Fact check: Did Duterte give Atong Ang a PCSO post? (Philstar.com) - July 30, 2019 - 4:28pm MANILA, Philippines — An old story on gaming consultant Charlie "Atong" Ang has resurfaced amid talk of President Rodrigo Duterte's order to shut down gaming operations either run or licensed by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office over allegations of corruption. In January 2018, President Rodrigo Duterte admitted he had called Ang to ask him to "stop everything illegal (at the PCSO) and help the government." He said he had called Ang, which according to him is the "number one gambler in Davao," because he is "involved in everything." Duterte was quick to parry criticisms on his dealings with Ang, who was notorious in the past for his gambling operations, including the Bingo 2-ball, which turf war between Ang and then Ilocos Gov. Chavit Singson led to the jueteng payola controversy that caused the downfall of the Estrada … [Read more...] about Fact check: Did Duterte give Atong Ang a PCSO post?
He won his first gold medal for Singapore at the Hong Kong Inter-City Athletics Championships last Sunday, but national pole vaulter Ang Guo Jun could not even attend the medal ceremony. The 28-year-old had to leave the Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground as soon as he finished his event to catch his flight home for work the next day. Ang, who won the event after clearing 4.60m, told The New Paper that he was ecstatic about his win, even though he has not held the medal yet. The senior associate deal adviser at auditing firm KPMG had been so busy with work that he has not even had time to collect his gold medal from teammate Joel Ho, who won the bronze with 4.45m. "The Hong Kong competition was one of my best in terms of jumps," Ang said, adding that he has had fluctuating results in his last three meets this year. "I'm ecstatic, of course, but also relieved." The rush he experienced last weekend is a norm for Ang. He spends the bulk of his time at the office, but squeezes in weight training … [Read more...] about National pole vaulter Ang Guo Jun’s delicate balancing act
Watch more in iWant or TFC.tv Mas pinipili ng mga kabataang Pinoy na gumamit ng Internet kaysa manood ng telebisyon, ayon sa isang pag-aaral. Ayon sa survey na ginawa ng isang kompanya sa Singapore, mas pinipili ng walo sa 10 kabataang Pinoy na gumamit ng Internet kaysa gumamit ng telebisyon. Sa pag-aaral naman ng National Council for Children’s Television – na sangay ng Department of Education – umaabot ng apat na oras ang panonood sa YouTube ng mga batang nasa Grades 1 hanggang 3. Umaabot naman ng hanggang pitong oras tuwing weekend ang paglalaro nila ng video games. Gayunman, lumalabas din sa pag-aaral ng NCCT na maituturing pa rin bilang popular na libangan ang panonood ng telebisyon. Ayon sa kanilang pag-aaral, aabot ng 3 oras tuwing weekdays at anim na oras sa weekends ang panonood ng mga kabataan ng telebisyon ng mga kabataang nasa Grade 4 hanggang Grade 6. Dahil dito, ihinihirit nilang maging "child-friendly" ang mga programang Pinoy … [Read more...] about News ‘8 sa 10 batang Pinoy mas pinipili ang internet kaysa TV’
Watch more in iWant or TFC.tv Nakilala ang grupong El Gamma Penumbra sa Pilipinas at sa buong mundo sa kanilang mga shadow play performances na nagpaparating ng iba't ibang mensahe tungkol sa lipunan. Pero bago nila makamit ang maliwanag na tagumpay, nabalot ng dilim ang kani-kanilang buhay. Sa pagsisimula nila bilang grupo ng mga hiphop dancer noong 2011, nagsimula sila sa kani-kaniyang pangarap na maiahon ang pamilya sa kahirapan. Sa hirap sa buhay, napagdaraanan nila ang iba't ibang pagsubok para makilala ang kanilang grupo - mula pag-aarkila ng jeep at pageensayuhan, hanggang sa pagsali sa mga malalayong paligsahan para makilala. Maaalalang unang nakilala ang El Gamma Penumbra sa mga tanyag nilang shadow play performances sa "Pilipinas Got Talent," kung saan nagtapos sila sa ikaapat na puwesto. Hindi man nanalo, nakita ng mga hurado ang kanilang potensiyal. Hindi rin natinag ang grupo at dumating ang isa pang pagkakataon. Pinili ang El Gamma Penumbra … [Read more...] about News #KwentongKapamilya: El Gamma Penumbra nakita ang liwanag sa tagumpay
MANILA — The pilot episode of the “Sino Ang May Sala? Mea Culpa” topped Twitter trends on Monday, as it unraveled a crime that threatens to derail the dreams of new lawyers. The Dreamscape production opened with the 2014 release of the results of the Philippine Bar Examination, introducing six principal characters who each, save for one, pass the test. To celebrate, the group of friends went on a road trip to Baguio. What started as a fun-filled adventure, however, spiraled into a nightmare as their car hit a pedestrian. Armed with their knowledge of the law, the friends weighed the chances of them being implicated in the victim’s death. With emotions running high, they left the decision of whether to get rid of the body, to a vote. Watch more in iWant or TFC.tv Juris (Bela Padilla) and Gaylord (Sandino Martin) were against the idea; Bogs (Ketchup Eusebio) abstained; while Drei (Tony Labrusca), Lolita (Ivana Alawi), and Greco (Kit Thompson) voted for it. … [Read more...] about News ‘Sino Ang May Sala’: Gripping pilot unravels crime drama