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Duterte’s Davao police chief now Manila’s top cop

President Duterte’s top cop in Davao City, who became controversial over a viral YouTube video of him hitting his wife, is now the new Manila Police District (MPD) director. Source link link: Duterte’s Davao police chief now Manila’s top cop.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Nov 9th, 2018Related News

TRAIN 2 not Senate priority, says Zubiri

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlH_Seof-uE Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri on Thursday said there was a need to ensure that inflation was going down before tax measures that could adversely affect investments were considered.   Zubiri made the statement as he disclosed that the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill was not among the Senate's priority measures.   The Trabaho bill, also known as TRAIN (Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion) 2, continues to have little support in the chamber, Zubiri said.   The bill would rationalize the incentives given to businesses and lower the corporate income t...Keep on reading: TRAIN 2 not Senate priority, says Zubiri.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 9th, 2018Related News

Duterte’s Davao police chief now Manila’s top cop

President Duterte’s top cop in Davao City, who became controversial over a viral YouTube video of him hitting his wife, is now the new Manila Police District (MPD) director......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 8th, 2018Related News

More video platforms beyond YouTube now covered by Smart data packages

MANILA, Philippines – PLDT announced several new service packages and promos for their consumer broadband segement, and reiterated their Google WiFi fiber plan originally announced in June. For mobile users, Smart has a revised "Video Every Day" promo, in which any subscription to a GigaSurf data package will come with 1 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 8th, 2018Related News

‘It can never be too late’ to assert Hague ruling vs China — Palace

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_bMn5XhcD4 It is never too late for the government to assert the United Nations (UN) ruling on the South China Sea, Malacaang said Monday, following reports that China is ramping up its militarization in the disputed waters. Duterte has repeatedly said it was not yet the "appropriate time" to raise the sea ruling against China as Manila sought warmer ties with Beijing, whose relationship was strained over the Hague ruling in 2016. "We will have to leave it to the President's judgment on when and where the perfect time would be made. He has six years in which he has to do it," Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a Palace briefing. ...Keep on reading: ‘It can never be too late’ to assert Hague ruling vs China — Palace.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 5th, 2018Related News

Eleazar: Tight security in place for Bar exams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZD19LNGe3I National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar on Sunday warned those who would attempt to disrupt this year's Bar examinations that they have secured the area well. "Wala tayong natatanggap na threat dito, pero iba kasi kung handang-handa ang ating kapulisan, it will give a strong signal, una para sa ating mga examiners at sa kanilang pamilya na ligtas na pumunta dito ang mga magsusulit at the same time yung mga supporters na nakikita natin," Eleazar told reporters at the University of Santo Tomas (UST), where the examinations are currently held. (We did not receive any threat report, but it's dif...Keep on reading: Eleazar: Tight security in place for Bar exams.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 4th, 2018Related News

Sister Patricia Fox arrives in Australia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty-pEERns7Y An Australian nun who angered President Rodrigo Duterte by joining anti-government protests arrived in Melbourne airport on Sunday, after being deported from the Philippines. Speaking inside the airport's terminal, Sister Patricia Anne Fox said the human rights abuses in the Philippines are increasing, "it's a reign of terror and tyranny." When Fox was in Manila, she was working with the families of the victims who were killed in the drug war, which has left thousands dead. The Bureau of Immigration ordered her deported in July, put her on a blacklist and then downgraded her missionary visa to a temporary visitor's visa, which expired on Sa...Keep on reading: Sister Patricia Fox arrives in Australia.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 4th, 2018Related News

MAJOR POINT: Finding Family Away From Home

I’ve been in the Philippines now for over 21 years. I can’t believe it has been that long, but I just checked my passport stamp the other day and sure enough my arrival stamp says August 2, 1997. So many things have happened since then that it puts me in this weird nostalgic state of mind thinking back to how I was back then. I had no idea what was in store for me when I decided to try my luck in professional basketball in the Philippines. I thought I knew. I thought I knew everything, but I really had no clue. I was recruited by a Filipino agent living in the United States to come to the Philippines to play basketball. This made me feel pretty special. I had put together a solid playing resume in high school and college and had played a year professionally in Denmark. I thought I would come to the Philippines, play basketball for 11 years, retire, go back to Michigan and get into coaching. That was my plan. It was pretty simple to me. I never thought about the people I’d meet or the relationships I’d build during my stay in the Philippines. And even though I knew nobody in the Philippines, I didn’t hesitate to take the opportunity to go to the Philippines to play basketball. There were a few things I underestimated when I came to the Philippines back in 1997. Being from Michigan, the heat was a often times painful adjustment to get used to. I had never lived in a big city before, so Manila and its traffic was also something to get used to. I don’t speak Tagalog, so getting around that can still be difficult at times. The style of play here in the Philippines is different than I was used to, so I had to get used to that. But, the biggest adjustment for me was that I knew absolutely no one when I came to the Philippines. I had no friends. My mom is from Lawaan, Eastern Samar. She had only been back once since she had left the Philippines in the late 1960s. Most of my relatives on her side of the family still live in the province. So while, I have family in the Philippines, I don’t have any relatives in Metro Manila. So, here I was, on the other side of the planet with no family and no friends. Like most people, I like having friends. I had always had a close group of friends in high school and college. Playing a year in Denmark, not having my friends around was probably my biggest adjustment and I went through a rough period of homesickness there. Now that I was in the Philippines, I was in a different, but also similar situation. In my early years here in the Philippines, I played for two great teams. My first team was Tanduay Rhum. My first coach was Alfrancis Chua and my first boss was Boss Bong Tan. Both of those guys took great care of me. After four years with them, I was then traded to Barangay Ginebra. My boss there was Boss Henry Cojuangco. He also took great care of me. I had many great teammates through the years, including my years on those two teams. My teammates were very welcoming of me and I enjoyed my time on the court with those guys. However, when practice ended. My teammates would go back to their friends, family and responsibilities and I would go back to an empty condo unit. Everyday I would have practice in the morning from 9-12. After practice, I’d eat and then go find a gym to workout in. By the time I was done with my workout at 3 or 4 in the afternoon, I would then have to figure out what to do from 3 or 4 until the time I went to bed around 10 or 11. I thought a lot differently back then than I do now, so most of that time was wasted. I spent a lot of that time alone, bored, in front of the TV, just waiting for the day to end, so I could get up and do it again the next day. Although I was living my dream of playing professional basketball, it was strange for me to be living that life day after day after day. My first couple of years here, I didn’t have a car. I didn’t know my way around Manila. I didn’t know anybody outside of my team. I was living in Quezon City in a non-walkable area. It was a grind. I often wondered how long I could continue to stay on that type of grind. It wasn’t until after 18 months of living that way that I started to meet other Filipino-Americans that were going through similar experiences. In the late 1990s, the PBA landscape was much different than it is today. One thing that was a lot different, was there weren’t as many Fil-Ams as there are today. Having Fil-Am players playing in the PBA was still a new thing. There was a novelty about us. We were the new kids in school, in a way. Guys like Jeff Cariaso, Andy and Danny Seigle, Nic Belasco, Ali Peek, Noy Castillo, Rudy Hatfield and myself had played college basketball in the United States. The basketball fans here in the Philippines didn’t know who we were before we went high in the PBA Draft and then started playing in the PBA. Most of us were the only Fil-Americans on our teams. Upon meeting them, I found out that these guys were living the similar grind I had been going through. It’s hard to explain, but after meeting some of the other Fil-American basketball players, my life instantly got better. It was so refreshing to hear about their experiences. Although, we were all different and from different areas of the US, we were basically going through the same thing at near the same stage of our lives. We were all out here on our own trying to make it in professional basketball in country that was new to us. I found comfort in learning that other people were struggling with similar things that I was struggling with. There is always pressure to win in professional sports. My new friends helped me deal with that pressure. Learning about other peoples experiences in similar situations, having an outlet and having fun with new friends off of the court, helped bring balance to my life. I related to those guys. I smiled and laughed more when I was around those guys. Two guys in particular that helped me were Jeffrey Cariaso and Andy Seigle. Both of those guys are older than me and had been in the country and the PBA before I was. I looked to both of them for advice and valued their opinions. Jeff is from San Francisco was drafted in the PBA in 1995. By the time I had met Jeff in 1999, Jeff had won the PBA Rookie of the Year, had won multiple championships and was a multiple time PBA All-Star. Jeff was always a guy I respected for the way he handled himself on the court and off of it. Jeff was also a leader in the Fil-Am community here, organizing dinners and get togethers. Even today, it is nice to be able to message Jeff and he is still always willing to listen or give advice. Jeff will always shoot you straight. A friend like him is hard to find. Andy was the number one overall pick in the 1997 PBA Draft. At 6 for 10 Andy was the first Fil-Am from my generation to have big expectations put on his shoulders the very first day he stepped on a PBA court. Dealing with that pressure must have been tough, but Andy was one of the most accommodating, giving people I have ever met. Whenever he was doing something, he would invite me. Random days out of the blue, he would invite me to his house to have dinner with his family. Andy would host dinners at his house for holidays, where families from different teams would get together to celebrate. I was fortunate enough to eventually play with Andy at Ginebra, where we won three championships together. Having him in practice and as a friend made my life better in the Philippines. Just as Jeff and Andy helped me, I also tried to help new Fil-Americans that came to the Philippines after me. Rudy Hatfield came to Tanduay a couple of years after I had been there and I tried to show him the ropes. We became very close friends. When Jimmy Alapag and Harvey Carey were new to the country in 2002 and 2003, respectively, I tried help where I could. I can’t say I ever really mentored anybody, but I always tried to listen, and share. Even if I can only help you laugh or smile more, I know that can help. Those guys have also become close friends of mine. I know they have also helped others that have come after them. Since Alapag and Carey arrived, there have already been a couple generations of new Filipino American basketball players. I still see the younger Fil-Ams from different teams hanging out together. While I’ve heard that some people view that as Fil-Ams trying to separate themselves, I don’t believe that is true. Just like guys from the same province or same school are more likely to hang out together, young Fil-Ams are more likely to hang out together. It’s a natural thing to gravitate to things and people you relate to and have something in common with. It’s not the easiest thing to do, to go to a foreign country where you have no family and friends to start a new career. I know. I’ve been there. A lot of things have changed for me since 1997, when I first came to this country. I am now married and have two small children of my own. My wife, kids and her family provide my support system now, as I do for them. However, there was a time and a long time where I didn’t have that. My Fil-American friends were my family and support system. And while that wasn’t ideal, I was always taught to do the best with what you had. I’m thankful for what I had. Eric Menk played in the PBA from 1999 to 2016. Menk is a four-time PBA champion, three-time PBA Finals MVP and one-time PBA MVP (2005). He currently writes for ABS-CBN Sports weekly. Menk also has his podcast Staying MAJOR as welll as his own YouTube channel ......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 2nd, 2018Related News

Why Withdraw Media Explain IPU Role

Screengrab from ABS-CBN News YouTube account.CHEERS TO ANC's Dateline Philippines and the Philippine Daily Inquirer for going beyond reporting the reactions of members of Congress to House S.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsOct 31st, 2018Related News

Why Withdraw Media Explain IPU Role

Screengrab from ABS-CBN News YouTube account.CHEERS TO ANC's Dateline Philippines and the Philippine Daily Inquirer for going beyond reporting the reactions of members of Congress to House S.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 31st, 2018Related News

Paolo Contis admits not talking to daughters yet about their baby sister

As Paolo Contis and LJ Reyes are expecting a baby girl, some cannot help but wonder how his daughters with ex-wife Lian Paz could possibly feel about it. Contis admitted that he has not talked to his two girls about their soon-to-be sister, this he shared with reporters in a press conference for his new movie "Through Night and Day". The interview was posted by entertainment reporter Allan Diones on Youtube Tuesday, Oct. 30. "To be honest, I haven't talked to them personally," Contis admitted. He added that he is "hoping" he could see them soon. "Lahat naman'yan (All of that will come), in time. In God's time, magigingmaayos'yan (it will work out)," he remarked. Meanwhile, h...Keep on reading: Paolo Contis admits not talking to daughters yet about their baby sister.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 31st, 2018Related News

WATCH: Funnel cloud spotted near Forest Grove, Oregon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbX4b65JFlc   A funnel cloud was spotted swirling over Forest Grove, Oregon, United States on Oct. 29, as seen in this footage captured by Savannah Lindsay. There were also reports of a weak tornado touching down in the Scio area, roughly 70 miles away. A tornado warning was issued for the Scio area by the National Weather Service. JB RELATED STORIES: WATCH: Indonesia's finance minister meets families of Lion Air crash victims   WATCH: Tornado sweeps through Two Guns, Arizona...Keep on reading: WATCH: Funnel cloud spotted near Forest Grove, Oregon.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 30th, 2018Related News

Dua Lipa Complete Edition : Charismatic party chameleon

Dua Lipa grows on you. Ever since she started out on YouTube at 14 fearlessly covering powerhouses like Joss Stone and Christina Aguilera, this young star is right on track in taking on new elements. At 23, her voice is one of the most recognizable and most distinct in pop ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 30th, 2018Related News

Dropped Lukaku set for time out of spotlight at Man United

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press Romelu Lukaku spends a lot of his spare time watching videos and YouTube clips of some of the world's greatest strikers in a bid to improve his own game. If he watches footage of his own recent performances for Manchester United, the Belgium striker may understand why he was dropped at the weekend as he goes through the toughest period of his time at England's biggest club. The goals have dried up (it's nine games without scoring, his longest drought in the red of United). His touch has deserted him. He might even be trying too hard. So when United manager Jose Mourinho spoke during the week of Lukaku's confidence being drained and his link-up play being off, the writing was on the wall for the player who moved to Old Trafford for $97 million in July 2017. When the team sheet was released for United's game against Everton on Sunday, it was no real surprise to see Lukaku on the bench and Marcus Rashford leading the attack. "Sometimes," Mourinho said, "we decide that the best thing for the players is to not be on the pitch, (but) to be protected and away from the initial pressure." Tellingly, United produced one of its most fluent attacking displays of the season. Rather than having a striker like Lukaku who often drops deep and ends up congesting the middle of the field, United had, in Rashford, one who stretched the opposition defense and allowed space behind him. United winger Anthony Martial reveled in the open spaces and scored his fourth goal in four games. Paul Pogba had more freedom to roam in midfield — he had more touches (88) and passes (67) than any other player — and was also more threatening going forward. Fred, recalled to the team, had room to take the ball to the edge of the penalty area and unleash shots. United had a 2-1 victory but should have won more convincingly. At times, as United's midfielders flooded forward to assist the mobile Rashford, it seemed like the days of Alex Ferguson. Everton was most dangerous in the final quarter of the game — after Lukaku had come on as a 65th-minute substitute. So does this spell the beginning of the end for Lukaku at United? Unlikely. Mourinho cherishes his big targetmen, such as Didier Drogba at Chelsea. He likes the fact that Lukaku never stops working for the team, saying many times that this is as important as the goals he scores. As Lukaku has said himself, Mourinho sees the striker "like his sergeant on the pitch." United had a similar situation when Zlatan Ibrahimovic was in the team in the 2016-17 season and often slowed its build-up play by dropping short. When Ibrahimovic got injured toward the end of his only full season at Old Trafford, Rashford played as the lone striker and United looked a different proposition. Still, that following offseason, Mourinho chose to buy Lukaku rather than put his faith in Rashford or Martial as the team's striker. The 20-year-old Rashford remains raw and his finishing is inconsistent. Martial appears to be back to his best but there is no telling how long his run of form will last. Perhaps Lukaku will just spend the next few games out of the spotlight. Maybe he can still adjust his game. "Here I still think my teamwork between myself and my teammates can improve and be much better," the striker said last week before United played against Juventus. "It's something that we're working on. The players need to know me and know my movement. "When that starts clicking, I think the results I have with Belgium will also come here." Lukaku has played 14 games for his national team in 2018 and scored 14 goals. He is Belgium's record scorer with 45 goals in 79 games. He is too valuable an asset for Mourinho and United to give up on. "His moment is not sweet," Mourinho has said "... but he's our striker and a good striker and a striker we believe in." POGBA'S STUTTER Pogba's stuttering run-up for his penalty against Everton — which was saved by goalkeeper Jordan Pickford before sidefooting in the rebound — was the subject of much debate after the game. Pogba said he might need to change his technique, which sees him take marginal steps forward without ever really accelerating toward the ball, as goalkeepers are starting to get used to it. Mourinho also said it might need a rethink. "I think the goalkeepers don't move and they are waiting for his decision," Mourinho said, "so I think he probably has to learn from that." As for Pogba's teammates, they are just making fun of it. Luke Shaw posted a photo on Twitter of him talking to Martial with his hand covering his mouth, and wrote: "Make a comeback in your career and renew your contract. (hashtag)ThingsYouCanDoDuringPogbasPenaltyRunUp." Make a comeback in your career and renew your contract. #ThingsYouCanDoDuringPogbasPenaltyRunUp pic.twitter.com/sxGx6C1i11 — Luke Shaw (@LukeShaw23) October 28, 2018.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 29th, 2018Related News

Signal No. 3 in 3 areas as weaker ‘Rosita’ moves closer to Luzon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaDYjuXZPdw Signal No. 3 was raised in three areas as Typhoon "Rosita" (international name Yutu) moved closer to land midday Monday. Isabela, Northern Aurora, and Quirino were under Signal No. 3, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said in its 11 a.m. bulletin. But the typhoon has turned weaker and is expected to reach severe tropical storm by landfall over Southern Isabela-Northern Aurora on Tuesday morning. Rosita packed maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 185 kph, moving west southwest at 20 kph. As of 10 a.m., it was tracked 410 kilometers east northe...Keep on reading: Signal No. 3 in 3 areas as weaker ‘Rosita’ moves closer to Luzon.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 29th, 2018Related News

MANILA GREY – ‘Friends of Friends’ Live Stream – Manila Video

https://www.manilagrey.com/ Watch “Friends of Friends” (Official Music Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j6OsigXWmM Purchase ‘Friends of Friends” on iTunes: https://apple.co/2CEVlL4 Save “Friends of Friends” on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2Ces2Dv Stream/Buy Leakz, Specialize, Change Me: https://fanlink.to/3NewSongs Stream/Buy No Saints Under Palm Shade EP: https://fanlink.to/StreamNSUPS NO SAINTS UNDER PALM SHADE NO SAINTS UNDER PALM SHADE NO SAINTS UNDER PALM SHADE NO SAINTS UNDER… link: MANILA GREY – ‘Friends of Friends’ Live Stream – Manila Video.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 28th, 2018Related News
Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleOct 24th, 2018Related News

The addiction and downside of watching “drama” channels

You might already know about YouTube channels that cater to vlogs, skits, and beauty. But some of you might not be aware about the "drama" category, which feature videos where YouTubers report various news, mostly entertainment-related. The popular kind of drama channels though are the ones that aim to "spill tea" on issues between certain individuals. If you look up these videos, a lot of them focus on fellow YouTubers. As of recent, these are centered on members of the beauty community who, for whatever reason, are going after each other via subtweets and Snapchat videos. I'm personally not a fan of content like this but when sh*t hit the fan after the Jeffree Star documentar...Keep on reading: The addiction and downside of watching “drama” channels.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 23rd, 2018Related News

In Focus: YouTube s Funny Girl Alex Gonzaga Gets Real About Her ‘Insensitive’ YouTube Vlogs

While she enjoys making people laugh, the celebrity vlogger admits there are times she takes her jokes too far without intent......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleOct 22nd, 2018Related News
Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleOct 22nd, 2018Related News