Daniel Padilla mihilak, misuway sa pagpakig-uli kang Kathryn Bernardo, matud ni Cristy Fermin

Miabot sa kolumnista nga si Cristy Fermin nga gisuwayan kuno ni Daniel Padilla nga makig-uli kang Kathryn Bernardo una pa manggawas ang balita sa ilang panagbuwag. Sa iyang YouTube vlog nga “Showbiz Now Na” kauban sila si Romel Chika ug Wendell Alvarez, nahisgutan ni Cristy ang mga panghitabo sa wala pa kuno magbuwag sa hingpit.....»»

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Daniel Padilla umiiyak, sinubukang bumalik kay Kathryn Bernardo, sey ni Cristy Fermin

NAKARATING sa kolumnistang si Cristy Fermin na sinubukan pa raw ni Daniel Padilla na makipag-ayos kay Kathryn Bernardo bago tuluyang nagtapos ang kanilang relasyon. Sa kanyang YouTube vlog na “Showbiz Now Na” kasama sina Romel Chika at Wendell Alvarez, napag-usapan nila ang ilang detalye bago tuluyang naghiwalay ang dalawa. Base sa kwento ng source ni.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsDec 7th, 2023Related News

Austrian pair rules world beach volley

Austria's Robin Seidl and Moritz Pristauz dominated the men's division of the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Challenge, defeating Australia's Thomas Hodges and Zachery Schubert with a score of 21-18, 21-16. The Austrian pair, ranked 27th in the world, had an impressive run, only dropping a single set in six games. They will now head to the grand finals in Doha, Qatar. Pristauz contributed 15 points, while Seidl scored 13 points, leading the Austrians to their third medal in the Pro Tour. In the quarterfinals, they suffered their only set defeat against Portugal's Joao Pedrosa and Hugo Campos. However, they bounced back and easily defeated England's Javier and Joaquin Bello in the semifinals. Hodges and Schubert finished in second place, while Lithuania's Patrikas Stankevicius and Audrius Knasas took third. In the women's tournament, Latvia's Anastasija Samoilova and Tina Graudina emerged as champions, defeating Spain's Daniela Alvarez Mendoza and Tania Moreno Matveeva. Brazil's Taina Silvi Bigi and Victoria Lopes Pereira Tosta.....»»

Source: Sunstar SunstarCategory: NewsDec 6th, 2023Related News

Latvia pair bag women’s crown on World Beach Pro Tour

Latvia's Tina Graudina and Anastasija Samoilova emerged victorious in the women's division of the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Challenge. The pair defeated Spain's Daniela Alvarez Mendoza and Tania Moreno Matveeva with a score of 21-14, 21-18. Graudina and Samoilova showcased their strong partnership, which has spanned seven years, and their ability to adapt during the match. Despite sustaining a small injury above her right eyelid in the quarterfinals, Graudina led the team with 18 points, while Samoilova contributed defensively with 13 digs. The Latvian duo, ranked 14th in the world, were crowd favorites at the Nuvali Sand Courts in Sta. Rosa City. However, they had to leave for Doha for the final leg of the tour. Graudina expressed her desire to return to the Philippines in the future. In the men's division, Austria's Robin Seidl and Moritz Pristauz faced off against Australia's Thomas Hodges and Zachery Schubert in the final match......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 4th, 2023Related News

Latvian pair wows crowd, wins crown

Latvia’s Tina Graudina and Anastasija Samoilova showed how tenacious their seven-year partnership have become by beating Spain’s Daniela Alvarez Mendoza and Tania Moreno Matveeva, 21-14, 21-18, to reign as the newest women’s champions of the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Challenge yesterday at the Nuvali Sand Courts in Sta. Rosa City, Laguna......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsDec 3rd, 2023Related News

Quijano: Why Crawford-Canelo makes sense

Quijano: Why Crawford-Canelo makes sense.....»»

Source: Sunstar SunstarCategory: NewsDec 2nd, 2023Related News

Cristy Fermin: May ilalaban ‘yung Andrea, wala talagang binatbat si Kathryn

IBINAHAGI ng kolumnistang si Cristy Fermin ang kanyang obserbasyon sa pisikal na katangian ng Kapamilya actresses na sina Kathryn Bernardo at Andrea Brillantes. Sa kaniyang latest episode ng “Showbiz Now Na” kasama sina Wendell Alvarez at Romel Chika, tinalakay nila ang hindi mamatay-matay na isyung diumano’y paghihiwalay ng KathNiel kung saan damay si Andrea. Habang.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsNov 28th, 2023Related News

Cristy Fermin: May ilalaban ‘yung Andrea, wala talagang binatbat si Kathryn

IBINAHAGI ng kolumnistang si Cristy Fermin ang kanyang obserbasyon sa pisikal na katangian ng Kapamilya actresses na sina Kathryn Bernardo at Andrea Brillantes. Sa kaniyang latest episode ng “Showbiz Now Na” kasama sina Wendell Alvarez at Romel Chika, tinalakay nila ang hindi mamatay-matay na isyung diumano’y paghihiwalay ng KathNiel kung saan damay si Andrea. Habang.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsNov 28th, 2023Related News

Alvarez gihagit ni Benavidez

Alvarez gihagit ni Benavidez.....»»

Source: Sunstar SunstarCategory: NewsNov 26th, 2023Related News

Cristy Fermin sinabing hiwalay na ang KathNiel: Galing mismo sa bibig ng ina ni Daniel Padilla

KINUMPIRMA ng kolumnistang si Cristy Fermin na hiwalay na ang Kapamilya stars na sina Daniel Padilla at Kathryn Bernardo. SA “Showbiz Now Na” YouTube channel nina Nanay Cristy Fermin at Romel Chika kasama si Wendell Alvarez na in-upload kahapon ay kinumpirma na niyang hiwalay na ang KathNiel na galing mismo sa taong pinagkuwentuhan ng ina.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsNov 25th, 2023Related News

CHEd unveils Talisay satellite office

The Commission on Higher Education, or CHEd, has expanded its delivery of frontline services in Negros Occidental province as it opened its new satellite office in Talisay City on Friday. With the new regional office, the issuance of certifications, special orders, scholarships and pertinent transactions will be made easier and more accessible, CHEd said. “I thank our education champions, especially Representative Kiko Benitez, and Regional Director Raul Alvarez for facilitating the establishment of the CHEDROVI Subregional Office. This shows that we are serious in bringing services closer to the people,” CHEd Chairperson Prospero de Vera III said. “We are an archipelago of more than 7,000 islands, so implementation of government programs will remain challenging. We therefore need to establish government facilities particularly in island provinces,” De Vera added. Rep. Benitez said they have been hoping for the establishment of a subregional office in Negros Occidental because their province has a large population. “Now, we have one for CHEd. Rest assured, we will work in the Congress to further the cause of education and to help CHEd specifically,” Benitez said. “With our new regional office, people here in Negros Occidental will no longer go to the next island and visit Iloilo to process CHEd documents, dito nalang,”  Alvarez added. CHEDROVI Iloilo City has jurisdiction over the 157 higher education institutions in the whole of Western Visayas, with stakeholders in Negros Occidental having to travel at least two hours, via inter­island ferry, for CHEd transactions. The Talisay office will provide easy access to the Negros Occidental higher education institutions and their stakeholders and will surely ensure client satisfaction through efficient, effective and inclusive delivery of frontline services. De Vera also urged universities and colleges to invest in technology and digitize their documents and processes. “If we combine our physical deployment in the provinces, plus electronic intervention, our students, faculty, and other stakeholders will receive our services faster and better,” De Vera added. The post CHEd unveils Talisay satellite office appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleOct 21st, 2023Related News

UnionBank cardholders get pre-sale Miss Saigon tickets access

The new staging of one of the most iconic musicals of all time takes the stage in the Philippines, and Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) is giving its cardholders a chance to score tickets before everyone. GMG Productions, in association with GWB Entertainment, has announced that Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s globally acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schönberg’s Miss Saigon is coming to Manila in March 2024. Dedicated to bringing top-tier musical entertainment to Manila, GMG Productions is again partnering with UnionBank to fan the flames of theatrical passion and give its customers exclusive access as the official presenting sponsor and pre-sale partner of Miss Saigon Philippines. Get the best seats before they’re gone as UnionBank will be holding a ticket pre-sale event exclusively for UnionBank credit and debit cardholders. Exclusive booking period From 23 to 27 October 2023, UnionBank card holders can enjoy the exclusive booking period and a 10 percent discount on their ticket purchase by using the first six digits of their card as a promo code. There will also be another chance for UnionBank cardholders to get their hands on tickets, with the extended pre-sale from 28 October to 3 November 2023. Tickets open to the public on 6 November 2023. Miss Saigon is a retelling of Giacomo Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, moving the story to 1970s Vietnam, where Kim, a young Vietnamese woman, falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris during the final days of the Vietnam War. The story follows Kim as she embarks on her three-year journey to reunite, all while carrying a secret. Filipino artists such as Lea Salonga, Monique Wilson, Joanna Ampil, Jon Jon Briones, Rachelle Ann Go, Isay Alvarez-Seña, Leo Valdez, Aicelle Santos and Red Concepcion have all been a part of the classic stage production over the years, along with countless other homegrown talents who have showcased the incredible depth of talent within the Filipino community.   The post UnionBank cardholders get pre-sale Miss Saigon tickets access appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 19th, 2023Related News

The Best-Dressed Support the Best Cause

The pink carpet was finally rolled out for the Philippine Cancer Society’s annual Best Dressed Women of the Philippines Awards Ball! We recently celebrated a milestone year for the event at 20 years. Or those are two decades of making a difference in the lives of so many of our kababayans! The impact of this event continues to grow every year, that’s why we continue to give it our full support. Take it from me — an Ambassador for Life for over a decade! So it’s no surprise the Grand Ballroom at Shangri-La The Fort was packed. Hundreds of exquisitely dressed ladies and gentlemen showed up to help the Philippine Cancer Society surpass its goals yet again. I could feel the good vibes in the air with everyone buzzing and happy to be there. It was the perfect atmosphere for the night. [caption id="attachment_193064" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Nene Leonor[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_193043" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Shilpa Tolani and Judith Tan.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_193042" align="aligncenter" width="531"] Sheila Romero, Frannie Jacinto and Linda Ley.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_193063" align="aligncenter" width="401"] Consul Helen Ong accepted the Legacy Award.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_193067" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Ramon Orlina, Richie Lerma and RJ Ledesma.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_193045" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Nini Licaros, Toots Tolentino, Thelma Sioson San Juan, Randy Ortiz, Henri Calayag and Tonichi Nocom.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_193054" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Dra. Elsie Pascua and Ruby Chua.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_193044" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Tiffany Syson Cuña.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_193062" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Lovelyn Segovia[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_193065" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Nikki Tang[/caption] All eyes were on the pink carpet, with a full program of ladies and gentlemen who presented their most attractive selves on the ramp,  highlighted by a special auction of a new Orlina sculpture worth P2.4 Million. Congratulations to Bobby Alvarez for acquiring this piece! We were also welcomed with a speech by the queen of the BDWP, Tita Helen Ong herself. I will always be in awe of her dedication and commitment! [caption id="attachment_193068" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Patrick Cue, Jojo Silvestre and Paolo Cue.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_193056" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Harold Co and Flora Chua.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_193058" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Jacqueline Michelle Lim, Mags Cue and Carol Mercado.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_193066" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Ofelia Wadle and Bong Prada Lim.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_193041" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Senator Dick Gordon and Mario Katigbak.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_193057" align="aligncenter" width="525"] THE columnist, Helen Ong, Bobby Alvarez and wife Claire.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_193053" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Dana Silverio[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_193051" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Cocoy Cordoba[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_193052" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Crystal Jacinto[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_193047" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Aj Olpindo, Ces Rodriguez and Nini Licaros.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_193048" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Atty. Salvador Panelo and Bo Muralla.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_193049" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Caroline Galang Taojo[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_193050" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Ching and Philip Cruz.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_193059" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Jennifer Weigel and Anna Sia.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_193061" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Katrina Ponce Enrile and Malou Martinez.[/caption] The spotlight was without a doubt on the men and women who strutted their stuff: The Men of Influence, which includes my wonderful hubby, Wopsy Zamora; this year's Best Dressed Women; and even the Ambassadors for Life. Yup, I got the chance to walk down the pink carpet, too! A few more conversations and picture taking galore, and just like that, it was time to go home. Happily, because the event was a resounding success. Again, congratulations to the people committed to this cause, from Tita Helen Ong and the organizing team, to this year’s awardees. And of course, everyone who attended and gave their full support. Cheers, everyone! See you all again next year. The post The Best-Dressed Support the Best Cause appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleOct 5th, 2023Related News

A legacy award for Tita Helen

Our favorite charity fund raiser, the indefatigable and ageless Helen Ong, honorary consul of Angola to the Philippines, received the surprise of her life when the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Cancer Society bestowed on her the organization’s first-ever Legacy Award, which cited “her outstanding  service as the chairperson of the Best Dressed Women of the Philippines from 2004 to 2023, while selflessly dedicating her precious time and worthy efforts to raise funds for the benefit of the PCS and, in so doing, alleviate the plight of cancer-stricken Filipinos.” Given during the recent “Best Dressed Women of the Philippines 2023” awarding at the Shangri La Hotel The Fort, the award underscored “her indefatigable commitment and loyal devotion to the Society for the last 20 years, even beyond the call of duty; her inspiring creativity and unparalleled perseverance in ensuring assistance was forthcoming during the Covid-19 pandemic amidst the scarcity of resources; and her unwavering belief in the compassionate hearts of her fellowmen and her steadfast faith in God.” [caption id="attachment_192151" align="aligncenter" width="525"] MEN of Great Influence 2023 (from left) David Ackerman, Noel Gonzales, Harold Co, Philippine Red Cross chairman Richard Gordon, Dr. Cecilio Kwok Pedro, Orberto Alvarez Jr., Richard Cariño and Richie Lerma.[/caption] The signatories of the award were PCS chairman of the Board of Trustees Antonio J. Ma. Guerrero and PCS president Dr. Corazon A. Ngelangel, with PCS trustee Dr. Kelly Salvador and PCS executive director Dr. Rachel Rosario handing the plaque of recognition to the awardee. Earlier, in her welcome remarks, Tita Helen, as she is fondly referred to by her friends and family, said, “This marks a day of gratitude for me as this is our 20th year. This could not have been possible without your continued help and support to our noble cause by providing financial assistance to your cancer-stricken brothers and sisters. [gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="192157,192161"]   [gallery columns="1" size="large" ids="192162,192163"] Addressing the honorees, she acknowledged “every one of you here who have accepted our invitation as an awardee. Choosing one is not an easy task as we aim to recognize achievers in their own fields of work or advocacy, who are not just measured by their success and accomplishments but also by the kindness of their hearts. [caption id="attachment_192164" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Dr. Lauren Lior Liechtenstein.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_192165" align="aligncenter" width="525"] DAVID Ackerman and Mache Torres Ackerman.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_192166" align="aligncenter" width="515"] Agile Zamora receives her husband Wopsy Zamora’s award. Photographs by Yummie Dingding for the Daily Tribune [/caption] “Being beautiful has nothing to do with looks; it is how you are as a person and how you make an impact on the lives of many, especially to those who are in need. Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face, it is about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart and pretty soul.” Finally, she thanked “God who has been providing me with abundant blessings to be able to mount this event.” Major sponsors of this most special of annual awards recognizing these icons of style and philanthropy were Museo Orlina Foundation, Midas Hotel and Casino, San Miguel Foundation Inc., PAGCOR, The French Baker, SM Investments, SM Retails, Corso Como 88, Salcedo Auctions, Wilcon Depot Inc., Czarina Foreign Exchange, IPM Holdings Inc., B.A. Securities Inc., MW Travel and Tour and NEO. The post A legacy award for Tita Helen appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 3rd, 2023Related News

DENR still wants P13M in confidential funds, despite not using it

Despite unutilized confidential funds amounting to over P13 million this year, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources maintained it will retain an additional P13 million in confidential funds for 2024. Lawmaker Jose Alvarez of Palawan, the DENR's budget sponsor, contended before the House of Representatives that the agency will not forego next year's confidential funds, which, according to Kabataan Partylist Rep. Raoul Manuel, amounts to P13 million. In 2023, the DENR had P13.95 million in confidential funds, which Alvarez disclosed remained unutilized. "So far, Mr. Speaker, our new secretary has not used a single cent of the confidential funds," the sponsor said. Manuel proposed it would be best that the DENR refrain from using the unutilized CIF and that the agency instead foster tighter coordination with law enforcement units as an alternative approach. "That would justify confidential funds, Mr. Speaker," he said. Manuel then suggested that if the DENR survived and operated without relying on the secret fund, it must forego next year's CF. Notwithstanding the lack of utilization, Alvarez asserted that the CF sought by the DENR next would allow the agency to effectively carry out its mandate and operations. "Mr. Speaker, your Honor, no. They need that. They need. And if so spent, I will ask them how they spent it with the report to [the] CoA (Commission on Audit). And I will give a copy to our Honorable Manuel," Alvarez said. "DENR's confidential funds are small. It is used in the buying of information regarding the number one illegal logging, or everything illegal. That's what is being reported and gets paid. That has no receipt. If that's what you're referring to, Mr. Speaker. That whether there is a receipt or not," he said. Citing COA-DBM (Department of Budget and Management) Joint Circular 2015-01, Manuel said the DENT could opt to submit documentary proof, such as a voucher or invoice to substantiate the utilization of funds. According to Manuel, failure of the DENR to submit a receipt for using the CIF may potentially have detrimental consequences to the government. "The important thing, Mr. Speaker, is that every expenditure must have proof of where it was spent. There can't be anything. If it is not a receipt, other alternatives will prove where it is actually used," Manuel said. The post DENR still wants P13M in confidential funds, despite not using it appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 26th, 2023Related News

More cities suspend classes due to Taal’s volcanic smog

Several towns in Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, and southern parts of Metro Manila suspended classes on Friday, 22 September due to the health hazards brought by the volcanic smog or vog emitted by Taal Volcano. Here is the list of municipalities that canceled classes today: Batangas (all levels; public and private): Balayan, Balete, Calaga, Calatagan, Lian, Nasugbu, Lemery, Tanauan City, Taal, Tuy, San Nicolas Cavite (all levels; public and private): Alfonso, Amadeo, Bacoor City, Carmona, Cavite City, Dasmariñas City, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo (Bailen), Gen. Mariano Alvarez, Gen. Trias, Indang, Imus, Kawit, Magallanes, Mendez, Maragondon, Naic, Noveleta, Rosario, Silang, Ternate, Trece Martires, Tagaytay City, Tanza. Laguna (all levels; public and private):  San Pedro Metro Manila (all levels; public and private): Las Piñas and Muntinlupa. Taal's volcanic smog According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology in its advisory on Thursday afternoon, the vog coming out of Taal contains a high amount of sulfur dioxide which is acidic and can cause irritation of the eyes, throat, and respiratory tract. "People who may be particularly sensitive to vog are those with health conditions such as asthma, lung disease, and heart disease, the elderly, pregnant women and children," the advisory said. The advisory also asks the public to limit outdoor activities, shut the doors and windows to block out the vog, wear an N95 facemask, and drink water to reduce any throat irritation or constriction. The post More cities suspend classes due to Taal’s volcanic smog appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 21st, 2023Related News

20 years later, Bea Alonzo, Dennis Trillo reunite in ‘Love Before Sunrise’

Twenty years since working together at ABS-CBN’s K2BU show, two of the Philippines’ most celebrated stars, Bea Alonzo and Dennis Trillo, are reuniting for a TV series under GMA Network and Viu Philippines. Their latest collaboration, Love Before Sunrise, promises to be an intricate tale of lost love and missed opportunities that will mine the maturity and skills of the two well-honed artists. The press conference for Love Before Sunrise was held at Cinema 2 of SM Megamall on a rainy Saturday afternoon, 16 September, graced by key members of the cast including Andrea Torres, Sid Lucero, Ricky Davao, Jackie Lou Blanco, Isay Alvarez, Rodjun Cruz and Matet de Leon. But all eyes, of course, were on the two lead stars who were back in each other’s company after two decades. “For me, it feels familiar, but at the same time it feels all new, so it’s a different feeling. But I love this feeling because there’s this level of trust kasi pareho kaming ni-launch sa (because both of us were launched at) Star Circle,” said Alonzo of her co-star. “I feel na I can trust him and I feel na kahit na magkalayo kami ng matagal na panahon, naging fan niya ako from the sidelines (I feel that I can trust him and I feel that even though we were apart for a long time, I became his fan from the sidelines),” she continued. The 35-year-old actress added, “I’ve seen him grow as an actor so I just feel lucky and honored working with him on this one.” Alonzo admitted to feeling a touch of unease on the first day of filming for Love Before Sunrise. “At first, mahirap kasi kailangan ninyo munang makilala ulit ‘yung isa’t isa (At first, it was hard because you had to get to know each other again).” “But then, we’re professional actors, so we got over that easily. We had to make the scene work,” she added. Love Before Sunrise will premiere in advance on Viu Philippines starting 23 September, offering 48 hours of exclusive streaming before it officially airs on GMA Telebabad on 25 September. The series unravels the story of ex-lovers Atom (Dennis) and Stella (Bea) who parted ways upon realizing they had found love at the wrong time. But years later, their paths cross again, and they find themselves regretting the loss of each other while trapped in unhappy marriages. This reunion drama is helmed by Mark Sicat dela Cruz with associate director Carlo Cannu assisting, and produced by the GMA Entertainment Group. The post 20 years later, Bea Alonzo, Dennis Trillo reunite in ‘Love Before Sunrise’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: EditorialSep 18th, 2023Related News

Guardians of the seas

The Philippine Navy formally added two fast boats to its Alvarez-class patrol vessels. The former Cyclone-class patrol ships of the US Navy are now in service of the Philippine Fleet’s Littoral Combat Force as BRP Valentin Diaz-PS177 and BRP Ladislao Diwa (PS178) in honor of two Filipino patriots who were among the founding members of the Katipunan, which ignited the Philippine Revolution against Spain in the 19th century. Paoay, Ilocos Norte-native Valentin Diaz was also a signatory in the Pact of Biak-na-Bato while Ladislao Diwa from San Roque, Cavite was instrumental in affecting the surrender of the Spanish forces in the province. Department of National Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro underscored that the acquisition of these vessels was a welcome and timely addition “because the sooner we can complete our littoral defenses the sooner we can pursue a more robust position in defending our sovereign rights in the 200-nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone and under jurisdictions of the Republic of the Philippines.” In March 2023 at Manama in Bahrain, the Philippines formally accepted the former USS Monsoon (PC4) and USS Chinook (PC9) following their decommissioning from the US Navy in accordance with the Excess Defense Articles program. As Secretary Teodoro described this acquisition as a symbol of the continuing cooperation and collaboration between the Philippine and the United States. US Embassy in the Philippines Ambassador to the Philippines MaryKay Carlson reaffirmed US support “as the Philippines continues its courageous stand to uphold the international order and defend its rights in the West Philippine Sea.” The Philippine Navy eyes the deployment of these vessels in “the soonest possible time” upon the completion of reactivation activities and specialized training of the crews “to ensure the optimal and efficient use of these vessels, its machinery, sensors and weapon systems.” “We can expect that soon, BRP Valentin Diaz and BRP Ladislao Diwa will inherit the critical roles played by their predecessor, BRP General Mariano Alvarez-PS38, currently deployed at Naval Forces Western Mindanao,” he added. These formidable platforms will complement the navy’s fast-attack interdiction crafts and multipurpose attack crafts in carrying out various naval, support to law enforcement, and humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations within the littoral waters of the country’s porous borders and vast maritime environment. The post Guardians of the seas appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 15th, 2023Related News

Restored ‘Home Along Da Riles’ kicks off celebration of Phl film industry month

The cast of the popular ‘90s sitcom Home Along Da Riles came together to celebrate the opening of Philippine Film Industry Month last 1 September with a free screening of the restored and remastered version of its 1993 movie adaptation. Present during the premiere were the kids of Dolphy’s iconic character Kevin Cosme, starting with Claudine Barretto (Bing), Vandolph Quizon (Baldo), Boy 2 Quizon (Estong), Smokey Manaloto (Bill) and Gio Alvarez (Bob). They were also joined by Maybelyn dela Cruz (Maybe Madamba), Dang Cruz (Yaya Roxanne) and Nova Villa (Aling Ason). Nova Villa highlighted the significant role that laughter and comedy play in Philippine culture, saying “Ngayon ay ating sariwain ang 13 years na pinasaya tayo ng Cosme family. Sariwang-sariwa pa rin po ang Home Along da Riles sa mga kwentuhan sa bahay bahay, ayan po ang nagagawa ng comedy, kultura ng Pinoy yan, nakakatulong po ang comedy sa atin, napapagaan natin ang mabibigat na problema at mga hinaing sa buhay.” With the theme “Tuloy pa rin ang Tawanan,” the FDCP’s month-long showcase is dedicated to paying tribute to iconic Filipino comedians, such as Dolphy, TVJ (Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon), Eugene Domingo, Ai-ai Delas Alas, Michael V, Vice Ganda and many others who have played pivotal roles in shaping and enriching local film and TV culture. Film lovers can enjoy more ABS-CBN restored comedy classics for free at the Rizal Open Air Auditorium and all Cinematheques for the whole month of September. The lineup includes Here Comes the Bride (13 September), Ang Tanging Ina (26 September) and Daddy O, Baby O! (28 September). The post Restored ‘Home Along Da Riles’ kicks off celebration of Phl film industry month appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 9th, 2023Related News

Onion farmers seek imports freeze

Onion farmers on Monday asked the Department of Agriculture to delay importation as they argued local stocks are still enough until December and onion prices had fallen. Efren Alvarez, an onion farmer in Nueva Ecija, said importing onions is unnecessary as local stocks in cold storage could last until the first week of December. He added farmers will start planting the next season this month which can be harvested in the last week of the same month. “We still have a lot of onions in cold storage facilities. We have not sold them for seven months now,” he said in a forum with agriculture officials. “There will still be onion supply in the last week of December if heavy rains do not damage the crops,” Alvarez added. With the high volumes of imported onions, Alvarez said local farmers have been earning less or below the range of P100 to P170 per kilo. These statements came after the DA allowed in August the importation of 6,152 metric tons of yellow onions, out of which 196 metric tons already arrived in the country. Agriculture officials expect the rest of the imported onions to follow in the next few months. “We request the government to delay the release of imported onions into the market so we can sell our stocks. The release of permits for imported onions came at the wrong time,” Alvarez said. DA spokesperson Rex Estoperez said the government will extend its discussions with other stakeholders to ensure there is no oversupply of onions and to maintain a healthy balance between the farmer incomes and the amount consumers are able to pay. “It’s possible that too much imported onions are flooding the market which has lowered farmer incomes, and we’ll be looking into possible leaks of supply from imported onions,” he said. He added that imported onions can be stored further to give way to local onions. “Onions can be stored for four months and still remain edible,” Estoperez said. He stressed the government seeks imported onions to ensure there will be no supply shortage, especially in the next quarter this year when Filipinos will be gathering over food for Christmas celebrations. “We don’t want onion prices to surge, similar to what happened in December last year when prices reached P700 to P800 per kilo. And so I also ask you to not try to hide onions for profiteering,” Estoperez said. The post Onion farmers seek imports freeze appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 4th, 2023Related News