Beautiful. Passionate. Driven. Serena Ordoveza (The Philippine Star) - October 21, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The beauty of the Filipina truly stands out globally but it is her passion and drive that make her shine even more. This year, former VJ Katarina Rodriguez, 26, bagged the coveted Miss World Philippines 2018 crown while Maureen Montagne, 25, was hailed Miss Eco International Philippines. Both Rodriguez and Montagne were also named Miss Blue Water Day Spa. (From left) Miss World Philippines national director Arnold Vegafria, Miss World Philippines 2017 Laura Lehmann, Blue Water Day Spa president and CEO Mary Simisim and operations manager Nancy Go are joined by Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 Teresita Ssen Marquez and Philippine Volcanoes member Harry Morris. Best known for her stint in Asia’s Next Top Model, Rodriguez is also very much into fitness being a cycling instructor as well as for having been … [Read more...] about Beautiful. Passionate. Driven.
(The Philippine Star) - October 21, 2018 - 12:00am It must feel very special to walk in the shoes of National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes nowadays. After all, how often does one usher in the 50th year of a dance company you co-founded in 1969, and worked as artistic director from its inception for 20 years (up to 1989). To find Alice Reyes back at the helm of Ballet Philippines during its 49th year, and see the fire is still there, producing sparks of dance magic, is a sight to behold. I was one of the lucky who trooped to the CCP for the group’s second 49th year presentation, Carmen & Other Dances, and it was enthralling, entertaining, and elucidating — a night of innovative choreography that teased, amazed, and left you in smiles. In many ways, the six dance suites presented were a showcase of what Alice Reyes has come to represent throughout her career — nimbly blending classic ballet with modern dance, respecting tradition while … [Read more...] about Alice in her wonderland
MAYNILA -- Dalawang gawang-Pinoy na app ang sasabak sa pandaigdigang kompetisyon ng NASA, ang primerong space agency ng Estados Unidos. Kabilang dito ang ISDApp na gawa ng ilang Filipino IT professionals kabilang na sina Revbrain Martin at Jeddah Legaspi na empleyado ng ABS-CBN Creative Communications Management. Ginawa ang ISDApp para mabigyan ng mga lokal na pamahalaan ng text alert ang mga mangingisda ukol sa sitwasyon ng panahon at ng karagatan. Isa pang sasabak sa patimpalak ng NASA ang Vita app, isang disaster-preparedness app na gumagawa ng paraan para magkaroon ng komunikasyon sa cellphone kahit walang signal. Ang app na ito, na merong ding mga mapa at checklist, ay gawa ng magkakaibigang estudyante na kumukuha ng mga kursong computer science, IT, at engineering. Ang dalawang app na nabanggit ay nagwagi sa isang hackathon na isinagawa ng US Embassy at De La Salle University sa Maynila nitong weekend. Binigyan ng tig-P5,000 ang mga nanalong grupo. Pipili lamang ang NASA ng anim … [Read more...] about News 2 apps na gawang-Pinoy lalahok sa kompetisyon ng NASA
MANILA -- Rain or Shine big man Beau Belga will not be seeing action in the remainder of the PBA Governors' Cup eliminations as he recovers from plantar faciitis in his left foot. Belga has been suffering from the painful foot injury for quite some time, and when the time their game against Columbian came rolling by last Friday, he had enough. The Elasto Painters will be missing his 11 points, 5.29 rebounds, and 2.57 assists per game, as the burly big man will be in street clothes while his team fights for their playoff chances against Phoenix on Wednesday, San Miguel on Saturday, and NLEX on November 3. Belga was bummed on the timing of the injury, especially during a point that they are short of another talented big man as Raymond Almazan has not been with the team for several weeks now. "Kung kailan wala si Raymond, kailangan ka ng team, na-injury pa. Pero wala kang magagawa e. Hindi mo inaaasahan 'yung injury na darating that time so no regret at all." Despite not being able to … [Read more...] about News PBA: Belga out of elims due to plantar faciitis
JERUSALEM: Israel said on Sunday it would put on hold for "a number of weeks" its threatened razing of a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank amid international calls to drop the plan, saying it would try to negotiate an evacuation.The decision was announced after a meeting of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet.Israel, which has long sought to clear the Arab nomads from tracts of land between the Jewish settlements of Maale Adumim and Kfar Adumim, has said the hamlet of Khan al-Ahmar was built without the required permits.Palestinians, who lost an Israeli Supreme Court appeal against the evacuation, say such documents are impossible to obtain.The European Union and the United Nations have urged Israel to abandon the plan to demolish Khan al-Ahmar and relocate its 180 residents to an area about 12 km (seven miles) away next to a landfill in the West Bank.Foreign pressure was ramped up on Wednesday when the International Criminal Court prosecutor said in a … [Read more...] about Israel puts West Bank Bedouin village eviction on hold for several weeks