ONE: No pressure for Belingon as he gears up for 4th Fernandes showdown

MANILA, Philippines---Kevin Belingon and Bibiano Fernandes have faced each other three times but this saga could finally be coming to an end. The latest installment in the series, which is unheard of in ONE Championship, is set to take place at ONE: Century on Oct. 13 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo and Belingon is ready to meet his foe again. "I feel no pressure at all," said Belingon of his fight for the ONE World bantamweight title. "I've been waiting for this fight since March." "I've been in this situation before and even though a lot of eyes will be glued to this match, I feel hungry and more motivated to perform and to win." Fernandes holds a 2-1 edge over Belingon, ...

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Beauty and brains, with talent to boot
Before she became "Insatiable's" beauty queen-to-beat Magnolia, the lovely daughter of Bob (Christopher Gorham) and Etta Mae Barnard (Carly Hughes), Erinn Westbrook portrayed the Cheerios' team captain Bree in "Glee." But it would be foolhardy to dismiss the 28-year-old actress as "just another pretty face." We were thrilled to chitchat with the dusky beauty on the set of "Insatiable" in Atlanta early this year---after all, it isn't every day that we meet a true-blue "triple threat"---with brains to boot! Just in case you didn't know, dear reader, Erinn earned her college degree at Harvard before she began acting professionally. "Yes, I played a cheerleader in 'Glee,'" she l...Keep on reading: Beauty and brains, with talent to boot
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How Honne’s music exposes hidden feelings, meanings
Honne might still be considered a "rising" independent electronic pop act internationally. But the duo composed of British singer-producer Andy Clutterbuck and producer James Hatcher has a big enough following in the Philippines that it had to return to Manila for the fourth time recently. This time, Honne came back for an ambitious seven-show, seven-day showcase at seven Ayala Mall properties around the metro, with fellow indie-pop duo, joan, in tow. Why do they keep coming back? Andrew and James told the Inquirer during a recent roundtable interview to promote the series of shows that it's the fans, the food, the scenery and how different this side of the world is from the...Keep on reading: How Honne’s music exposes hidden feelings, meanings
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‘Real fight’ begins for contestants of ‘The Clash’s’ 2nd season
Most of the 12 aspirants in the second season of the GMA 7 talent search, "The Clash," say they consider fellow contender Jeremiah Tiangco as "the threat." "It's because there's this unique quality in his voice that makes me gasp and say, 'Wow.' I've already noticed this while we were attending our workshop," says fellow "Clasher" Aljon Gutierrez of Oriental Mindoro. Al Fritz agrees: "Sobrang husay, and to think he is still very young. I consider him a threat because we both come from Cavite. "Also, we have different skill sets, so if we get pitted against each other, I might have a hard time matching his performance." Even a female contestant like Janina Gonzales...Keep on reading: ‘Real fight’ begins for contestants of ‘The Clash’s’ 2nd season
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LOTTO RESULT November 18, 2019
LOTTO RESULT November 18, 2019 – Draws for 6/55 Grand Lotto, 6/45 Mega Lotto LOTTO RESULT November 18, 2019 – Here is the official result of the 6/55 Grand Lotto and the 6/45 Mega Lotto draw for today, Monday, November 18, 2019. The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office or more commonly known as PCSO got five […] The post LOTTO RESULT November 18, 2019 appeared first on Philippine News.
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Hide and seek
In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. — 1 Peter 1:3
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Taking advantage of the ignorant
Some people think they are smarter than others especially when trying to pull one over the other. I recently sent out someone to buy medicines and vitamins at the EDSA Crossing area where a drugstore is located.
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Cheaper medicines for real
Thankfully, the Department ofHealth is not content to just sit on their handswhile waiting for the UHC Law to come to fruition.
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The Palanca Awards and Book Notes
The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature celebrated its 69th year last week, acknowledging 56 authors out of 1,167 entries in 22 categories. The Awards are profoundly important to our cultural growth and nationhood. If I had the power, I would give the Palanca Foundation the highest honors this Republic can bestow.
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SEA Games: Are we ready?
Are all our Filipino Southeast Asian Games athletes ready to face their challengers?
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Special powers
The list reads like something being implemented in China or Vietnam:
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EDITORIAL – Clarify her role
Probably because no one expected her to accept the offer, the powers and functions of the new anti-drug czar remain unclear.
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Duterte apologizes to rice farmers over low prices
President Duterte has apologized to farmers for the government’s shortcomings to the agriculture sector, but he is not inclined to seek the repeal of the rice tariffication law, which is said to be hurting the livelihood of farm workers.
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‘Buy Filipino’ for Philippines defense — Recto
Increased defense spending should be accompanied by more purchases of locally made defense and police equipment, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said.
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DILG vows support for Green Climate Fund project
The Department of the Interior and Local Government has pledged support for the first Green Climate Fund project in the country.
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IN PHOTOS: 2019 UAAP Cheerdance Competition
With a Pinoy Pride-inspired routine, NU clinched their sixth cheerdance championship in the last seven years.
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'No way but up' for NU Pep Squad after back-to-back romp
    MANILA, Philippines – Once again, the NU Pep Squad proved why it's without doubt the UAAP’s best cheerdance group after winning back-to-back championships in the 2019 Cheerdance Competition on Sunday, November 17. The group has grown so well under head coach Ghicka Bernabe that the best opponent they ...
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Former Sri Lankan defense chief wins presidential vote
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka --- Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a former defense official revered by Sri Lanka's ethnic majority for his role in ending a bloody civil war but feared by minorities for his brutal approach, registered a comfortable victory on Sunday in the nation's presidential election. Elections chief Mahinda Deshapriya announced the official results that Rajapaksa won more than 6.9 million votes in Saturday's election, 1.3 million votes more than his closest rival, Housing Minister Sajith Premadasa. Rajapaksa's percentage of the vote was 52.25%, well above the 50% plus one vote needed for victory. Premadasa conceded defeat to Rajapaksa, saying he would honor the decision of the ...Keep on reading: Former Sri Lankan defense chief wins presidential vote
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UK government, military covered up war crimes – report
LONDON, United Kingdom – The UK government and military covered up credible evidence of war crimes by British soldiers against civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to an investigation by the BBC and the Sunday Times. Leaks from two government-ordered inquiries into the conduct of troops in the conflicts implicated troops ...
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Alab Pilipinas obliterated in ABL season debut
MANILA, Philippines – Alab Pilipinas got dealt a harsh reality check after its season debut in the ASEAN Basketball League ended in a horror 76-111 beating from Mono Vampire on Sunday, November 17.  A blazing 31-12 start was all Mono Vampire – electrified by their fans at the Stadium29 in ...
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China carrier fleet passes near rival Taiwan
TAIPEI --- A Chinese aircraft carrier fleet passed near Taiwan on Sunday, prompting the self-governing island to scramble ships and jets to monitor the situation. Taiwan's defense ministry said the southbound Chinese fleet passed into the Taiwan Strait but stayed on China's side of the waterway that separates the island from China. The ministry said Taiwan scrambled ships and jets to monitor the fleet. U.S. and Japanese ships were also following the Chinese fleet, the ministry said without giving details. China has passed aircraft carriers into the strait since Taiwan President Tsai lng-wen took office in 2016. China resents Tsai for declining to see Taiwan and China as parts...Keep on reading: China carrier fleet passes near rival Taiwan
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Pope Francis: ‘Greed of a few’ worsens poverty of others
VATICAN CITY --- Pope Francis on Sunday decried that the "greed of a few" wealthy people is compounding the plight of the poor and lamented the lack of concern about growing income gaps between the haves and have-nots. Pope Francis celebrated a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica dedicated to heightening awareness about poor people worldwide. "We go our way in haste, without worrying that gaps are increasing, that the greed of a few is adding to the poverty of many others,'' Pope Francis said in his homily, with poor people among the people accorded seats in the basilica for the Mass. Keeping a tradition of his papacy, Pope Francis invited indigent persons to dine with him at the V...Keep on reading: Pope Francis: ‘Greed of a few’ worsens poverty of others
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Renault-Nissan alliance in flux a year after Ghosn shock
PARIS, France – A year on from the shock fall of boss Carlos Ghosn , the Renault-Nissan automobile alliance is bent on a reboot to leave behind the upheaval and dust kicked up by the affair. The giant task falls to new board chairman Jean-Dominique Senard in ...
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NorthPort books quarterfinals slot, stuns Ginebra
MANILA, Philippines---NorthPort Coach Pido Jarencio was all smiles after Batang Pier's gutsy victory over Barangay Ginebra, 98-96, that punched their ticket in the PBA Governors' Cup on Sunday night. Jarencio, though, is well aware that such smile should wear off soon as his charges brace for a tougher task ahead. "It's nice that for the whole season we're in the quarters," Jarencio told reporters after the triumph made possible by a 30-point outing by Michael Qualls and a pair of equally steady ones from Sean Anthony and Christian Standhardinger. "But it's time to step up," he said. "It's time for the semis. That's the [new] goal of the team." Anthony had 18 points while...Keep on reading: NorthPort books quarterfinals slot, stuns Ginebra
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Billionaire Zara founder builds global real estate empire
MADRID, Spain – Spanish billionaire Amancio Ortega, the founder of clothing giant Zara , has built up a global real estate empire that includes offices used by Facebook and Amazon in Seattle and large swathes of London's Oxford Street. Diversifying his fashion fortune to preserve his sizeable ...
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Lotto results for November 17, 2019
Lotto results for November 17, 2019
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IN PHOTOS: Festive colors, dynamic moves highlight 2019 UAAP cheerdance
  MANILA, Philippines – The UAAP Season 82 Cheerdance Competition did not disappoint as the 8 schools brought out all their energy and flashed festive colors all over the Mall of Asia Arena on Sunday, November 17. The season marked the start of another National University  dynasty as the NU Pep Squad bagged its ...
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NorthPort survives Barangay Ginebra to nail playoff berth
MANILA, Philippines – NorthPort punched one of the last two quarterfinal tickets in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup with a 98-96 win over Barangay Ginebra at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, November 17.  Import Michael Qualls shone on both ends with 30 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, and ...
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Pagasa: TS Ramon keeps strength; new LPA approaching PAR
MANILA, Philippines -- Tropical Storm Ramon (International name: Kalmaegi) has maintained its strength while closing in on the eastern side of Luzon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Sunday. Pagasa said Ramon, last located 285 kilometers east northeast of Casiguran in Aurora, still packs maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 80 kph as it moves west at a speed of 15 kph. As of 5:00 p.m., the state weather bureau's weather bulletin said, Cagayan province including Babuyan Islands, Apayao, Isabela, the northern portion of Aurora, particularly Dilasag, Casiguran, and Dinalungan r...Keep on reading: Pagasa: TS Ramon keeps strength; new LPA approaching PAR
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Hip waders on: Venice braces for another exceptional tide
VENICE, Italy --- Venetians braced Sunday for the prospect of another exceptional tide in a season that is setting records. City officials shut down St. Mark's Square, removing elevated walkways and turning back curious onlookers. Tourists with scheduled departures rushed to grab the last water taxis to get to the mainland on Sunday before service was interrupted in anticipation of the high tide. Officials are forecasting a 1.6-meter (5 foot, 2 inches) surge of water on Sunday through the lagoon city. That comes after Tuesday's 1.87-meter flood, the worst in 53 years, followed by a high tide of 1.54 meters on Friday. Those two events mark the first time since records began i...Keep on reading: Hip waders on: Venice braces for another exceptional tide
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Meralco momentum for playoffs derailed, but Black unfazed
MANILA, Philippines – Losing is inevitable.  That's how Norman Black put things in perspective as Meralco saw its five-game win streak snapped in the PBA Governors' Cup following a sorry 81-83 defeat to Rain or Shine on Sunday, November 17.  "Basketball is a strange game. We just won 5 ...
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'Yellow vest' anniversary protests lead to 254 arrests
PARIS, France – French police arrested 254 people during clashes in Paris and other cities on the first anniversary of the "yellow vest" movement , Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said Sunday, November 17. The violence in Paris, where police battled rioters for hours around the southeastern Place d'Italie square, was the worst in the French capital ...
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Hong Kong officer hit by arrow; police fire water cannons
HONG KONG --- A Hong Kong police officer was hit in the leg by an arrow Sunday as authorities used tear gas and water cannons to try to drive back protesters occupying a university campus and blocking a major road tunnel under the city's harbor. Police said the arrow struck a media liaison officer and he was taken to a hospital. Photos on the department's Facebook page show the arrow sticking out of the back of the officer's lower leg through his pants. The protesters held their ground for most of the day, as water cannon trucks drove over bricks and nails strewn by protesters to spray them at close range. They began retreating into Hong Kong Polytechnic University near sunset, f...Keep on reading: Hong Kong officer hit by arrow; police fire water cannons
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Miko Eala bags junior tennis title in Cyprus
MANILA, Philippines – Miko Eala, the older brother of Filipina teen sensation Alex Eala , captured the 2019 Hellenic Bank Masters Tennis Academy tournament on Saturday, November 16 in Cyprus.  Eala turned back his opponent Ilya Snitari of Moldova, 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, to complete his dominant campaign in the Grade ...
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Bats and broccoli: Exploring London’s ‘ghost stations’
From film sets to bat sanctuaries and vegetable gardens, London's disused Underground stations host a subterranean world of surprises. Now a new exhibition at the London Transport Museum is offering the public a glimpse into the British capital's "ghost stations" --- with guided tours for more intrepid enthusiasts. One group of aficionados gathered at Piccadilly Circus station, with the thunder of trains reverberating through the tunnels, to see a part of the station not used for years. Just a stone's throw from one of London's busiest stations, they stepped into a world frozen in time, with signs in outdated typography directing long-gone passengers "To The Trains...Keep on reading: Bats and broccoli: Exploring London’s ‘ghost stations’
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Tears as hit film shines rare light on China school bullying
A harrowing drama about school bullying has struck a strong personal chord with Chinese cinema audiences and soared to the top of the box office after authorities belatedly gave it the go-ahead. "Better Days" shines a spotlight on what the state-run China Daily called "a nationwide problem which has existed for years" but is rarely broached in Chinese films. A real-life case went viral this week about a seven-year-old girl who needed hospital treatment after a group of fellow pupils forced scraps of paper into her eyes. "Better Days" has grossed at least 1.4 billion ($200 million) in the nearly three weeks since its release, according to the China Movie Data Information Network. St...Keep on reading: Tears as hit film shines rare light on China school bullying
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Scarier than fiction: Climate worry driving ‘cli-fi’ boom
Imagine a world where storms inundate coastal megacities, entire species become extinct in the blink of an eye and conflicts are fought over dwindling natural resources. Not so difficult in 2019, perhaps. After a year of devastating extreme weather and worldwide unrest over the emergency posed by climate change, topics that used to belong to the realm of science fiction are finding their way into mainstream storytelling. Back in 2004, Roland Emmerich's disaster flick "The Day After Tomorrow" depicted a global weather catastrophe, with coastal areas devoured by the sea amid general meteorological mayhem. Just 15 years on, scenes from the movie resemble images taken from real-life we...Keep on reading: Scarier than fiction: Climate worry driving ‘cli-fi’ boom
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U.S., South Korea postpone joint drills in 'act of goodwill'
BANGKOK, Thailand – The US and South Korea will postpone joint air drills in an "act of goodwill" towards the nuclear-armed North, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday, November 17, after months of deadlocked diplomacy with Pyongyang. North Korea has long protested joint military drills, which it condemns as preparations ...
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Fire in Tondo reaches 5th alarm
MANILA, Philippines -- A fire on Nicolas Zamora Street in Tondo, Manila on Sunday night is now on the fifth alarm, the Manila Public Information Office (MPIO) said. MPIO's tweet showed that most of the buildings affected by the fire are residential areas along the area. According to Manila's Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO), the fire started around 6:24 p.m. Under the fifth alarm, the area's fire district chief is manning the operations and is instructed to assess whether there is a further need to elevate the status in the Task Force levels. In case of a Task Force level, the Regional Director will handle the operations and decides if there is a ne...Keep on reading: Fire in Tondo reaches 5th alarm
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How beauty queens Gazini Ganados, Emma Tiglao, Resham Saeed handle bashers
MANILA, Philippines – It's not easy preparing for an international pageant, especially when you're representing a country that's obsessed over pageants. At least 3 Binibining Pilipinas 2019 queens are neck-deep in preparing for their respective pageant assignments.  And, somehow, they remain positive and focused despite the bashing and disruptions along the ...
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LISTEN: Taylor Swift enlists Shawn Mendes for ‘Lover’ remix
Taylor Swift recently premiered a lyric video for the new collaborative remix of "Lover", whose original version appears on her seventh studio album. "Lover Remix" finds the award-winning vocalist dueting with Shawn Mendes, who notably croons newly-penned verses after the song's first chorus. "We could light a bunch of candles and dance around the kitchen, baby/Pictures of when we were young would hang on the wall/We would sit on the stoop, I'll sing love songs to you when we're 80/See, I finally got you now, honey, I won't let you fall," the Canadian hitmaker sings over light strings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5Zay_Hd_7Q&feature=emb_logo Swift announced the releas...Keep on reading: LISTEN: Taylor Swift enlists Shawn Mendes for ‘Lover’ remix
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Lauryn Hill unveils ‘Guarding the Gates’ from film ‘Queen & Slim’
Lauryn Hill has yet to make up her mind to release a follow-up to "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" which topped the charts two decades ago, however, fans of the neo-soul and R&B album will be pleased with the new track "Guarding the Gates" from "Queen & Slim" by Melina Matsoukas. Blood Orange, Bilal, Mike Jones, Roy Ayers and many others feature along with Hill on the soundtrack that also includes a track by Tiana Major9 and EarthGang, "Collide", which dropped in October. "Queen & Slim", directed by Melina Matsoukas ("Master of None", "Insecure"), tells the tale of a couple played by Daniel Kaluuya ("Get Out") and Jodie Turner-Smith ("The Neon Demon"), who are forc...Keep on reading: Lauryn Hill unveils ‘Guarding the Gates’ from film ‘Queen & Slim’
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Listening to music while driving may reduce stress caused by traffic, says study
Brazilian researchers from So Paulo State University recommend listening to classical or instrumental music to reduce stress behind the wheel. Researchers at the University of So Paulo in Brazil, Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom and the University of Parma in Italy also took part in the study which has been published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine. To test this hypothesis, researchers conducted an experiment on five women aged between 18 and 23, who were monitored in the course of several driving sessions. The participants, who were in good health, were in the habit of driving once or twice a week, and had obtained their driving licenses one to seven years e...Keep on reading: Listening to music while driving may reduce stress caused by traffic, says study
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‘Minecraft Dungeons’ to unlock in April 2020
Action and exploration combine in "Minecraft Dungeons", a hotly anticipated spin-off from generation-defining "Minecraft", now due to arrive in April 2020. Launching across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Mac and Windows, "Minecraft Dungeons" is intended for up to four players and, according to the official line, is inspired by classic dungeon crawler games --- a genre fomented by the likes of "Gauntlet", "Dungeon Master" and early entries to the "Diablo" series. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyhX-0Ni-iM&feature=emb_logo But while the ongoing "Diablo" franchise and its recent free-to-play competitor "Path of Exile" use modern computing power to offer increasingly...Keep on reading: ‘Minecraft Dungeons’ to unlock in April 2020
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5k joined Cebu-leg of 30th SEA Games torch relay
CEBU CITY --- At least 5,000 people participated in the Cebu leg of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games torch relay on Saturday. The event that was highlighted by the lighting of the SEA Games flame also became a "fun run" activity with participants ranging from policemen to military personnel as well as students and running enthusiasts. During the run, the SEA Games torch was carried by 12 people in a relay over the 5-kilometer route at the South Road Properties in Cebu City. Among the torchbearers include Cebuano athletes as well as some of the members of the Philippine national team. These include Karateka champ James Delos Santos; Cebuano triathlete Kim Remolino; ska...Keep on reading: 5k joined Cebu-leg of 30th SEA Games torch relay
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LISTEN: Camila Cabello reveals new single ‘Living Proof’
Camila Cabello has recently unveiled another cut from her sophomore studio effort, which she described in an announcement post as "one of my favorite songs I wrote for the album." "Living Proof" was written by the "Liar" vocalist in collaboration with Justin Tranter, Alli Tamposi as well as Mattman & Robin. It finds Cabello celebrating her intimate relationship with a lover that she describes as her guardian, asking him "Where did you come from, baby?/And were you sent to save me?/Ooh, there's God in every move/Ooh, and you're the living proof." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Rr38h0F5kk&feature=emb_logo "Living Proof" arrives on the heels of the previously issued "S...Keep on reading: LISTEN: Camila Cabello reveals new single ‘Living Proof’
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LISTEN: Taylor Swift unveils ‘Beautiful Ghosts’ from ‘Cats’ soundtrack
Taylor Swift's "Beautiful Ghosts" will appear over the end credits of the new film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical "Cats", which will open in cinemas on Dec. 20. Swift notably co-penned the lyrics of the ballad with the British theater maestro himself, with "Beautiful Ghosts" being the only original song specifically composed for the highly-anticipated live-action musical. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNk8hqrPQsA&feature=emb_logo As the Guardian pointed out, this means that "Beautiful Ghosts" could be eligible for the Best Song categories of various prestigious film awards such as the Oscars. "There was an ambition and an aspiration to have an origin...Keep on reading: LISTEN: Taylor Swift unveils ‘Beautiful Ghosts’ from ‘Cats’ soundtrack
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Freddie Highmore joins Leonardo da Vinci drama series
The "Good Doctor" star Freddie Highmore has joined the cast of "Leonardo", a TV drama that will center on the life of iconic artist Leonardo da Vinci. Frank Spotnitz ("The Man in the High Castle") and writer Steve Thompson ("Sherlock") will develop the English-language TV series that will portray the Renaissance genius as a gay outsider. Each episode will examine one of da Vinci's artworks for clues about a tortured artist struggling to achieve perfection. Highmore has signed on to play Stefano Giraldi, a fictional police detective who will dig into da Vinci's past while investigating him as a suspect in a murder case. The Alliance, a new co-production group formed by Italia...Keep on reading: Freddie Highmore joins Leonardo da Vinci drama series
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Alicia Keys to host 2020 Grammy Awards
The 62nd edition of the annual Grammy Awards ceremony will take place on Jan. 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Alicia Keys will take on the show's hosting duties for the second year in a row, after she made her debut to the Grammy stage earlier this year. At the time, the "Girl on Fire" vocalist performed a medley of songs that she wished she had written, including late American pianist Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag". As Variety pointed out, Keys will become the first female musician and third woman ever to host the award ceremony more than once, following in the footsteps of TV host Ellen DeGeneres as well as comedian and TV personality Rosie O'Donnell. ...Keep on reading: Alicia Keys to host 2020 Grammy Awards
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