Maybe David is just waiting on the wings to seize those moments for himself? MILO JANAO AND KEAN BACLAAN – San Sebastian College-Recoletos JANAO’S ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.0 assist (yellow jersey with ball in first photo) BACLAAN’S ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 15.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.8 steals (yellow jersey with ball in second photo) It looks like San Sebastian College-Recoletos still wouldn’t be able to get over the hump this year, but the good news is that they remain on the right track. The even better news is that Milo Janao and Kean Baclaan, the two paving the way for them, are here to stay. That backcourt, by themselves, has fueled the Staglets to four wins – and still in the thick of things. While a long-awaited, much-wanted playoff berth is a long shot this year, perhaps it wouldn’t be so when both Janao and Baclaan get a year older and a year more determined to continue doing it all to win. MAC GUADANA AND JOHN BARBA – Lyceum of the Philippines University GUADANA’S ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 19.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists (grey jersey with ball in first photo) BARBA’S ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 17.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.7 steals (grey jersey with ball in second photo) Batang Gilas member Mac Guadana has become the NCAA’s constant – a 6-foot guard who could score at will while also doing his part in rebounding and playmaking. With him showing the way, Lyceum of the Philippines University has proven to be a far from easy out for three seasons now. They are still a ways away from legitimate contention, but the Junior Pirates have reason to believe that would be sooner than later as teaming up with Guadana is John Barba, a 6-foot-2 forward who just has a knack for willing his way to good looks inside. With those two, the boys from Cavite have two of the top six scorers in all of the league. Now, they just have to find the other pieces of the puzzle for their first-ever playoff berth. ROM JUNSAY – Arellano High School (grey jersey with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 19.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.6 steals Rom Junsay was one of the biggest keys to Mapua’s first-ever championship. That was two years ago, though, and since then, the 5-foot-6 has transferred to Arellano and is now only playing his first and last season there. Nonetheless, in just his first game in blue and grey, he wasted no time in reminding everybody about his talents, dropping a career-high 34 points. He and the Braves have trailed off from there, but just as Arellano is a sleeping giant no team wants to wake, Junsay is an active volcano just waiting for the perfect time to erupt. HONORABLE MENTIONS Jonnel Policarpio – Mapua High School RC Calimag – College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Duterte is a coward dictator – De Lima

September 14, 2018. Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has called Mr. Duterte a “coward dictator” who should be arrested and should spend the rest of his life behind bars for the crimes he committed against the victims of extrajudicial killings in the country. De Lima, the first prominent political prisoner under… Source link link: Duterte is a 'coward dictator' – De Lima.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Nalucaban Kids: Blessed by swamp ‘diwata,’ powered by baseball dreams

  A "diwata" (deity) was believed to have given the young boys of a small agricultural and fishing town in Northern Samar the extraordinary skills and prowess to emerge as the champion Little League team in national and international competitions in the mid-1970s to the early 1980s.   The deity was said to dwell in a swamp close to where the boys --- later known as the "Nalucaban Kids" --- played a crude game of baseball, which propelled this small community of mostly native huts in Pambujan town, all the way to international sports fame in Asia and the United States.   Today, four decades later, a new generation of Nalucaban Kids seems bent on creating ...Keep on reading: Nalucaban Kids: Blessed by swamp ‘diwata,’ powered by baseball dreams.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Blessed are those without clutter

Why didn’t he toss it out a long time ago?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

The Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica – Manila Picture

The Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica (Metropolitanong Katedral Basílika ng Maynilà), informally known as Manila Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic basilica located in Manila, Philippines, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, the Principal Patroness of the Philippines. The cathedral serves as the see of the Archbishop of Manila, the de… link: The Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica – Manila Picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

A story of Mary

September is the feast day of the Blessed Virgin Mary, one of the most famous women in history......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Heart Evangelista just blessed us with her first vlog

Heart Evangelista has been teasing us with a lot of things the past few weeks---from an upcoming retail line to her series of vlogs to drop on YouTube. The latter has finally arrived about an hour ago! She posted the first episode of her blog under Love Marie Escudero, her real name, and it showed how hectic her schedule was during the recent Paris Fashion Week 2018. It showed snippets of her jumping from one fitting to another, like Elie Saab, Armani, and Carolina Herrera. She also attended a few shows with her friend and stylist Katrina Cruz and of course, Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan. Heart's glam team Albert Kurniawan and Deck Aguilar was always there to make sure she ...Keep on reading: Heart Evangelista just blessed us with her first vlog.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

The vindication of Leila

The vindication of Leila.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

No need to overthrow you; God will take care of it, De Lima tells Duterte

September 13, 2018. Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has slammed Mr. Duterte’s paranoia on a fictional ouster plot following his pronouncement that the opposition, together with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), is allegedly plotting to remove him from office. De Lima, the first prominent political… Source link link: 'No need to overthrow you; God will take care of it,' De Lima tells Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

De Lima questions use of gov’t funds under TRAIN Law

Sen. Leila de Lima on Thursday questioned the use of government funds following the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) Law. The detained senator added that the tax reform program led Filipinos to suffer from price hikes of goods and services. "Saan nga ba napupunta ang pondong nakukuha sa pagpataw ng mas mataas na buwis, kung kalbaryo lang naman ang hatid nito sa maraming Pilipino (Where did the funds from higher taxes go, which only brought suffering to the Filipino people)?" De Lima, a staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, said in a dispatch from Camp Crame on Thursday. De Lima said the government could be using the reven...Keep on reading: De Lima questions use of gov’t funds under TRAIN Law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Global solidarity for Leila de Lima

Global solidarity for Leila de Lima.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018