A look at the top new signings in the Spanish league

MADRID --- After several summers of no major offseason signings, both Real Madrid and Atltico Madrid have spent big to revamp their squads in an attempt to dethrone Spanish champion Barcelona. Eden Hazard arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu with the expectation of becoming Real Madrid's new leader. The Spanish powerhouse paid Chelsea a club-record fee of 100 million euros ($113 million), plus add-ons, to secure the 28-year-old Belgium midfielder. Atltico smashed its own transfer record by meeting Benfica's 126-million-euro ($143 million) price tag for 19-year-old Joo Flix, the promising Portuguese star who many say could be the next Cristiano Ronaldo. Atltico's previous top signin...

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High hopes for Pinoy golfers in SEAG
Aidric Chan’s breakthrough win in the Junior World, the Philippines’ sweep of the Indonesian Amateur Open plus Bianca Pagdanganan’s impressive start in the LPGA Q-School have more than fortified the country’s preparations for this year’s 30th Southeast Asian Games.
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Julia Barretto Contradicts Dennis Padilla’s Statement About Gerald’s “Panliligaw”?
Julia Barretto and Dennis Padilla have different statement regarding Gerald Anderson’s “panliligaw” Kapamilya actress Julia Barretto appeared to be contradicting the statement of her father Dennis Padilla regarding the “panliligaw” of her Between Maybes co-star Gerald Anderson. Julia and Gerald are accused of cheating against Bea Alonzo, the ex-girlfriend of the actor who said that […] The post Julia Barretto Contradicts Dennis Padilla’s Statement About Gerald’s “Panliligaw”? appeared first on Philippine News.
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Johnson seeks to push Trump at fractious G7
BIARRITZ, France --- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Sunday seek to persuade President Donald Trump to offer flexibility on trade and also win concessions from the EU on Brexit, at a G7 summit hosted by France marked by stark divisions. Johnson was to hold his long-awaited first face-to-face meeting as premier with Trump in the southern French resort of Biarritz and also at midday talk with EU Council President Donald Tusk after a bitter verbal spat the day earlier. Host President Emmanuel Macron wants to make the three-day meeting of the Group of Seven nations that started Saturday, an example for international forums but the first day was marked by EU leaders rou...Keep on reading: Johnson seeks to push Trump at fractious G7
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Weathering With You Proves That Not Even a Storm Can Get in the Way of Love
Can Makoto Shinkai’s latest film live up to Your Name?
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South Korea begins annual war games to defend against Japan
SEOUL --- South Korea Sunday began two days of war games to practise defending disputed islands off its east coast against an unlikely attack from Japan, further stoking tensions between the Asian neighbors. The annual drills come just days after Seoul terminated a military intelligence-sharing pact with Tokyo, with the countries at loggerheads over Japan's use of forced labor during World War II. The two-day exercise will involve warships and aircraft, the South Korean navy said in a text message without providing more detail. The drill -- re-named "East Sea territory defense training" -- will solidify the military's resolve to defend the Dokdo islands and the area surround...Keep on reading: South Korea begins annual war games to defend against Japan
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NASA investigating first crime committed in space — report
WASHINGTON --- US space agency NASA is investigating what may be the first crime committed in outer space, The New York Times reported Saturday. Astronaut Anne McClain is accused of identity theft and improperly accessing her estranged wife's private financial records while on a sixth-month mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the Times said. The astronaut's spouse Summer Worden filed a complaint earlier this year with the Federal Trade Commission after learning McClain had accessed her bank account without permission, while Worden's family filed another with NASA's Office of Inspector General, according to the newspaper. McClain's lawyer said the astronaut ...Keep on reading: NASA investigating first crime committed in space — report
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LIST: Flights canceled on August 25 due to bad weather
The Manila International Airport Authority announced that a flight on Sunday is canceled due to bad weather at its destination.
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Gerald Anderson’s Mom Lambasts Bea Alonzo: “Ayaw kita para sa anak ko”
Mom of Gerald Anderson lambasted Bea Alonzo The mother of Gerald Anderson, Evangeline ‘Vangie’ Opsima, lambasted Bea Alonzo amid the controversial breakup and the issue of her son with Julia Barretto. For several days, the issue about Bea, Gerald, and Julia has been a trending topic on social media. The three of them already aired […] The post Gerald Anderson’s Mom Lambasts Bea Alonzo: “Ayaw kita para sa anak ko” appeared first on Philippine News.
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Chef Tony Now Has Baby-Back-Rib Potato Chips
They have more than popcorn!
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Google could be your twin moron if you do not make it your slave
Big loose shirt dress, fluffy pillow, cool rain outside, uncombed morning hair, really good fiction. Except for the book that requires my full attention to matter, the rest would require a one-time or no effort on my part at all. Those were the days. Now, some powerful presence stalks even my ...
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Pagdanganan forces 3-way tie with 70
Just a stroke behind halfway leader Riley Rennell of the US, Pagdanganan birdied three of the first eight holes of the Arnold Palmer layout to wrest control but stumbled with three bogeys against a birdie in a nine-hole stretch from No. 9, needing to birdie the closing par-5 hole to salvage a 34-36 and gain a piece of the lead at 207.
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South Korea begins annual war games to defend against Japan
SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea on Sunday, August 25, began two days of war games to practise defending disputed islands off its east coast against an unlikely attack from Japan, further stoking tensions between the Asian neighbors. The annual drills come just days after Seoul terminated a military intelligence-sharing pact with Tokyo , with the ...
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Team USA bares 12-man roster for FIBA World Cup
They officially kick off their 2019 FIBA World Cup campaign on September 1 when the face the Czech Republic.
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Tom Holland on Sony-Disney impasse: Spider-Man will be 'different but equally as awesome and amazing'
MANILA, Philippines – Even as fans continue to hold on to the hope that everyone's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is staying in the Marvel Cinematic Universe , actor Tom Holland seems to have accepted a future away from the shared cinematic universe.  "It’s been five amazing years. I’ve had the time of my life. Who ...
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NASA investigating 1st crime committed in space – report
WASHINGTON, United States – United States space agency NASA is investigating what may be the first crime committed in outer space, The New York Times reported Saturday, August 24. Astronaut Anne McClain is accused of identity theft and improperly accessing her estranged wife's private financial records while on a 6-month mission aboard ...
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'Star Wars' and 'Frozen 2' footage wows Disney fan fest
ANAHEIM, USA — New Star Wars footage, sequels to Frozen, and Black Panther, and an animated epic fantasy about dragons were among a raft of movies presented to screaming fans at Disney's D23 convention Saturday, August 24. (LIST: Disney's big announcements at the D23 expo 2019 ) Hollywood's reigning hitmaker Disney set out a full roster of ...
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Valdez elated with Creamline's confidence-boosting win over Petro Gazz
The dominant nature of the win, Valdez says, will only boost their confidence.
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North Korea tests new ‘super-large’ multiple rocket launcher
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un has supervised a test-firing of what it calls "newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher."   The Korean Central News Agency says Saturday's weapons test was successful and cited Kim as saying the rocket launcher is "indeed a great weapon."   The report likely referred to the projectile launches that South Korea detected on Saturday morning.   South Korea's military said North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast and that they flew about 380 kilometers (236 miles) at the maximum altitude of 97 kilometers (60 miles).   North Korea has be...Keep on reading: North Korea tests new ‘super-large’ multiple rocket launcher
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As 'Ineng' moves away, a new potential tropical cyclone is brewing
The new LPA PAGASA is monitoring is seen to develop into a tropical cyclone while inside the Philippine area of responsibility.
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When it comes to Ultherapy, Belo is top of mind in PH
For the first time, the Belo Medical Group bagged the top prize at this year's Merz Aesthetics Tala Awards. The annual event held Aug. 17 recognized the country's top-producing clinics with BMG honored as the Grand Winner of the Ultherapy Transducer Award. "This is the first time we've won the Ultherapy award which is given to the clinic that has had the most number of Ultheras done in a year," Belo said. "Nine months ago, I gave my team a challenge. I told them that I really wanted to win an Ultherapy award this year and they really came and supported me." The award is just the latest the group has received since Belo put up her own practice 29 years ago. She says Ulthera has ...Keep on reading: When it comes to Ultherapy, Belo is top of mind in PH
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10 Running Shoes That Will Make You Want to Hit the Gym
These stylish kicks will give you the support you need for your next workout.
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Goodbye, desserts: Android Q now officially called Android 10
MANILA, Philippines – Google recently announced that they would be dropping the dessert-themed monikers of Android starting with the next system update, which is now officially called Android 10 rather than Android Q.  "As a global operating system, it's important that these names are clear and relatable ...
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Canceled flight(s) on Sunday, August 25, 2019
MANILA, Philippines - The Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) announced on Sunday the cancelation of an international flight due to inclement weather.   In an advisory, Miaa said that the following flight has been canceled.   Xiamen Air MF 828 Manila - Xiamen   The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that inclement moderate to heavy rains are expected in many parts of the country due to the southwest monsoon and localized thunderstorms. /gsg  ...Keep on reading: Canceled flight(s) on Sunday, August 25, 2019
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'Breaking Bad' sequel movie out on Netflix in October
ANAHEIM, USA — A Breaking Bad film set after the events of the hit television show and centered on meth addict-turned-cook Jesse Pinkman will be released on Netflix in October, the streaming giant said Saturday, August 24. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie will pick up the story after Pinkman escaped ...
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ASEAN lawmakers: Free De Lima, drop charges vs opposition
MANILA, Philippines – Asian legislators as well as members of liberal and democratic parties in the region are seeking the release of jailed opposition Senator Leila de Lima and the dropping of “politically motivated” charges against other opposition leaders. The ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) and the ...
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Next iPhone to have 'Pro' version, shatter-proof body
MANILA, Philippines – Apple is once again expected to unveil 3 new iPhone models at its annual launch event this September. This year, however, the company is debuting a new moniker to help define their flagship line of smartphones.  According to a report from Bloomberg , 2 ...
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Pagasa sees wet, cloudy Sunday
MANILA, Philippines -- A cloudy, rainy Sunday is expected due to the southwest monsoon and localized thunderstorms, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.   In its 4 a.m weather bulletin, Pagasa said cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will be experienced over Metro Manila, Ilocos region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Zambales, Bataan, Batanes and Babuyan group of islands.   Pagasa said residents in affected areas should watch out for possible flashfloods and landslides.   The rest of the country, meanwhile, will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies wit...Keep on reading: Pagasa sees wet, cloudy Sunday
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10 Bookshops in London for the Traveling Bookworm
We recommend bringing an empty luggage.
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Tropical storm traps 14 in Taiwan before heading to China
TAIPEI, Taiwan - A landslide triggered by a tropical storm stranded 14 people in Taiwan as the weather disturbance headed for China's southeastern coast on Sunday morning.   Tropical Storm Bailu brought heavy rain and winds up to 118 kilometers (73 miles) per hour as it crossed the southern half of Taiwan.   Fourteen tourists were among those trapped after the landslide in Hualien county. About 450 people were evacuated around the island and 12,000 households were without power late Saturday afternoon.   At least six people were injured, including a 79-year-old man who was knocked off his motorcycle and another man of the same age injured by glass tha...Keep on reading: Tropical storm traps 14 in Taiwan before heading to China
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North Korea's Kim oversaw test of 'multiple rocket launcher' – KCNA
SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un again supervised the test-firing of a "newly developed" weapon, state media reported Sunday, August 25 – further muddying the waters for any resumption of denuclearization talks. South Korea's military had said the North launched what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles ...
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Strip down, saddle up: Naked bikers hit Philadelphia streets
PHILADELPHIA - Hundreds of bicyclists have been caught with their pants down --- and their shirts and underwear off, too.   The cyclists gathered in a Philadelphia park on Saturday to disrobe before saddling up and setting off on the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride.     About 3,000 riders pedal a 10-mile (16-kilometer) course around the City of Brotherly Love while taking in sights including Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, organizers say.   Some riders wear their birthday suits while others flaunt their underwear or sport just a splash of body paint and glitter.   Melanie and James O'Connor, who painted each other's nude body ...Keep on reading: Strip down, saddle up: Naked bikers hit Philadelphia streets
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Plane crash in Ecuador's Amazon region kills 4
QUITO, Ecuador – A Cessna 182 airplane crashed in Ecuador's Amazon region , killing all 4 people aboard, authorities said Saturday, August 24. The plane was carrying a pilot and 3 passengers, the civil aviation authority said. The cause of the crash was not immediately known but an investigation has been launched. The ...
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USA sets final World Cup roster as Lakers' Kuzma exits
  NEW YORK, USA – The final United States roster of NBA players for the Basketball World Cup is set after a left ankle injury forced out Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, USA Basketball said Saturday, August 24. The news came hours after the Americans lost to Australia, ...
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'Marawi recovering from scars of fierce battle,' says Mayor Gandamra
MARAWI CITY, Philippines – More than two years after Marawi City was reduced to rubble , there are signs that the city has begun recovering from the scars inflicted by the May 2017 siege, according to its chief. Speaking at the 79th charter day anniversary of Marawi on Monday, August ...
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10 Filipino Words That Just Can't Be Translated Properly
Try explaining usog to someone who doesn't speak the language.
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Powerful, obscure law is basis for Trump ‘order’ on trade
BIARRITZ, France - President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted "order" to U.S. businesses to cut ties in China amid a spiraling trade war between the two nations.     China's announcement Friday that it was raising tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. imports sent Trump into a rage and White House aides scrambling for a response.   Trump fired off on Twitter, declaring American companies "are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China."   He later clarified that he was threatening to make use of the International Emergency ...Keep on reading: Powerful, obscure law is basis for Trump ‘order’ on trade
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Disney teases ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ more at convention
ANAHEIM, Calif. - At the Walt Disney Company's biannual D23 convention, a faint image of the "Star Wars" character Emperor Palpatine in the background of a new poster can cause as much of a stir as actual appearances from movie stars such as Angelina Jolie and Dwayne Johnson.       But that's no surprise for the most powerful studio in the world, whose characters are stars as big, if not bigger, than the A-listers playing them --- at least for the people attending the company's fan convention.   Even the word "fan" is too impersonal for this kind of loyalty. As Walt Disney Studios co-chairman Alan Horn told the audience Saturday: "You're not just...Keep on reading: Disney teases ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ more at convention
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8-year-old killed, 3 others injured in St. Louis shooting
ST. LOUIS - Police say an 8-year-old girl has been killed and three others injured in a shooting near a high school in St. Louis.   The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the shooting happened about 8 p.m. Friday outside Harold's Chop Suey restaurant in the city's Academy neighborhood.   Police Chief John Hayden said the girl, identified by police as Jurnee Thompson, and her family had attended a football exhibition about a block away at Soldan High School.   Hayden says fights broke out at the event, and police tried to clear the area when shots rang out.   Police say the injured included two 16-year-old boys and 64-year-old woman.   H...Keep on reading: 8-year-old killed, 3 others injured in St. Louis shooting
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Brazilian troops deploy to fight Amazon fires
RIO DE JANEIRO - Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday were deploying in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry.     President Jair Bolsonaro also tried to temper global concern, saying previously deforested areas had burned and that intact rainforest was spared. Even so, the fires were likely to be urgently discussed at a summit of the Group of Seven leaders in France this weekend.   Some 44,000 troops will be available for "unprecedented" operations to put out the fires, and forces are heading to six Brazilian states that asked for federal help, D...Keep on reading: Brazilian troops deploy to fight Amazon fires
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Tropical Storm Dorian forms in Atlantic, likely to grow
MIAMI - A newly formed tropical depression has strengthened into the fourth tropical storm of this year's Atlantic hurricane season.   The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Tropical Storm Dorian is moving west and could reach hurricane strength Tuesday.   At 5 p.m. EDT, the storm's center was located at about 725 miles (1,165 kilometers) east-southeast of Barbados and was moving west at 12 mph (19 kph). Maximum sustained winds were clocked at 40 mph (64 kph).   Dennis Feltgen of the hurricane center said that it's too early to tell exactly what path the storm will take. Residents of the central and northern Lesser Antilles should monitor the st...Keep on reading: Tropical Storm Dorian forms in Atlantic, likely to grow
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Lack of trainers, poor LGU support stall RH drive
MANILA, Philippines --- For all the glut of information on sex found on the net and various data platforms, misconceptions persist on most contraceptive methods, panelists and health workers said during a recent campaign program on family planning.   For a lot of men, vasectomy might well be death by a thousand cuts, if resistance against it were a gauge.   "Compared to tubal ligation among women, vasectomy among men is cheaper and safer," said Beth Dumaran, vice president of the Midwives Association of the Philippines, who has been giving premarriage orientation and counseling to couples, where family planning methods are discussed.   But you cannot ...Keep on reading: Lack of trainers, poor LGU support stall RH drive
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Ilocos Norte bears brunt of ‘Ineng’
Ilocos Norte was placed under a state of calamity as Severe Tropical Storm "Ineng" left parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, underwater on Saturday. At least two persons were confirmed dead in Ilocos.   The state weather bureau also reported on Saturday a low pressure area (LPA) 1,735 kilometers east of Mindanao and still out of the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR).   The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said ankle-deep to knee-deep floods hit several parts of the metropolis.   Among the flooded areas were Roxas Boulevard (0.254 meters), Chino Roces Avenue (0.48 m) in Makati, and Magallanes (0.2 m).   Quirino Avenue, Plaz...Keep on reading: Ilocos Norte bears brunt of ‘Ineng’
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Of drugs and love affairs—or why have a Matteo-and-Anne weekend
Last Thursday was movie marathon night, but guests invited to this private showing by Swatch lasted the entire time, from late afternoon to close to midnight, primarily because "Mina-Anud" and "Just a Stranger" were worth it. It was Virgie Ramos' endearing way of supporting two artists she admires, Matteo Guidicelli and Anne Curtis. Ramos, the maverick entrepreneur behind the Swiss brand in the Philippines, wanted friends and colleagues to see these movies at the Director's Lounge at The Podium, not only because of Matteo and Anne, but also because of their interesting stories. "Mina-Anud," directed by Kerwin Go, stars Dennis Trillo, Jerald Napoles and Guidicelli in a special r...Keep on reading: Of drugs and love affairs—or why have a Matteo-and-Anne weekend
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COA flags LLDA for failure to collect P29.46M in fees
MANILA, Philippines --- The Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) has failed to collect some P29.46 million in required fees in 2018 from operators of fish pens and fish cages in Laguna de Bay, according to the Commission on Audit (COA).   In its annual audit report, the COA said that of the 3,308 fish cage and fish pen owners, only 110 or 3.3 percent paid their dues.   Under existing rules, the LLDA is required to collect P6,000 per hectare covered by fish pens, and P4,200 per hectare occupied by fish cages.   If the fees are uncollected, the agency withholds the issuance of annual permits.   "In 2018, it appears that the delinquent operato...Keep on reading: COA flags LLDA for failure to collect P29.46M in fees
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Gina Lopez: Breaking the norm, she made friends and foes
Close to her last day on earth, Gina Lopez was still giving encouraging words to friends and coworkers to push on with their projects to protect the environment and help impoverished communities even as she was losing her own battle with cancer.   Jen Santos, director of Bantay Kalikasan, ABS-CBN Foundation's environmental arm, had gotten in touch with Lopez at the hospital more than a week before she died to give her some good news---the establishment of two new project sites for poor and indigenous communities in Samar province.   "She replied that she was proud of what the organization has achieved," Santos said. "She really believed in area development, 'com...Keep on reading: Gina Lopez: Breaking the norm, she made friends and foes
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Will scream, will spend – all for ‘saranghaeyo!’
The very picture of unrequited love, a K-pop fan stood beside the barricade of a concert ground, desperate for a single glance, a quick touch and the music of that declaration of love: "Saranghaeyo." But despite the shortness of her breath and the chilling in her bones, she had never felt more alive. "My biggest achievement as a fan was being able to stand beside the stage barricade," says Lorraine Toledo, a 23-year-old medical student and fan of the K-pop group iKON. "I was able to get close to [my idols], say hi to them and touch their faces. Not everyone would have that chance." Toledo is just one of the legions of Filipinos spiraling into Korean fandom, spending not only vit...Keep on reading: Will scream, will spend – all for ‘saranghaeyo!’
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Zoo celebrity: China-bound Bei Bei soon saying bye-bye to US
WASHINGTON --- He didn't blow out any candles, but the Washington National Zoo's giant panda Bei Bei appeared to enjoy celebrating his fourth birthday on Thursday, his last before being shipped back to China.   The roly-poly black-and-white bear, one of the zoo's star attractions, was treated to a colorful "panda-friendly" frozen cake made of fruit, carrots, sweet potatoes, sugarcane and bamboo, the zoo announced.   The birthday celebration for Bei Bei --- his name is pronounced "Bay Bay" --- could be viewed live thanks to the zoo's "Panda Cam," which broadcasts scenes of the 4-year-old and his siblings and parents from their enclosure round-the-clock.  ...Keep on reading: Zoo celebrity: China-bound Bei Bei soon saying bye-bye to US
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Viva la comida
  Successfully staging high-profile concerts featuring the biggest names in the entertainment industry and high-profile events such as the Mutya ng Pilipinas beauty pageant and the Metro Manila Film Festival brings a natural high that only few other jobs can.   And for a while there, Vicente Raphael del Rosario IV lived chasing that high. The problem was, it wore off almost as soon as the stage was cleared and the sound of music faded away.   The 34-year-old Del Rosario, youngest of the four children of film, music and concert producer Vic del Rosario Jr., founder of the Viva Group of Companies, understandably wanted more.   The search for tha...Keep on reading: Viva la comida
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