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Words and phrases with racial origin

“Stories are made up of words, but words are also made up of stories, and not all of them are happy ones,” said Sadie Ryan from the language podcast Accentricity.com. We all know that the English language or language in general is brimming with words that are pure-cut racial slurs, words that can cut deep, […] The post Words and phrases with racial origin appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerSep 16th, 2020

WHAT IF... Paul Desiderio missed the Atin To shot

History lesson: The University of the Philippines' rise began even before Kobe Paras, even before Bright Akhuetie, and even before Paul Desiderio. The Fighting Maroons, with Jett Manuel at the helm, were already knocking on the door of the UAAP 79 Final Four. In the end, they fell short, but tying for fifth-place remains a step forward from their so-called "dark days." From there, they improved year-by-year. Technically, that was the origin story of their transformation into the “Winning Maroons.” In essence, however, this new State U, this legitimate contender State U, was born on the day Desiderio claimed victory. "Atin to, papasok to!" -- Paul Desiderio during the timeout. Moments later...#UAAPSeason80 pic.twitter.com/7yafSpldJM — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) September 10, 2017 “Atin ‘to, papasok ‘to,” he yelled in the middle of a timeout with just 5.3 ticks to go in their Season 80 opener opposite University of Sto. Tomas. Not long after, he took a pass from Jun Manzo and then launched a long-range missile over Zach Huang. Game, set, and match for him and his team. UP still fell short of the playoffs that year, but next season, they finally broke through for their first Final Four appearance since 1997 and then their first Finals stint since 1986. From then until now, “Atin ‘To” has been the battlecry of a long-suffering team and fanbase. Sometimes, however, don’t you ever think what if… What if Desiderio missed that shot? That guarantee he made and that game he won was just the jumpstart the Fighting Maroons needed to believe that hey, they could really, really do this. When the proud Cebuano said it, though, there was also a 50 percent chance he was going to disappoint his teammates, his coaches, and their faithful. What if he did? Of course, Desiderio would not be a lifetime legend in Diliman. There is a credible chance he still goes on to make the Mythical Team that year, but wouldn’t have his iconic moment. In turn, State U wouldn’t have a battlecry - two words so simple, yet so strong. “Atin ‘To” was the short and sweet statement that all has changed for UP and it will now stand alongside the best of the best in men’s basketball. And that means that one of the four spots in the playoffs was theirs. In Season 81, the Fighting Maroons would still put an end to their 21-year Final Four drought and 32-year Finals absence - of course they do behind MVP Bright Akhuetie, Mythical selection Juan Gomez de Liano, and team captain Desiderio. They do so, though, with a battlecry with a lot less passion that “Atin ‘To” encapsulated and entailed - think “16-strong” or something to that effect. Without an iconic moment, Desiderio fails to stand out all that much in the 2018 PBA Draft and falls lower than the no. 4 he was picked at. Other players, friends and foes alike, would also have to find a new name for claiming victory. From Matt Nieto. To Akhuetie. To Emilio Aguinaldo College. The ripple effects even reach outside basketball as, without the recent comparison, UST’s “Kami Naman” becomes even more powerful. In terms of on-court results, nothing much would have changed if Paul Desiderio missed the “Atin ‘To” shot. The story, however, would be a lot less colorful. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 27th, 2020

Moms& rsquo; words of wisdom we need in our daily lives

Growing up, people have probably found themselves at least once in their lives to be sharing stories about the usual phrases they would hear from their moms. From witty punch lines to sermons they already know by heart, there will always be common wisdom from Filipino moms that all kids can seem relate to......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 9th, 2020

Energems of wisdom

Like anyone with access to a TV, mobile phone, and computer these lockdown days, I’ve acquired a new vocabulary associated with “coronavirus” and “COVID-19,” peppered with such words and phrases as “PPEs,” “hydroxychloroquine” and “co-morbidities.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 12th, 2020

PBA: Parks chooses to be a pro despite outside issues

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal — Ray Parks is trying his best to not let off court issues affect his young PBA career. Just two days after his girlfriend Maika Rivera and Phoenix’s Calvin Abueva got involved in a rather unpleasant incident, Parks was back on the court, helping lead Blackwater to a bounce back win in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Ray scored 16 points as the Elite rose to 4-1 with the victory over Rain or Shine. He says the off the court drama didn’t affect him and his team much. Instead, he chose to be a consumate pro and did the job he’s supposed to. “We gotta be professionals. Handle business, we did what we can today and we got the win,” Parks said. “For right now, I just wanna focus on the PBA and do what we need to do, be professionals about it,” he added. Abueva has since apologized via social media but Calvin only apologized to Parks. Ray says he didn’t catch the apology but he appreciates it. However, Parks says that that energy should be directed towards his girlfriend and not him. “To be honest I didn’t see or heard it, but I appreciate it,” Parks said of Abueva’s apology. “But I feel like it should be more directed towards Maika. Because before this, me and Calvin had no issues. I feel like it’s just more of trying to protect Maika at the end of the day, she’s still a woman,” he added. As for the alleged racial slurs, Parks says the truth will eventually come out. However, Ray is confident that his girlfriend would do no such thing because he, like Calvin, is a Fil-Am too. Those alleged remarks would be offensive to him as well. “There were some derogatory words that have been said, I know one thing for sure though, my girl is not racist,” Parks said. “She comes from a good family, she’s dating me. I’m same as Calvin, Fil-Am also. It would be discriminatory to me if she would have said that word that was allegedly said. But the truth would find its way out,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2019

The power of ‘NO’

A lot of words and phrases can be powerful. There’s “I love you,” “goodbye,” “forever,” “trust,” or pretty much any curse word that’s ever invented......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 20th, 2016

Naga s new access road commence work amid the pandemic

NAGA CITY, Oct. 19 (PIA) - "Sa Naga, dagos-dagos an pag uswag dawa sa panahon nin pandemya." (In Naga, progress continues even in the midst of pandemic).These are the words of Naga City Mayo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News18 hr. 27 min. ago

Molding the future

For POC presidential candidate Clint Aranas, what’s at stake in the Nov. 27 elections is the future of Philippine sports. In his words, it’s about “molding the future” and “mentoring the next generation” because “failing to plan is planning to fail.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 21st, 2020

What spokespersons do

THE VIEW FROM RIZAL Dr. Jun Ynares An apparent “word war” recently erupted between the science community of the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The tussle seems to have been triggered by what the DENR spokesperson described as a criticism from the UP scientists, particularly those who are part of the UP Marine Science Institute (UP MSI). The institute, according to its website, is UP’s “coordinating base for marine research.” Its mandate is to “pursue research, teaching and extension work” related to marine life in the large bodies of water in the country. The spokesperson of the DENR was visibly angry when he fired verbal shots against UP’s science community at a televised media conference last week. The DENR spokesperson labeled the UP scientists “bayaran” which roughly translates in English as “mercenaries” or “whore.” The televised rant was apparently triggered by what the spokesperson said was the criticism by UP scientists against the DENR’s “white sand” project for the Manila Bay shore. The project, it will be recalled, involved the use of so-called “dolomite” – the residue derived from crushing rocks and stones and which visually resembles white sand. Media described the DENR spokesperson’s action as “lashing out” against the UP experts, saying the latter have no right to air their criticism. He accused the scientists of having received some P500 million from the government and delivering nothing but consultation services. According to media, the DENR spokesperson called the UP scientists “blood-suckers.” In reporting the rant by the DENR spokesperson, media used the headline “DENR slams UP scientists.” This led to confusion among media consumers like us. Wasn’t it the DENR spokesperson who “slammed” UP scientists and not DENR per se? Why should the rant dished out by a spokesperson be attributed to the entire department? To explain the role of a spokesperson and the nature of that job, we turned to international training consultant and fellow Antipoleño Archie Inlong. Archie served as spokesperson for three major agencies – the erstwhile Department of Transportation and Communication, and the two Presidential Task Forces which rebuilt the areas affected by major disasters, the earthquake of 1990 and the subsequent eruptions of Mt. Pinatubo. “There are three important tasks that the spokesperson of a government agency performs,” he told us. “These are, first, to provide relevant information and instructions; second, to issue clarification when needed; and, third, to give assurances to the public on behalf of the organization he represents,” Archie explained. “Occasionally, the spokesperson also shares the point of view of the head of the agency, the latter’s prognosis, and position on certain issues,” he added. “There are items outside of what the spokesperson may safely say to the public, and these include rants, insults, accusations,” he continued. “When these come out of the spokesperson’s mouth,” the public interprets them as the official statement of the entire organization and its head,” he pointed out. This should explain why media now interprets the “mercenary/whore” label given by the DENR spokesperson to the scientists of UP as a “slam” coming from the DENR itself. “The spokesperson is a mouthpiece, that’s all,” Archie added. “We, spokespersons, must be good mouthpieces,” he said. Does that mean that a spokesperson is not entitled to express his own opinion, his own views, his own sentiment? This was his answer: “No, his job is to speak on behalf of the organization and its head, period.” “That disclaimer used by some spokespersons that the comment he or she made ‘is just my own opinion’ does not work,” Archie explained. “Outside of his role as the mouthpiece of the organization, the spokesperson has no personality and his words would carry no weight,” he added. So, does that mean we have to interpret the labels “mercenary” and “whore” given to UP scientists as having come from the DENR secretary himself, I asked. This was the answer I got. “Unless and until the head of agency disowns the statement, that would be the case.” Lesson learned: what the spokesperson says is the official stand of the organization and its head. That means the spokesperson job is something that must be taken seriously and must be handled with utmost prudence and care. Words have power. Particularly those that come from a spokesperson’s mouth......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Bren coach to NXP: Where’s the ‘new meta’?

Photo from Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Facebook page Bren Esports has already started the word war way before its playoff match against crowd favorite Nexplay Solid in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Pro League-Philippines (MPL-PH).  Bren coach Francis “Duckey” Glindro said that the Group B top seed will sweep the Group A fourth-placer NXP in their best-of-five quarterfinal tussle in the MPL-PH playoffs on October 23.  “Gusto n’yo ba real talk? 3-0 definitely for Bren Esports,” said Duckey in the recent Asus ROG Podcast hosted by Dan “Leo” Cubangay on Thursday night.  The M1 world champion coach emphasized two reasons why AkosiDogie’s NXP Solid would not make it past Bren.  “First one, they don’t have their own identity. ‘Monkey see, monkey do.’ What they see, they do it without realizing (that) the dynamics of their team is different,” said Duckey.  “Second point is that majority of their players already reached their mechanic caps. That’s the best that they can perform,” he added.  “Ito na ‘yung Taguro isandaang porsyento.”  Photo from Nexplay Facebook page Duckey, however, saved Renejay “RENEJAY” Barcarse and Tristan “YAWI” Cabrera from his second point. Meaning to say, he was referring to captain Chester “Chester” Gonzales, Bien “Mb” Esquillo and John Paul “H2wo” Salonga, who had one of the highest KDAs in the regular season.  The former EVOS Legends Indonesia mentor even threw some loaded words to Dogie.  “Honestly, I don’t really care how much pronouncements Dogie says like, ‘Babaliin namin yung meta.’ I don’t really care man.” “The only thing that matters to me is if you do it. I haven’t seen them do it. And that’s some real talk Dogie.”  Bren and NXP already engaged in online banters even before their group stage match, which the black and gold squad easily won. .....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Where have you Christians been?

WORD ALIVE  FR. BEL SAN LUIS, SVD It happened in China a few years before the Communists expelled the missionaries. A foreign Catholic missionary came upon an old woman by the wayside, deserted, cold, and hungry. “Why do you bother about me?” the old lady whispered feebly when the priest tried to help her as best as he could. “Nobody else cares. Why should you?” * * * “God said to go out over the world and help everyone who is in need,” the priest said.  Pondering over the words of the priest, she said, “What a beautiful religion. Where did it come from? ” * * * Whereupon the priest started to tell her about God who loves us and sent his own Son Jesus Christ to save us. “Your Christ,” the old woman went on, “Where is He?” When the priest said He died two thousand years ago, she was amazed. “Do you mean to say that it has been two thousand years since Christ commanded his followers to spread his teachings? Why, where have you Christians been all this time?” * * *         This might well be the pointed question addressed to us as we celebrate World Mission Sunday today. Before ascending to heaven, Jesus commanded his apostles: “Go out into the whole world and proclaim the Good News to every nation. He who believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mk 16,15). * * *         Pope Francis gave the Church his first apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel). In it he proposed a profound missionary renewal of the entire Church. He asserted that we need an “evangelizing Church that comes out of herself…All renewal in the Church must have mission as its goal; otherwise, it falls prey to a kind of ‘ecclesial introversion.’”  * * *         How can we be an “evangelizing Church”? Obviously, not all can go out of their country to reach out to peoples who have not known Christ. If some heroic Christians can do it as missionaries, great. But for most of us, all that we can do is be missionaries at home. * * * Remember St. Therese of the Child Jesus? She is the universal patroness of Catholic missions yet, ironically, she never stepped out of the four walls of her Carmelite cloister! She merited the title because of her burning obsession to save souls by offering every little act, every bodily pain for the conversion of immortal souls. * * * When I was ordained priest in our missionary congregation, Society of the Divine  Word (SVD), I applied to work in  Mexico, Central America. Unfortunately I never got my wish. The farthest I’ve gone to is Mexico… Pampanga! * * * That doesn’t mean, however, that I am not a genuine missionary. By my work in the media or supporting seminarians under the “Adopt A Seminarian” scholarship program, I am a missionary. What counts is not geography, but the missionary spirit or attitude. In this connection, let’s not be missionaries only on Mission Sunday. As a good Christian, the mission spirit should be an all-time continuing attitude and action. * * * Further, you can be missionaries by means of extending financial assistance. Be generous and share your resources for the support of missionaries. Money is a necessity in the work of evangelization. Churches, schools, convents, clinics, social centers are needed, especially in the “bush” mission. * * * Every Christian is a missionary. Are you doing your share? * * *             LAUGH WITH GOD. A parish priest was making an impassioned appeal to the parish council for the annual mission collection. Great was everybody’s surprise when the wealthiest but tight-fisted member of the council rose and offered to start the collection rolling with a contribution of P500. * * *           As he stood up to hand in the amount, a mild earthquake took place and some plaster from the ceiling fell and hit him on the head. A bit shaken, he withdrew the amount and said, “I guess I’d better make that P5,000.” A small voice  from the back was heard, “Hit him again, Lord.” (It’s not  known if he gave some more!).  * * *           HELPING MISSIONARY SEMINARIANS. We Filipinos are blessed because there are still a good number of young men who wish to become priests and missionaries. But they have difficulty in pursuing their priestly vocation due to financial constraints, especially this time of the COVID-19 crisis. * * *           Chip in or sponsor a year’s scholarship of a seminarian. REMEMBER: Without seminarians, we cannot have priests and missionaries. For inquiry, e-mail me at belsvd@gmail.com.  * * * FAMILY TV MASS – is aired on 5PLUS Channel 59, Cignal Cable Ch. 6, Free TV Ch. 41 at 6-7 a.m.  Sunday and anytime at “MCFI SVD Media” Account on YouTube and Facebook Page. Priest presider: FR. LOUIE PUNZALAN, SVD......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Calayan, Cagayan niyanig ng lindol

Tumama ang magnitude 3.3 na lindol sa Calayan, Cagayan Martes ng tanghali. Ayon sa Phivolcs, namataan ang sentro ng lindol sa layong 47 kilometers Northeast ng Calayan. Naramdaman ang pagyanig bandang 12:36 ng tanghali. Tectonic ang origin nito at walong kilometro ang lalim. Gayunman, sinabi ng Phivolcs na walang napaulat na pinsala sa lugar. Wala […] The post Calayan, Cagayan niyanig ng lindol appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

Keiko Necesario Warner Music& rsquo;s newest bet

At the virtual media conference for Keiko Necesario’s latest music video, the talented music artist had nothing but good words for the experience she had recording her album and signing up with Warner Music Philippines......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

Fauci says Trump campaign ad twists his words on virus

Top government scientist Anthony Fauci said Sunday that an ad aired by Donald Trump's reelection campaign was edited to make him seem to endorse the president's handling of the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 12th, 2020

CeMAP asks gov& rsquo;t to investigate origin of cement brand

The Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines asked the government to launch a more thorough investigation on the origin of a cement brand, which the group said is being marketed as a legitimate Philippine product......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 12th, 2020

The next Speaker

That Thursday night speech of President Duterte must have unnerved many of our representatives in the House. His voice was calm, not angry. His demeanor was cool, not temperamental. But the words he uttered were quite ominous: Get your act together and pass the budget. Or else......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 12th, 2020

We cried a River

As a mother myself, I cannot begin to fathom how Andrea felt, and how Reina feels now. I have been struggling to find the right words. But there are, simply, no words enough to aptly describe the pain, the rage, the emptiness, and despair. The post We cried a River appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsOct 10th, 2020

Sarangani, Davao Occidental niyanig ng magnitude 3.3 na lindol

Niyanig ng magnitude 3.3 na lindol ang lalawigan ng Davao Occidental. Ayon sa Phivolcs, naitala ang pagyanig sa 117 kilometers southeast ng Sarangani, alas-11:11 umaga ng Martes (October 6). May lalim na 170 kilometers at tectonic ang origin ng pagyanig. Wala namang naitalang pagkasira ng mga ari-arian,intensities at aftershocks bunsod ng pagyanig. The post Sarangani, Davao Occidental niyanig ng magnitude 3.3 na lindol appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2020

Bayabas, Surigao del Sur nakaramdam muli ng aftershock

Nakaramdam muli ng aftershock ang Bayabas, Surigao del Sur. Ito ay aftershocks ng tumama ang magnitude 5.7 na lindol sa nasabing bayan noong September 21. Ayon sa Phivolcs, yumanig ang magnitude 3.6 na lindol sa 71 kilometers Northeast ng Bayabas dakong 2:41 ng hapon. 18 kilometers ang lalim nito at tectonic ang origin. Gayunman, hindi […] The post Bayabas, Surigao del Sur nakaramdam muli ng aftershock appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2020

Fratelli Tutti, brothers and sisters all

The title of Pope Francis’ latest encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” is taken from the words of Saint Francis of Assisi while the latter proposed to his brothers and sisters a way of life marked by the flavor of the Gospel. With St. Francis’ numerous exhortations as his guide, Pope Francis selects the one in which he calls for a love that transcends the barriers of geography and distance, and declares blessed all those who love their brother “as much when he is far away from him as when he is with him.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 5th, 2020

A conversation on ‘Filipinx’ and its vicissitudes

Does it invigorate or paralyze movements for racial equality? More important, does it subordinate the struggle for genuine national sovereignty to the paramount goal of gender-neutrality? Does it obscure the asymmetry between the imperial hegemonic United States and its virtual neocolony, the Philippines? To push further, which cause would advance a systemic solution to racist, sexist global capitalism? The post A conversation on ‘Filipinx’ and its vicissitudes appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsOct 5th, 2020