Palace chides Robredo for ‘useless, unproductive’ tirades vs Duterte

MANILA, Philippines--Malacaang slammed Friday the "evolving penchant of finding fault" of Vice President Ma. Leonor "Leni" Robredo, dismissing her criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte's remark over the West Philippine Sea as "nitpicking and habitual engagement in useless and unproductive semantics." Palace spokesperson Salvador Panelo issued the statement after Robredo described as "profoundly disappointing and extremely irresponsible" Duterte's remark he would "ignore" the 2016 Hague ruling as he pursued a joint oil and gas exploration with China in the West Philippine Sea. "The problem with my friend Vice President Leni Robredo is the inability of her political advisers to ...

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BREAKING NEWS: PAL Airplane Makes Emergency Landing After Caught by Fire
Engine of PAL Airplane Caught by Fire, Emergency Landing Taken PAL AIRPLANE – An airplane of the Philippine Airlines made an emergency landing after it was caught by fire. PAL Flight PR 113, Landing LAX, Off to Manila, 300 passengers, Cielo Villanuna, PAL spokesperson, Engine Number 2, Capt. Tristan Simeon Undeniably, pilots are taking a […] The post BREAKING NEWS: PAL Airplane Makes Emergency Landing After Caught by Fire appeared first on Philippine News.
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Raffy Tulfo Speaks About Teacher Melita Limjuco Case After Backlash
Raffy Tulfo withdraws decision pushing teacher Melita Limjuco to leave teaching field. RAFFY TULFO – Broadcaster and “Idol” Raffy Tulfo withdraws decision pushing Teacher Melita Limjuco to resign from being a teacher. In a previous article, the 55-year-old teacher named Melita Limjuco was forced to concede and expressed resignation from her profession as a teacher […] The post Raffy Tulfo Speaks About Teacher Melita Limjuco Case After Backlash appeared first on Philippine News.
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PHIVOLCS: Magnitude 3.7 Earthquake Hits Davao Oriental
Magnitude 3.7 Earthquake Hits Davao Oriental on Saturday (November 23) EARTHQUAKE ALERT – The state seismology agency reported that a magnitude 3.7 earthquake has struck the province of Davao Oriental. Earthquake is one of the deadliest calamities that could hit a place, which could result in damage to properties and even loss of lives. It […] The post PHIVOLCS: Magnitude 3.7 Earthquake Hits Davao Oriental appeared first on Philippine News.
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Merkel’s heir apparent takes on critics, wins applause
BERLIN --- German Chancellor Angela Merkel's embattled heir apparent sought to silence critics Friday, throwing down the gauntlet for any member of the Christian Democratic Party to challenge her if they didn't like the direction in which she was leading the party. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer's nearly 90-minute impassioned address was met with a lengthy standing ovation at a party convention in Leipzig, where many had expected her to be taken to task after a series of poor results in state elections. "If you are of the opinion that the path that I want to take together with you is not the right one, then let's say it clearly, let us end it, here and now and today," she said. ...Keep on reading: Merkel’s heir apparent takes on critics, wins applause
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Rice import suspension not seen easing farmers’ woes
Instead of suspending rice imports, the government can focus on safety nets for affected farmers and crackdown on price-fixing, hoarding, rampant smuggling and collusion among profiteering rice traders. This was suggested by the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF), an organization advocating market-friendly reforms, good governance and economic and political liberty. Concerned about local farmers, President Duterte had called for the suspension of rice imports but later changed his mind after discussing this issue with his economic managers. A suspension of rice imports will not help rice farmers and consumers. Instead, this will only reward profiteering rice traders and rice ...Keep on reading: Rice import suspension not seen easing farmers’ woes
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Group backs safeguard measure on imported rice
The Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) is reviving the idea of imposing a safeguard measure on imported rice, but it does not want to make the first move of actually filing a petition. FPI chair Jesus Lim Arranza said in a statement that farmers could file a petition to impose a safeguard duty on rice imports, which he said would be the fastest response to the problem of rice imports flooding the market at the expense of local farmers. Safeguard measures are generally imposed when a domestic industry has been harmed by the surge in imports. The industry, or in this case the farmers, has the burden to prove how it was hurt by imports, or at least how more imports would eve...Keep on reading: Group backs safeguard measure on imported rice
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DOST seeks P3-B fund to support startups
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) says the government needs P3 billion to help develop a thousand startups before President Duterte steps down of his office in 2022. Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato de la Pea said his department had so far helped developed about 200 startups, through different support systems such as helping them in research or in developing their prototypes. De la Pea said this on Friday after he and other cabinet secretaries signed the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Innovative Startup Act, which aims to help develop the startup ecosystem in the country. The DOST is one of three lead implementing agencies of the law. The...Keep on reading: DOST seeks P3-B fund to support startups
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Gen Z hacks problems towards future-proofing the insurance business
With the current insurance penetration rate at less than 2 percent, and a protection gap at a gaping P1.5 trillion, there is definitely a need for the entire insurance industry to hustle and make itself heard and understood by the up and coming Generation Z (Gen Z) market. Taking a different approach in addressing this challenge, the country's leading insurance company AIA Philam Life, turned to college students for fresh ideas through AIA Philam Life Hackers 2019, an innovation contest to hack and future-proof the company, which was held last November 9 and 10 in Pasig City. According to AIA Philam Life Chief Operations Officer Gigi Pio de Roda, over 500 students from close to 40 sch...Keep on reading: Gen Z hacks problems towards future-proofing the insurance business
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Alson’s 105-MW coal-fired plant at Sarangani power complex now online
Alsons Power Group on Friday formally launched the second 105-megawatt coal-fired power generator of its unit, Sarangani Energy Corp. (SEC), and announced the start of construction of its P4.5-billion, 14.5-MW Siguil River hydroelectric power plant, both located in Maasim, Sarangani. SEC's baseload plant--- which runs round the clock to provide electricity to the grid--- began operating in 2016 with the first 105-MW unit. The second unit started commercial operations last October. The power plant complex now delivers power to over six million people in 10 provinces and 12 key cities in Mindanao, including Cagayan de Oro, General Santos, Iligan, Butuan, Digos, Dipolog and Pagadian. ...Keep on reading: Alson’s 105-MW coal-fired plant at Sarangani power complex now online
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GBP, Global Estate Resorts ink power supply deal
The retail unit of Global Business Power Corp. (GBP) signed a 4-megawatt power supply deal with Global Estate-Resorts Inc. (Geri) for the latter's 140-hectare township in Boracay, the Boracay Newcoast. According to GBP, the arrangement between its subsidiary, Global Energy Supply Corp., and the Megaworld subsidiary was being done through the retail competition and open access (RCOA) scheme of the Energy Regulatory Commission. Under the Electric Power Industry Reform Act, "contestable customers," or those whose peak demand fall within the threshold level of contestability---at a minimum of 1 MW at present---are allowed through RCOA to freely choose their electricity supplier other t...Keep on reading: GBP, Global Estate Resorts ink power supply deal
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PayMaya adopts BSP’s QR Ph
PayMaya announced on Friday that it had joined the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' (BSP) national QR code standard---the first mobile wallet to do so. PayMaya said that it had officially adopted QR Ph, which aims to streamline the industry's fragment QR-payments services into a single interoperable platform. According to the BSP, this will remove the need for customers and merchants to maintain multiple e-wallet accounts. PayMaya joins five other pilot participants in QR Ph. These are Land Bank of the Philippines, Asia United Bank, China Banking Corp., Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., and Union Bank of the Philippines. "This is yet another milestone initiative that will help acce...Keep on reading: PayMaya adopts BSP’s QR Ph
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The UE Pep Squad spotter who got 1 million views on Twitter
The "ber" months signify Christmas festivities, but they also mean celebrations of grit and talent in cheerleading. Last weekend's finals of the annual University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Cheerdance Competition (CDC) mirrored the results in 2018. The crown remains with the undefeated Manila-based National University Pep Squad with its personal best of 772 points. The Far Eastern University Cheering Squad and the Adamson University Pep Squad placed second and third, respectively. The competition brings out the best of cheerleaders from the UAAP schools, as well as the sixth person in their performance--- the spotter. Typically clad in black, spotters,...Keep on reading: The UE Pep Squad spotter who got 1 million views on Twitter
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Valenzuela taps W Express for logistics needs
The Valenzuela City Government announced a tieup with logistics company Wide Wide World Express Corp. (W Express), formerly DHL Philippines, to make the processing of business permits more convenient. It said in a statement on Friday the partnership would bolster its Paspas Permit program, which was meant to reduce the processing time of business permit applications from 30 minutes to just 10 seconds. "We chose W Express because we have used their service many a time to deliver important documents and found them reliable," Valenzuela City Mayor Rexlon "Rex" Gatchalian said in the statement. The Paspas Permit program covers business permits, building and construction permits, rea...Keep on reading: Valenzuela taps W Express for logistics needs
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Philex fears ambiguous mining policies may delay Silangan opening
Uncertainties over how the mining industry will be regulated are scaring off potential foreign investors, according to an executive. Eulalio Austin Jr., president of the country's biggest gold producer Philex Mining Corp., said in an ambush interview with reporters the unstable fiscal and regulatory regime had been affecting the company's plans to expand. Other industry players have expressed the same sentiment since last year, when the government proposed a new fiscal tax regime for the sector. Philex is currently in the middle of plans to open its Silangan mine in Surigao del Norte, which is considered one of three big-ticket projects seen to make the country a major copper pr...Keep on reading: Philex fears ambiguous mining policies may delay Silangan opening
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Local investors take up the slack as PSEi moves slightly up
The stock barometer firmed up slightly on Friday as local investors made up for the slack in foreign risk appetite. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) added 5.7 points, or 0.07 percent, to close at 7,824.59, shored up by last-minute buying. The day's closing showed the 7,700-mark appeared to be a strong support, Eagle Equities president Joseph Roxas said. "There's still some concern on the effect of the US Senate resolution [supporting human rights] to Hong Kong and its impact on the US-China trade talks," Roxas said. At the same time, he said foreign investors were still selling as two of the companies taken out of the MSCI index---AGI and DMCI---were both PSEi stock...Keep on reading: Local investors take up the slack as PSEi moves slightly up
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Should foreign student athletes be banned from playing in the local leagues?
1-Pacman party list representative and House Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero recently filed House Resolution No. 388, which seeks to "stop and prohibit all collegiate leagues from recruiting, acquiring and using non-Filipino citizens and foreign imports as players." This apparently stems from the last-place finish of Gilas Pilipinas in the 2019 Fiba World Cup. According to Romero, the presence of foreign student athletes (FSAs) hinders the growth and development of local talent. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has already banned FSAs effective next year, allowing incumbent ones to play out their eligibility. This has sparked a lot of debate among Filipinos, ...Keep on reading: Should foreign student athletes be banned from playing in the local leagues?
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Online lenders form group, adopt code of conduct
A newly created association of online lenders came up with a new code of conduct that aims to institutionalize best practices and global standards of behavior for the sector that has come under scrutiny among regulators. The new group called Lenders Alliance Inc. vowed to listen to the plight of their customers and improve customer services. The new code of conduct will address several issues that some Filipinos have taken against online lending firms, said Michael Brjean, a representative of the alliance. In a press statement on Friday, Brjean said online firms agreed to consolidate their ranks to address complaints filed by some individuals at the Securities and Exchange Commi...Keep on reading: Online lenders form group, adopt code of conduct
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Leni Robredo not quitting despite Duterte insults
Vice President Leni Robredo can take the heat from Malacaang and will remain in her post in a government antidrug body, her spokesperson said on Friday. Barry Gutierrez was responding to a statement by presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo who suggested that she should resign if she felt uncomfortable as cochair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (Icad). "[Panelo] can rely on one thing---she will continue to do her job. There are those who are trying their utmost to make her job harder. She certainly won't abandon her responsibilities to the Filipino people just for them," Gutierrez said. 'She expected it' "The Vice President does not mind the heat at all...Keep on reading: Leni Robredo not quitting despite Duterte insults
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UAAP Cheerdance Competition: ‘National Trash Talk Day’
The University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Cheerdance Competition last week was another one for the books even as we saw the same podium finishes following the same order as last year's---National University bagged the top spot, Far Eastern University second and Adamson University third. While it was yet another entertaining cheerdance competition, it seemed as if more people were invested in what is now dubbed as "National Trash Talk Day." According to some netizens, National Trash Talk Day is the real competition because this is the UAAP event where fans are most rabid in supporting their alma mater, at the expense of competition, of course. Check out the s...Keep on reading: UAAP Cheerdance Competition: ‘National Trash Talk Day’
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BSP bats for environmentally sustainable banking
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is moving toward regulation that will encourage financial institutions to adopt "green strategies" by rewarding lending to undertakings that are environmentally sustainable while penalizing those that are not. Thus explained the country's chief financial regulator speaking in the recent 2nd Annual National Business Climate Action Summit in Pasay City, where the role of the financial community in achieving a climate-resilient Philippine economy was highlighted. "The BSP has a role to play in the process," Governor Benjamin Diokno said in his speech. "We have rolled out a two-pronged approach in promoting environmental, social and governance principles...Keep on reading: BSP bats for environmentally sustainable banking
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She fought hard to have father on list of victims
(Second of three parts) Even after she and her family migrated to the United States in August 2012, Ma. Reynafe Momay Castillo carries on the fight for justice for her father, a media worker believed to have died in the Maguindanao massacre in 2009 but whose body was never found. There were dentures, an identification card, other personal items, and testimony proving that her father, Reynaldo "Bebot" Momay, a 61-year-old part-time photojournalist who lived near Maguindanao, was part of the Mangudadatu convoy and was among those buried in Sitio Masalay. "Ten years is a long time for a verdict to come especially when 58 people were killed," said Castillo, who now works as a nu...Keep on reading: She fought hard to have father on list of victims
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Killed at Sitio Masalay in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao, on Nov. 23, 2009
RELATIVES AND SUPPORTERS OF TOTO MANGUDADATU Genalin Mangudadatu Eden Mangudadatu Farinah Hassan .Surayda Bernan Mamotabai Mangudadatu Wahida Kalim Rowena Ante Raida Abdul Faridah Sabdullah Pinky Balayman Lailani Balayman Eugene Demillo Abdillah Ayada Rahima Palawan Meriam Calimbol LAWYERS AND A LAWYER'S DAD Concepcion Brizuela Cynthia Oquendo-Ayon Catalino Oquendo Jr. VAN DRIVERS Norton Edza Razul Daud JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA WORKERS Bengie Adolfo Henry Araneta McDelbert Arriola Rubello Bataluna Arturo Betia Romeo Jimmy Cabillo Marites Cablitas Hannibal Cachuela Jephon Cadagdagon John Caniba...Keep on reading: Killed at Sitio Masalay in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao, on Nov. 23, 2009
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BIR readies road map to full digital transformation
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is preparing a road map that will digitally transform the country's biggest tax-collection agency to better serve taxpayers by 2030. In a recent presentation, Deputy Commissioner Lanee Cui S. David said the BIR's 2030 vision was to become a "digitally transformed institution, providing convenient, reliable and transparent services to taxpayers, resulting in more resources to provide comfortable and secure lives for Filipinos." David said the 2030 roadmap was the BIR's response to Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III's earlier order for the agency to make all its transactions with clients instantaneous and seamless. "The BIR's digital tra...Keep on reading: BIR readies road map to full digital transformation
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Cariaso confident
Alaska coach Jeff Cariaso has been optimistic even though the Aces have had a bumpy ride in the PBA Governors' Cup. He still had the same outlook on Friday afternoon, even if the Aces finished below .500 in the eliminations and will be colliding with the No. 2 squad in Meralco at the start of the quarterfinals on Sunday. Alaska will be trying to topple a retooled and rejuvenated Bolts side---twice---to advance to the season-ending conference's semifinal round, and Cariaso is unfazed. Cariaso is not overconfident, nor is he complacent and is taking the Bolts lightly. He just has faith in his crew, who had a roller-coaster opening round marred by multiple import changes, a five...Keep on reading: Cariaso confident
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We’ve been to Coron many times—the magic is still there
We remember our very first visit to Coron, Palawan, with its clear, crystalline waters, majestic limestone cliffs, Karst rock formations, and fine, sandy beaches. We remember the people of Coron as well, always smiling, accommodating, a paragon of Filipino hospitality. The simple island life is embodied in Coron, where everything is laid back. There's Coron Town, with its shops, quaint restaurants and numerous hotels. At Coron Bay, one can spend the entire day lounging on the beaches, eating grilled seafood to one's heart's (or belly's) surfeit, or going cave diving or snorkeling. Each time we visit Coron, we're awestruck by what we find. There's always something new to d...Keep on reading: We’ve been to Coron many times—the magic is still there
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PAL jet with flaming engine returns safely to LA airport
LOS ANGELES---A Philippine Airlines (PAL) Boeing 777 jet with flames spurting from one engine returned safely to Los Angeles International Airport just after takeoff on Thursday. Flight PR113, which was bound for Manila, reported a problem with the right engine and turned around, landing around noon, said Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation Administration. "The flight crew elected to turn back to the airport and make a precautionary emergency landing," PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said in a statement. The plane took off at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday (3:45 a.m. Friday Manila time) and landed about 15 minutes later after experiencing a "technical problem" in one of its engines, PAL...Keep on reading: PAL jet with flaming engine returns safely to LA airport
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Grab riders may get refund before end of year, but . . .
Commuters who used Grab Philippines transport between February and May 2019 can expect a partial refund before the year-end from the ride-hailing company, as it complies with a recent Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) order to pay a penalty for overpricing. However, affected customers---who currently number around 3.2 million---will receive anywhere between less than a peso to P100, depending on the cost of the rides they took during the four-month period. That's because only P5 million of the total P23.45-million fine imposed by the PCC can be disbursed among its customers, according to Grab legal counsel Miguel Aguila. The remaining P18 million will be paid directly ...Keep on reading: Grab riders may get refund before end of year, but . . .
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Children Rising: Empowering kids at 9th PDI Read-Along Festival
Children have the power to change the world. The message, from Philippine Daily Inquirer president and CEO Sandy Prieto-Romualdez, kicked off an interactive session of the ninth Inquirer Read-Along Festival at the Inquirer's Makati City office on Friday. "If there is a superpower that the kids have, it's that sense of wonder, sense of determination and being 100-percent focused on seeing what can be achieved, rather than seeing what the barriers and hurdles are toward that goal," Romualdez said. This year's festival, a two-day event held in celebration of National Reading Month, carries the theme, "Children Rising," in honor of the youth who has been the core of Inquirer Rea...Keep on reading: Children Rising: Empowering kids at 9th PDI Read-Along Festival
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A way to wean kids off smartphones
Bandung, Indonesia---Officials in one Indonesian city have hatched a plan to wean children off smartphones---by giving them their own fluffy chicks to raise. Around 2,000 four-day-old chicks will be handed out to pupils at elementary and junior high schools in Bandung in the coming weeks in an attempt to distract the kids from their gadgets. Students must feed their new pets before and after school and can keep them at home or in school premises if they don't have space in their backyard. Authorities in the city, around 150 kilometers southeast of the capital Jakarta, have dubbed the unusual project "chickenization." At a ribbon-cutting held on Thursday, a dozen chicks in ca...Keep on reading: A way to wean kids off smartphones
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Why you shouldn’t miss Ateneo’s ‘conyo’-infused ‘Antigone’
How often does it happen that a production staged mostly by theater newbies leaves you thoroughly enthralled by curtain call, and beyond excited for its playwright's next work? Rarely, actually, which is why, on that account alone, Tanghalang Ateneo's (TA) "Antigone" becomes one of those pieces of theater that shouldn't be missed. Those familiar with the eponymous Greek tragedy by Sophocles upon which this play is based will be in for a wonderful surprise with this lucid and concise Filipino-language adaptation by Sabrina Basilio. Those entering the theater cold will nonetheless stumble upon a production of admirably outsized virtues. Basilio's script is key to "Antigone's" succ...Keep on reading: Why you shouldn’t miss Ateneo’s ‘conyo’-infused ‘Antigone’
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What it takes to turn into a ‘Cats’ cat
Amy Whittle's "Cats" journey began four years ago, when she auditioned for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. She joined the production on the ship Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas where she played Jennyanydots the Gumbie Cat. Whittle has performed in "Cats" touring productions in Hong Kong, China, Europe and now Manila, for the limited season brought here by GMG Productions. She's also played swing and has understudied Jellylorum, Grizabella, Tantomile and Cassandra, but Jennyanydots is the role she keeps returning to. "She's a tap dancer, a character actress cat," Whittle said. "She's one of the soprano cats." "I am obsessed. I don't think I will ever enjoy being in anything as mu...Keep on reading: What it takes to turn into a ‘Cats’ cat
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‘Fuente Ovejuna’: When history isn’t enough
There's a lot riding on the shoulders of Dulaang UP's (DUP) "Fuente Ovejuna." Not only is this Spanish play (written by Lope de Vega) celebrating its 400th year of publication, but the production also marks the final time that DUP's founding artistic director Tony Mabesa sat in the director's chair. For those reasons alone, it shouldn't be surprising if "Fuente Ovejuna" eventually becomes a sentimental favorite within the theater organization. Nothing can take away from that. However, taken on its own merits, this production of De Vega's historical play---about a small Castile town rising up against its oppressive Spanish military masters---is mostly tepid and awkwardly staged. ...Keep on reading: ‘Fuente Ovejuna’: When history isn’t enough
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Eat Street: Instagrammable foodie destination with the widest selection
Robinsons Galleria was the mall of our youth, where we'd spend Sunday afternoons ogling toys, gadgets and Gary Lising's quirky joke and sex shop on the top floor. The mall was also where we would have lunch after Mass. There was Cusina and its delicious lengua estofada. It served fine Spanish cuisine but at the food court---not your typical setup, to be sure. There were also TGIFridays, Auntie Anne's (a novelty, back in the 1990s) and Pho Hoa, where we had our first taste of Vietnamese cuisine. Today, Robinsons Galleria in Ortigas remains a foodie destination. Coinciding with its recently completed renovations, the mall has introduced a slew of new food outlets. The upgraded...Keep on reading: Eat Street: Instagrammable foodie destination with the widest selection
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‘Earthquake Bird’: A toothless erotic thriller
"Earthquake Bird" is a Netflix film adaptation of Susanna Jones' novel of the same name. Lucy Fly (Alicia Vikander) is a foreigner in Japan who gets entangled in an obsessive love triangle and subsequently becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation. The depiction of Japan in the late 1980s is by far the psychological thriller's strongest quality. Lucy escapes to Japan in order to get away from the grief and drama from her past. She immediately feels lost and othered, but the city space she inhabits gives her (and the audience) the space to reflect on that. Having himself lived in Japan during that period, director Wash Westmoreland captures the meditative sensibil...Keep on reading: ‘Earthquake Bird’: A toothless erotic thriller
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Extraordinary lineup of guests for Inquirer Indie Bravo! Awards, Year 10
We're over the moon just thinking about "Para sa Sine, Para sa Sining: Isang Pagpupugay," the splashy fete at PowerMac Center Spotlight Theater in Ayala Circuit on Tuesday (Nov. 26), that will mark the 10th anniversary of the Inquirer Indie Bravo! Awards. The show is produced by the Philippine Daily Inquirer in cooperation with the dynamic team of Ayala Land and PowerMac Center Spotlight. Your favorite paper is observing a special milestone this year---the Philippine Daily Inquirer is commemorating 34 years of balanced news and fearless views---and we couldn't be more thrilled to celebrate it with the rest of the Inquirer Group of Companies. The Indie Bravo Awards and series of...Keep on reading: Extraordinary lineup of guests for Inquirer Indie Bravo! Awards, Year 10
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Richard Poon can’t read notes but has sharp ears
While he can't sight-read music, Richard Poon prides himself on having uncannily sharp ears---a quality that comes in handy, not only when it comes to arranging his songs or medleys, but also in making sure that the musicians he's working with are always bringing their A game. "I can't read notes, but I know how the pieces go---the horns, flutes, guitars, piano, drums... I know when and where the crash sets in. So, if things aren't played accordingly, I look for them," the crooner said in a recent interview for the repeat of his big band-themed concert, "RP10." That's why, unbeknown to many of his followers, Richard can be quite the stickler when it comes to rehearsals. "I c...Keep on reading: Richard Poon can’t read notes but has sharp ears
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GQ’s Men of the Year: Robert De Niro and Al Pacino
"The Godfathers of Acting" award-winning actor Robert De Niro posted on Instagram, referencing the cover article of GQ magazine that named him and fellow acting icon Al Pacino its Men of the Year. De Niro and Pacino, of course, were the stars of "The Godfather" movies. In another post, the usually reticent De Niro (unless he is expressing his strong negative feelings towards the current United States president, Donald Trump) said, "One of the things about acting is it allows you to live other people's lives without having to pay the price." He even wrote a lengthy---for him---description of his professional chemistry with Martin Scorcese, a favorite collaborator who recently direct...Keep on reading: GQ’s Men of the Year: Robert De Niro and Al Pacino
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LOTTO RESULT November 23, 2019
LOTTO RESULT November 23, 2019 – Draws for 6/55 Grand Lotto, 6/42 Lotto LOTTO RESULT November 23, 2019 – Here is the official result of the 6/55 Grand Lotto and 6/42 Lotto draw for today, Saturday, November 23, 2019. The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office or more commonly known as PCSO got five major lotto games […] The post LOTTO RESULT November 23, 2019 appeared first on Philippine News.
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Fajardo leads SEA Games basketball roster, Ravena gets crack at 5th gold
MANILA, Philippines---June Mar Fajardo leads the Philippine men's basketball delegation for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games as the final roster was announced Friday night. Joining Fajardo in the final 12 are Gilas Pilipinas mainstays Roger Pogoy, Matthew Wright, Marcio Lassiter, Japeth Aguilar and Troy Rosario and LA Tenorio. Kiefer Ravena gets a shot at a historic fifth SEA Games gold medal despite being a late addition to the national team pool coached by multititled mentor Tim Cone. Christian Standhardinger is also returning to the international stage since competing for the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Games while Stanley Pringle likewise made the team. Vic Manuel and Chr...Keep on reading: Fajardo leads SEA Games basketball roster, Ravena gets crack at 5th gold
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The Beauty and the damned
Beauty Gonzalez isn’t one to capitalize on her own sexuality, even if it is a facet she very much enjoys. She sees it as part of her full picture as a functioning human being, rather than an asset to be used.
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Filipiniana night at Seda Cebu
Seda Hotel, located at the heart of the city’s financial district, recently celebrated its first anniversary with “Panlantaw—Seamlessly Weaving Then and Now” at the hotel’s newly renovated Sampaguita ballroom.
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RLC Fights for the Planet
Robinsons Galleria, the flagship mall of Robinsons Land Corporation, once again showed support to Filipino artists as it hosted another art exhibition featuring eleven talented painters from Malabon.
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Rhett Eala has a sharp eye for beauty
Rhett Eala is one very extraordinary person.
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Comics (November 23, 2019)
Comics (November 23, 2019)
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Mindanao power players urged to comply with WESM rules
The Energy Regulatory Commission has ordered all power distributors and industry participants in Mindanao to comply with all the requirements to join the wholesale electricity spot market in the region
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Prices of building materials in Metro Manila ease in October
Wholesale prices of building materials in Metro Manila eased in October after registering upticks in August and September, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday.
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Aircraft backlog for Airbus rises in Philippines on more orders
The Philippines remains to be a lucrative market for aircraft manufacturer Airbus as air traffic growth in the country continues to accelerate.
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