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Ravena anchors 1-1 start for Chooks-To-Go Pilipinas

Inquirer Breaking News - 18 min 8 sec ago
Kiefer Ravena has come up with a pair of strong scoring performances as Chooks-To-Go Pilipinas split its first two outings in the Fiba Asia Champions Cup at Chenzhou Sports Center in Chenzhou, China. Ravena led a scintillating rally by the Filipinos late Friday night (Manila time), scoring 22 points to anchor a 73-65 victory over BC Astana of Kazakhstan. But Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas failed to sustain the momentum of that win, falling to Sareyyet Ramallah of Palestine, 89-82, Saturday. Palestine's Jamal Abu-Shamalah and imports Todd O'Brien and Anthony Weeden combined for 63 points to spearhead the victory. Ravena had 24 points in that defeat, keeping the Filipinos in the ga...

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In love with her brother-in-law

Inquirer Breaking News - 19 min 47 sec ago
Dear Emily, I've been married 15 years and have one son. I woke up one morning with this renewed love for my brother-in-law, my husband's older brother. I've actually had this feeling since we---he, my now-husband and I---were all friends in college. Had he courted me first, my answer would have been a big yes. But, it was his younger brother who captured my heart. My married life has gone through a lot of ups and down, and my brother-in-law has always been there to support us. He even bears a great resemblance to our son. I've told him how I've loved him ever since, and his only reply was, "lovers always part ways but true friends stay in love forever." I don't know what he ...

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Medina makes it 20 golds for Team Philippines in KL Para Games

Inquirer Breaking News - 19 min 54 sec ago
KUALA LUMPUR---Team Philippines hiked its gold count to 20 Saturday, with veteran Josephine Medina emerging triumphant in table tennis as the curtains fell on the Asean Para Games at Bukit Jalil National Stadium here. Medina, a 47-year-old 2016 Rio Paralympics bronze medalist, thwarted Suwarti of Indonesia, 12-10, 10-12, 11-9, 11-9, to claim the gold in the sport she has dominated since the event's second edition also held here 14 years ago. The win sealed a fifth-place finish for the country in the overall race after a medal haul of 20 golds, 20 silvers and 29 bronzes. Indonesia was the runaway winner of the event with a 126-75-50 harvest while host Malaysia collected 90-85-84...

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Lady takes the (taxi) wheel – and wins hearts

Inquirer Breaking News - 24 min 12 sec ago
Cristina Tan, a 31-year-old art dealer, had just begun her hourlong taxi ride from Pasay City to her San Juan residence on Sept. 15 when the driver admitted he was too sleepy to go on and asked her to just find another cab.   What happened next was a moving --- and now viral --- role-reversal story that could soothe a weary commuter's brow.   Such a proposition from the driver could leave any rush-hour passenger fuming. But Tan's first instinct was to offer to switch places with the driver instead.   She insisted   Recounting the experience in a Facebook post, Tan said the 67-year-old Rolando Sarusad initially hesitated to yield his seat, a...

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Manila’s who’s who in Asean awards

Inquirer Breaking News - 24 min 55 sec ago
Manila's who's who in business, industry and lifestyle attended the Asean Business Advisory Council Awards at Solaire Grand Casino and Resort Sept. 6. Forty-seven awardees were feted in the ceremony attended by President Duterte. Joey Concepcion is chair of the council. "Today, we honor top entrepreneurs---many of whom started small. And today, we honor legacy awardees, many of whom we have all looked up to. For every awardee, this recognition must be put into good use. I call on the awardees today to embrace the micro and small entrepreneurs into your value chains," Concepcion said as he opened the awarding ceremony. Concepcion also emphasized the value of mentorship and in...

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Lady Maroons turn back Red Spikers

Inquirer Breaking News - 27 min 17 sec ago
University of the Philippines steadied a shaky start in the third set and frustrated San Beda, 25-16, 25-19, 25-20, to boost its Final Four bid in Group B of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre yesterday. The Lady Maroons fashioned out the victory in a little over an hour, with most of that time spent fighting off a letdown in the third set before completing the shutout. UP thus notched its third straight win after dropping a five-setter to unbeaten group leader Adamson Lady Falcons (3-0). The victory tied UP with idle Arellano U at 3-1 as the Lady Maroons stayed in the hunt for one of the semifinal berths in the two-division tournam...

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From backyard to boardroom

Inquirer Breaking News - 29 min 18 sec ago
  Twenty-two years ago, Leonora D. Lim and her children were just experimenting on chemical formulas in their backyard, trying to come up with an astringent friendly to Filipino skin. Now, they are the owners of a successful and still growing beauty care empire based in Davao, RDL Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Inc. "We started really small in the backyard of our house in Davao with only P3,000 as capital. It was then a small botika (drugstore)... With my background as a pharmacist, I would experiment on the formulations of different astringents existing in the market, which at times, I found too strong for the Filipino skin. After some trials and testing, I was able to prod...

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Loving the Instax Square

Inquirer Breaking News - 31 min 45 sec ago
Your   Instax dreams are valid. Fujifilm just launched the Instax Square SQ10, the first digital Instax camera that lets one choose and edit photos before printing them in a square format. Show-biz sweetheart Liza Soberano introduced the hybrid camera at the recent launch at SM Mall of Asia. Creativity has always been an advocacy of the Japanese camera company Fujifilm. Its Instax brand is popular among the creative set who collects photos as keepsakes. Instax shows the magic of taking a photo and watching the film develop into a photograph in seconds, which is as satisfying as it is tricky. Instax Square is a game-changer in the instant camera arena, an arena whic...

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He dies in Bulacan drug bust; she turns up dead in Cagayan

Inquirer Breaking News - 33 min 40 sec ago
Days after her live-in partner was killed by the police in an antidrug operation in Bulacan province, a woman from Caloocan City was found dead --- her body mutilated and bearing signs of torture --- almost 500 kilometers away in Cagayan province.   According to one of the relatives of Rodesa Imbat, 29, her body was already bloated when fished out of Cagayan River, the head wrapped in duct tape, the teeth pulled out, and one of the nipples sliced.   Imbat also bore stab wounds in the arms and chest, said the relative, who agreed to talk to the Inquirer on Friday on the condition that she would remain unnamed.   Imbat's immediate family members positiv...

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The skinny on Happy Skin X Sanrio Characters

Inquirer Breaking News - 33 min 49 sec ago
When homegrown cosmetics brand Happy Skin asked who fans wanted to see them collaborate with after their successful Disney partnership, there was a resounding answer: Sanrio. Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, Happy Skin cofounder, said, "Early this year, we had a team trip to Hong Kong and we made it part of our agenda to visit the office of Sanrio in Hong Kong to lay the groundwork for this." She added, "It was an honor to meet Mrs. Yuko Tsuji last March at the Sanrio Licensing presentation---the wife of the late Mr. Kunihiko Tsuji who had the vision to take Sanrio outside Japan." The partnership has led to the Happy Skin X Sanrio Characters holiday collection, a 23-piece set that is...

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This Week’s Festivals: Sept. 24-30, 2017

Inquirer Breaking News - 34 min 1 sec ago
  Sept. 26 to 28 Pantatan Festival   The growing industry of "pantat," or catfish, is celebrated in Barangay Mintal in Davao City, Davao del Sur province. The festival starts with a motorcade and is followed by a feast featuring different catfish dishes.   Sept. 24 to 29   Diyandi Festival and Feast of St. Michael the Archangel   A religious festival in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte province, that culminates with the feast day of the city's patron, St. Michael the Archangel, on Sept. 29. Events include the San Miguel Comedia, a religious musical, a novena that started on Sept. 20 with "pagpakanaug," or the ritual transfer of St. M...

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New PDEA Metro Manila chief faces ‘worst drug affectation’

Inquirer Breaking News - 38 min 55 sec ago
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has named the new head of its office in Metro Manila, the region with the worst infestation of illegal drugs in the country.   PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino tapped Ismael Fajardo Jr. to replace Wilkins Villanueva, who crossed over to the Bureau of Customs as chief of its intelligence and investigation service.   Fajardo formally assumed the post on Friday following simple turnover rites.   Highest rate in PH   He joined PDEA in 2014 as head of the agency's special enforcement service and was designated as director of the Central Luzon office in May this year.   "A lot of work must be...

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J&J levels up leave benefits

Inquirer Breaking News - 38 min 59 sec ago
  As part of its commitment to be an employer of choice, Johnson & Johnson recently rolled out enhanced maternity and paternity leave packages for its employees to allow them to maximize their time not just with their newborn babies, but even with their newly adopted children as well. Under the all-encompassing term "parental leave," mothers working in J&J Philippines can now enjoy a paid leave of 14 weeks, or 98 days, to spend time with their newborn, adding a significant number to the statutory 60 days for those who underwent normal delivery, and 78 for those recovering from caesarean delivery. "We would like to allow mothers a minimum recovery period of about...

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Madrid Fusion 2018 set

Inquirer Breaking News - 43 min 26 sec ago
  The Department of Tourism has formally announced the Philippines will once again hold Madrid Fusion Manila from April 19 to 21, 2018. Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo and Madrid Fusion director Lourdes Plana signed the contract before the media and select chefs last Sept. 15. Verna Buensuceso, who has been a real force behind the success of Madrid Fusion Manila the past three years as director, revealed the 2018 theme was "Innovating Tradition." In line with this, Madrid Fusion has selected the following chefs to be flown to Manila for the gastronomic conference: From Spain: (1) Iigo Lavado of Restaurant Singular in Irun, Spain, who is trained under both chefs Alain ...

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Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian hang out together in the Philippines

Inquirer Breaking News - 43 min 30 sec ago
When Jenny Han, author of "The Summer I Turned Pretty" trilogy and "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series, first visited the Philippines in 2014, her friend and co-author Siobhan Vivian ("The List," "Not That Kind of Girl," "The Last Boy and Girl in the World"), watched her experience unfold on social media. "I fell in love with (the Philippines) just watching Jenny's Instagram. I was like, I wanna do that, too." Last week, she got to do it, traveling to Manila and Cebu with Jenny for National Book Store to meet their fans at book signings and at the Manila International Book Fair. "This feels like a vacation with a best friend, I have this other real life at home, I have a hu...

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9/11, New York: ‘We remember, we come back stronger!’

Inquirer Breaking News - 44 min 12 sec ago
Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001? As is well known, 911 is the emergency code used by Americans on the telephone to summon for help in extreme situations. But since Sept. 11, 2001, it has also come to mean the day of infamy when the World Trade Center was attacked by two planes that had been transformed into terrorist weapons. Six billion people all over the world were able to witness it in real time or shortly thereafter. In Manila on that day, I had just arrived from an arduous drive from work when I was summoned by a hyperexcited friend on the phone to turn on the TV immediately. I had a glimpse of one of the iconic towers aflame in what I thought was an accident. But when I saw th...

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PH’s longest-running distillery bags Asean Business Award

Inquirer Breaking News - 46 min 8 sec ago
Olivia Limpe-Aw, the president and leader of the country's longest-running distillery, Destileria Limtuaco, has directed her family's business to global reach, through her sheer knack for innovation and gritty determination to grab opportunities. Destileria Limtuaco has produced world-class distilled spirits and wines for local and global consumers. In 2002, the fifth-generation master blender spearheaded the creation of Paradise Mango Rum Liqueur, a mango- and rum-based spirit, as an answer to the company's call for innovation and export potential. Limpe-Aw says, "It was a totally new category; there was no such product in the local and international markets. We gave it a nice...

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Why take politics to a family lunch?

Inquirer Breaking News - 52 min 54 sec ago
My heart is heavy. I have a strange foreboding that we are on the verge of a huge confrontation. Questions. I heard somebody talk about "the tipping point." He asked, "What is it anyway? And are we there yet?" A colleague replied: "I think we have gotten there several times. But we keep pushing it away or closing our eyes." In his book "How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference," Malcolm Gladwell defines it as "the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point." Merriam-Webster says it is "the critical point in a situation, process or system beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place." Another source describes the tipping po...

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TGI Fridays goes fresh with refined new menu

Inquirer Breaking News - 53 min 38 sec ago
Perhaps the greatest challenge to creating comfort food is capturing the homey, sentimental impressions it leaves in the stomach while also arousing the inner gourmet. But the trick, says Bistro Group corporate chef Josh Boutwood, isn't always to "go crazy"---sometimes, it simply means refining the menu's core palate with new flavors and influences. It's the same secret behind TGI Fridays' new "Fresh from the Chef" menu, which boasts of 19 new premium American-style dishes in its trademark belly-busting portions. No dish is unfamiliar or brazenly peculiar, and yet all offer a novel experience for the taste buds: from golden-brown potato chips lavished with warm queso sauce and chi...

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This Week’s Milestones: Sept. 24-30, 2017

Inquirer Breaking News - 53 min 42 sec ago
  Sept. 26, 1945   Catanduanes, a subprovince of Albay, became a separate province by virtue of Commonwealth Act No. 687. The town of Virac became its capital. Catanduanes is previously known as "Catanduan" or "where 'tando' trees abound." Its population in 2015 was 260,964.   Sept. 29, 1898   The Malolos Congress ratified the Declaration of Independence that was proclaimed in Kawit, Cavite province, on June 12, 1898. El Horado de la Revolucion, the official publication of the Malolos Congress, released its first issue on the same day. The paper published decrees, proclamations and accounts of the Congress' proceedings.   Compiled b...

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