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Will Teddy Locsin Jr. lay low on Twitter as Philippines’ new top diplomat?

Permanent representative to the United Nations Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr. has been appointed the country’s new top diplomat. A former lawyer and broadcaster, Locsin is also known for his active and occasionally controversial Twitter account. He announced the new post as Foreign Affairs secretary on the microblogging platform. I was asked I said yes; […] The post Will Teddy Locsin Jr. lay low on Twitter as Philippines’ new top diplomat? appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonOct 12th, 2018

How the Philippines voted at UN with Locsin

Teodoro "Teddy" Locsin Jr., the country's permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), confirmed that he has accepted the offer of President Rodrigo Duterte to be the next Department of Foreign Affairs secretary......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Duterte offers Teodoro Locsin Jr foreign secretary post

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday morning, October 12, he offered Philippine Permanent Representive to the United Nations Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr to be the country's new top diplomat. During the press briefing upon his arrival from the Asean Leaders' gathering in Bali, Indonesia, Duterte asked his aide ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Teddy Boy Locsin accepts DFA post offer

  Teddy Boy" Locsin Jr., the country's permanent representative to the United Nations, has accepted the offer of President Rodrigo Duterte to become the next Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Locsin will replace outgoing DFA Sec. Alan Peter Cayetano, who will run for a seat in the House of Representatives in the 2019 elections. Duterte himself disclosed that he had already offered the post to Locsin. Asked about it on Twitter, Locsin confirmed having said yes to the offer. "I was asked I said yes; but love UN, the many friends & intellectual companions I made. But I didn't say no when asked as I didn't when he told me I was UN ambassador," ...Keep on reading: Teddy Boy Locsin accepts DFA post offer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Villa caught in crossfire, thrown under bus – Locsin

    Teodoro Locsin Jr., the country's permanent representative to the United Nations, wants the government to eventually ask Kuwait to withdraw its persona non grata label on Ambassador Renato Pedro Villa.   In a tweet on Wednesday, Locsin said the Kuwaitis knew that Villa did not deserve the strongest censure a nation could slap on a foreign diplomat.   Villa was expelled from Kuwait after videos of Philippine Embassy staff rescuing distressed housemaids was uploaded on social media last month.   In retaliation, Kuwait recalled its ambassador to the Philippines and gave Villa a week to leave the oil-rich Gulf state.   'He doesn...Keep on reading: Villa caught in crossfire, thrown under bus – Locsin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

St. Pio relics shown in NY, may be headed for PH

  NEW YORK -- Talks are under way to bring the relics of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina to the Philippines, as part of a global awareness mission, through the auspices of The Most Reverend Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Vatican's Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, and Philippine Mission's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Teddy Boy Locsin.   Padre Pio, born Francesco Forgione on May 25, 1887, spent over half a century of apostolic activity at San Giovanni Rotonda where he established The Home for Relief of Suffering, also known as Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, which started as a 300-bed facility in 1956. Today, it thrives as...Keep on reading: St. Pio relics shown in NY, may be headed for PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Duterte appoints media personality Teddy Boy Locsin new UN ambassador - CNN Philippines

Duterte appoints media personality Teddy Boy Locsin new UN ambassador - CNN Philippines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 19th, 2016

Mariah Carey is releasing a studio album for the first time in 4 years

MANILA, Philippines – “Don’t forget about us,” Mariah Carey fans have begged – and it’s true, the queen hasn’t forgotten. Iconic songstress Mariah Carey announced on Twitter that her upcoming 15th studio album will be named Caution. It is set to be released on November 16, 2018 in the United ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News12 hr. 17 min. ago

Of course, Twitter folks had fun with 'YouTubeDOWN

MANILA, Philippines – The eyes of Twitter comedians around the world surely must have lighted up when YouTube went down , Wednesday morning, October 17, Philippine time. Count on these folks to bring out their best whenever these tech giants experience some misery. We've collected some of their finest stuff here: {source}.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News12 hr. 17 min. ago

Alab s new recruit Caelan Tiongson: I would love to be the next Rudy Hatfield

Back in February this year, the ASEAN Basketball League's Chong Son Kung Fu played an away game in Sta. Rosa, Laguna versus Alab Pilipinas. The home team won that match but head coach Jimmy Alapag still commended a player he noticed from the other side: Caelan Tiongson. Tiongson, who happens to be a Filipino-American, was described by Alapag as a player like PBA champion Rudy Hatfield. Mentioning Tiongson's eagerness and ability to battle each possession, Alapag deemed Tiongson worthy of comparison to the 2002 PBA Finals MVP, three-time PBA All-Star, and two-time PBA All Defensive team member. Fast forward eight months later to the ninth season of ABL, the man Alapag considers as the second coming of Hatfield will now be donning a San Miguel Alab Pilipinas jersey. "Obviously, I had a good relationship with [Chong Son] Kung Fu, and I think we were all intending to go back. But my general manager wanted to hold off because of the rule changes. When that happened I started exploring other options and an option always on my mind is the Philippines," said the 6-foot-5 forward who averaged 11.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 3.3 assists for the China-based squad. "Being half Filipino, it's just attractive for me to come play here in front of these fans," Tiongson said, "It will be a better move for me career wise." When asked about his reaction about the high praise he received months ago from his current coach, Tiongson admitted that he needed to run a research on who Hatfield was. "I actually wasn't aware who Rudy Hatfield was before [Coach Jimmy Alapag] made those comments. After, I looked him up and then I saw that he had a great resume. He was a legend and he played really hard and he was winning championships out here and I want to embody that, for sure," said the 26-year-old Tiongson. "I would love to be the next Rudy Hatfield. That would be cool," he said with a smile. Aside from Alapag, Tiongson proudly shared that Tim Cone, the winningest coach in the PBA, also gave him a nod. "When I came here, another coach, Coach Tim Cone, he was pretty complimentary with my game as well," Tiongson shared. Tiongson will enjoy the privilege of being mentored by some of the biggest names in the PBA as Eric Menk and Danny Seigle are part of the Alab coaching staff. "So obviously, being new to the Philippines, I've been told that they are legends. I'm being told that that (Eric Menk) is the best power forward, (Danny Seigle) the best small forward, Coach Jimmy is the best point guard to ever play here. Hearing all that, it's definitely a confidence boost and these guys are very encouraging of me and they tell me that I have a lot of potential and stuff like that," said Tiongson. "It's just a blessing to be able to play for a coaching staff like that. I'm gonna soak up as much wisdom that I can and try to be the best player that I can be," he added. Following his transfer, Tiongson has been in the Philippines for over a month now. He shared that he has been training everyday to get ready for the season which will tip off in November. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @the9cruz.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

PVL: Valdez not closing doors on politics

Alyssa Valdez could be looking at running for public position in the future. With the local elections just a few months away and following volleyball legend Leila Barros being elected as a senator in Brazil, Valdez said that she’s ‘not closing her doors’ to politics.      In fact, she and some local volleyball stars are now in the process of conceptualizing a partylist that aim to promote the welfare of Filipino athletes and nation building through sports.     “You know honestly kami talaga nina Ate Cha (Soriano), mga teammates ko from Ateneo, we really wanted to (form) a partylist,” said the Creamline power hitter. “Gusto talaga namin ang ibang tao na mag-support talaga sa sports. ‘Yun pa lang parang may concept na.” A representation in the House of Representatives, according to Valdez, will give athletes a voice in the government.  “We really wanted to help not just volleyball, siyempre we want the support talaga sa lahat ng sports,” added the three-time UAAP Most Valuable Player.  “Lalo na ako na nakikita ko whenever I go out of the country like Asian Games grabe talaga ang support ng bawat country na nakakalaban namin. So I wanted also na ganoon ang mangyari sa Philippines,” added the national team member.  However, the possibility of running for a position could take a few more years to materialize as Valdez is still enjoying her peak in the sport.  "We are trying to conceptualize pa lang naman,” explained Valdez. “We’re serious but as of now marami pa rin naman nangyayari sa amin sa volleyball kung na-settle muna lahat, so why not di ba?”     Barros a hero Barros endeared herself among the Filipino fans when the talented Brazilian opposite spiker strutted her wares during the country’s hosting of the FIVB Grand Prix in the late 90s early 2000s. With her charm, beauty and incredible power and skill, the 5-foot-10 hitter received a rock star status among adoring fans and became a hero among local volleyball players including most of the country’s stars today. One of them is Valdez.      “Leila Barros siguro is one of the heroes of Philippine volleyball. Isa siya sa talagan hinangaan ng lahat ng tao that’s why we’re all here,” said Valdez, who was just eight years old when Barros last saw action in the country during the 2000 World Grand Prix. “As a volleyball player I’m just really proud na may someone na very strong and brave enough to face another chapter of her life,” she added. Valdez herself has been actively doing civic works through her clinics and support to other foundations.  And her following Barros’ footsteps in public service is not far-fetched. "Siguro hindi naman sa ayaw kong magsalita ng tapos, mga councilor muna, hindi just kidding,” she said. “I really want to help not just volleyball in general but siguro sa nakukuha kong responsibility ko ay hindi lang din naman nali-limit sa volleyball. “Siyempre kailangan mo rin namang maka-experience ng mas madami, si Leila Barros nga ilang taon na rin naman then dun lang din nya na-realize na she’s ready to serve,” Valdez continued. “Hindi naman sa hinihintay ko siguro darating naman ang point na may mag-snap dyan na ‘you really have to serve (the country) after na lang ng volleyball siguro." “I’m not closing my doors but im really happy to help anyone din naman so who knows,” she said.       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Ateneo cuts UP down to size to cop solo first in UAAP 81

Ateneo de Manila University has yet again jumped on Katipunan rival University of the Philippines to get back on track in the 81st Season of the UAAP Men’s Basketball Tournament.   With Matt Nieto out due to a fever, it was Jolo Mendoza’s time to shine and he was only flanked by Thirdy Ravena in yet another convincing victory for the Blue Eagles versus the Fighting Maroons, 83-66, on Sunday at the MOA Arena.  Ravena made his presence felt all over with 21 points, 11 rebounds, two steals, and two blocks as for the second time in the season, the defending champions bounced back from a loss at the expense of State U. “It’s important for us to come out strong in the second round because we’re coming off a loss,” assistant coach Sandy Arrespacochaga said.   It was Mendoza and Ravena who joined forces for all of the points in the 13-2 run that broke a tied tally of 48-all late in the third quarter and built up a 61-50 advantage in favor of Ateneo.  Both the double-digit lead and the momentum would remain with until the final buzzer.  Mendoza woud up with 10 piints in just nine minutes on the floor while fellow guard Tyler Tio also stepped up with a season-high 12 points to go along with five assists and two rebounds.  Angelo Kouame also added nine points and 16 rebounds all while helping slow down UP’s Nigerian powerhouse Bright Akhuetie.  Now at 6-2, the Blue Eagles are again alone atop the leaderboard. “This is more than the standings for us. We wanted to mainly focus on our intensity and I think we did a pretty good job on that,” coach Sandy said.  On the other hand, UP fell farther behind in the playoff race with its second straight loss and fifth overall in eight games. Akhuetie still showed the way for them with 20 points and eight rebounds while Paul Desiderio chipped in 16 markers and seven boards.  Gomez de Liano brothers Juan and Javi struggled, however, and only merged for nine points in 4-of-16 shooting while also committing seven turnovers.  BOX SCORES  ATENEO 83 – Ravena 21, Tio 12, Verano 10, Mendoza 10, Asistio 9, Kouame 9, Mamuyac 6, Belangel 4, Go 2, Navarro 0, Black 0, Wong 0  UP 66 – Akhuetie 20, Desiderio 16, Manzo 8, Gomez de Liano Ju 5, Gomez de Liano Ja 4, Dario 3, Jaboneta 2, Prado 2, Murrell 2, Vito 2, Gozum 2, Spencer 0, Lim 0  QUARTER SCORES: 18-15, 35-29, 54-48, 83-66  ---  Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

UAAP: Yet again, Ateneo shows off its enviable depth with Tyler Tio

Matt Nieto sat out for Ateneo de Manila University due to a fever up against the University of the Philippines on Sunday.  For any other team, losing its lead guard would have been a big blow.  The Blue Eagles, however, only soldiered on. “Luckily for us, guys stepped up just like Tyler [Tio]. Ang laking tulong niya lalo nang nawala si Matt,” Thirdy Ravena told reporters post-game.  Indeed, starting in place of Nieto, Tio turned in his best performance of the season with 12 points and five assists – almost matching his season totals of 13 points and five assists before the game.  For the second-year stud, he was only staying true to Ateneo’s identity. “We have a philosophy in the team na ‘next man up’ so when Matt went down, obviously, we were hurt because he’s one of our better players, one of our leaders,” he said.  He then continued, “So the captains and the coaches talked to us point guards and told us we really need to step up.”  Tio did just that, holding down the for the Blue Eagles and helping them get back on track.  Still staying true to their identity, though, he also deflected the credit to his fellow guards in SJ Belangel, Jolo Mendoza, and Adrian Wong. As he put it, “I give props also to Jolo, SJ, and Adrian. It wasn’t just me who stepped up so we just wanted to fill the void left by Matt.”  ---  Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

PH keeps seat in UN Human Rights Council

The Philippines won enough votes to keep its seat at the United Nations Human Rights Council despite calls from various groups to reject the country’s re-election bid, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday. Incoming DFA chief Teodoro Locsin Jr., Philippine permanent representative to the UN, said the Philippines got 165 of 192 votes [...] The post PH keeps seat in UN Human Rights Council appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Duterte confirms offering top DFA post to Teddy Boy Locsin

Ambassador to the United Nations Teddyboy Locsin Jr. INQUIRER PHOTO President Rodrigo Duterte said he had asked Teodoro 'Boy' Locsin to replace Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayeta.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

How the Philippines voted at UN with Locsin - Philippine Star

How the Philippines voted at UN with Locsin - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Duterte: Teddy Boy Locsin Jr. is next  DFA chief

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Friday  said Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr., the country’s permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), will be the next secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), a post Locsin has accepted. In a media interview in Davao City upon his arrival from Southeast Asian leaders’ gathering in Bali, Indonesia, Duterte [...] The post Duterte: Teddy Boy Locsin Jr. is next  DFA chief appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Teddy Locsin to take over DFA

Ambassador to the United Nations Teodoro "Teddy Boy" Locsin Jr. confirmed that he would be the next Secretary of Foreign Affairs as the position would be vacated......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

NCAA: With Speedy Bagal, it s always under control for LPU

Jaycee Marcelino fouled out of the game still with six minutes to go in Lyceum of the Philippines University’s matchup with College of St. Benilde on Friday. And yet, the Pirates weren’t sweating about losing their lead guard even though the young Blazers kept coming. That’s because they still had Reymar Caduyac who only took over the ballhandling and playmaking duties. The third-year guard has always stood under the shadows of the likes of Marcelino, MJ Ayaay, Mike Nzeusseu, and CJ Perez. His averages in the season are far from eye-popping at 5.5 points, 3.1 assists, and 2.0 rebounds – coming into the game against CSB. And yet, whenever it matters most, he could always be found rounding out that fearsome foursome. For head coach Topex Robinson, the reason is pretty simple. “It’s about trust – trusting he’s gonna make big shots, big decisions while also trusting he’s gonna mess up. It has to be a two-way street for us – for me to earn their trust, I have to do the same for them,” he said. Without a doubt, Caduyac didn’t let Coach Topex down against the Blazers, scoring all but four of his 10 points in the last two minutes. He also totaled seven assists, five rebounds, and two steals. In all, he doubled his points, assists, and rebounds averages in a game he was needed to come through because lead guard Marcelino fouled out. Not bad at all for a player who only stands at 5-foot-11 and is, put frankly, looks like the opposite of athletic. “I call him ‘Speedy Bagal,’ but his timing is really super smart. What he lacks in physical ability as far as speed, he makes up by being smart,” coach Topex shared. He then continued, “Wala ngang naniniwalang point guard siya cause he’s really slow, super slow.” Perhaps, those contradictions – a point guard with a big body, a lead guard who is more deliberate than fast – make him easy to underestimate. That will never be the case for LPU, though, and that’s all that matters. “CJ and Jaycee could easily get that ball from him in the endgame, but they trust him to make good decisions and more often than not, he makes good decisions,” their always amiable mentor said. He then continued, “I have so much love for that kid. The future’s so bright for him. I’m sure he’s gonna be a blessing to our team.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

NCAA: Bolick doesn t score 50, San Beda still downs Arellano

San Beda University will have a twice-to-beat advantage against whoever it will face in the Final Four of the NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Red Lions scored the much-welcome playoff incentive after making quick work of also-ran Arellano University, 90-52, on Thursday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Robert Bolick didn’t have a historic 50-point performance like he did the last time the two teams met, but he still made waves all over with 11 points, nine assists, and five rebounds. As always, Javee Mocon was right there with him and posted a 24-point, 11-rebound double-double. “Springboard sa amin ‘to going into the Lyceum game – especially for our bench players,” he told reporters post-game. It was also Mocon who fronted the 16-8 second quarter that broke the game wide open for the defending champions. The Chiefs would never recover from there and only saw their opponents mount a lead of as much as 38. With the win, San Beda has secured a top two finish in the elimination rounds still with two games left on its schedule. “At least, ngayong twice-to-beat na kami, we will have to consider the rest of our elimination round games as playoff games,” coach Boyet said, referring to their last two assignments against Lyceum of the Philippines University and University of Perpetual Help, both already in the Final Four. On the other hand, already-eliminated Arellano saw its standing fall to 5-12. Dariel Bayla topped the scoring column with 12 points and six rebounds while Ian Alban chipped in 10 markers of his own. BOX SCORES SAN BEDA 90 – Mocon 24, Bolick 11, Oftana 9, Tankoua 8, Doliguez 8, Canlas 6, Carino 5, Nelle 5, Soberano 5, Cuntapay 4, Presbitero 3, Eugene 2, Tongco 0, Abuda 0, Cabanag 0 ARELLANO 52 – Bayla 12, Alban 10, Canete 7, Alcoriza 6, Dela Torre 5, Concepcion 4, Dela Cruz 2, Segura 2, Sera Josef 2, Sacramento 2, Ongolo Ongolo 0, Codinera 0 QUARTER SCORES: 22-15, 38-23, 60-37, 90-52 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

PVL: Tiamzon proves worth for Perlas Spikers

BanKo is enjoying its best start so far in the Premier Volleyball League. Unbeaten in five outings, the Perlas Spikers are on the right track in their quest to capture the elusive title in the second edition of the league’s Open Conference. One player who stood out in BanKo’s romp is veteran hitter Nicole Tiamzon. She may not be as celebrated as other stars but she’s has been consistently proving her worth with her intensity, energy and efficiency. The former University of the Philippines star is averaging 15 points per game as a vital cog on offense, alongside Dzi Gervacio. “Sabi nga ni coach (Dong Dela Cruz) every time kahit sino yung hugutin mo sa bench nakakapag-contribute naman,” said Tiamzon. “So ‘pag binigyan ka ng task, 'pag binigyan ka ng opportunity makapaglaro gawin mo yung part mo, hindi ka man makapatay sa opensa bawi ka sa depensa,” she added. On Wednesday, Tiamzon dropped 20 points in the Perlas Spikers’ 25-21, 23-25, 29-27, 25-18, victory over Tacloban. Tiamzon unleashed 15 attacks, three aces and a pair of kill blocks for BanKo. But Tiamzon was quick to downplay her role in the team, giving credit to her teammates for adhering to their system. “Everyone can contribute, I mean kahit open, or mapa-quick,” she said. “’Yun nga babalik lang din ako doon na everyone can contribute naman.” Tiamzon and the Perlas Spikers will get their toughest test next week when they take on star-studded Creamline. “One week kami walang game, siguro tuloy tuloy lang kami ng training and kailangan lang namin ayusin yung mga kailangan namin ayusin talaga,” she said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018