Marcos hails Hidilyn Diaz for ruling world championships – Manila Bulletin

News / National / Marcos hails Hidilyn Diaz for ruling world championships Marcos hails Hidilyn Diaz for ruling world championships President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has congratulated Olympic champion Hidilyn Diaz for dominating the 2022 IWF World Weightlifting Championships in Bogota, Colombia. President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. and Hidilyn Diaz (Photo courtesy of OP and AFP) Marcos hailed Diaz in a statement posted on his social media pages on Friday, Dec. 9. “Muli na namang nagpamalas ng natatanging galing ang kauna-unahan nating Olympic gold medalist na si Hidilyn Diaz sa…

Iran probes police officer over death after World Cup loss – Manila Bulletin

TEHRAN (AFP) — Iran has arrested a local police chief over the shooting death of a man while he celebrated the Islamic republic’s World Cup loss last month, local media quoted a family lawyer saying. A member of Iran’s riot police waves a national flag as fans celebrate their football team’s win against Wales during the Qatar 2022 World Cup, in the capital Tehran on November 25, 2022. (AFP) Mehran Samak, 27, died in the northern city of Bandar Anzali on November 30, after being hit by shotgun pellets, the…

AppleOne Properties CEO Ray Go Manigsaca puts its Cebu developments on the world map – Manila Bulletin

When AppleOne Properties bagged multiple wins in the recent 10th PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards, a lot of people were surprised and curious how a relatively young company was able to rise above the competition and continues to carve a reputation as a premier luxury developer in Cebu through its Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort, which was cited as “Best Luxury Resort Development” and The Residences at Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort, which was the “Best Branded Residential Development.”  Add to these accolades, the interior designs of both projects were also cited, garnering…

Messi stars as Argentina set up World Cup quarter-final date with Netherlands – Manila Bulletin

Argentina’s forward #10 Lionel Messi (R) fights for the ball with Australia’s defender #04 Kye Rowles during the Qatar 2022 World Cup round of 16 football match between Argentina and Australia at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha on December 3, 2022. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) DOHA, Qatar — Lionel Messi finally scored a goal in the knockout rounds of the World Cup on Saturday as he inspired Argentina to a 2-1 win over Australia that sets up a mouthwatering quarter-final showdown with the Netherlands,…

Great Barrier Reef risks ‘in danger’ World Heritage listing – Manila Bulletin

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living structure. (Kyodo News/Getty Images) SYDNEY, Australia – Australia’s Great Barrier Reef should be added to a list of “in danger” World Heritage sites, according to UN experts who warned the fading wonder has been “significantly impacted” by climate change. A UNESCO-tasked report said on Monday warming seas and agricultural pollution had put the reef at risk and that its resilience had been “substantially compromised”. The Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia’s premier tourist drawcards and putting it on the in-danger…

Germany keep World Cup hopes alive as Morocco stun Belgium – Manila Bulletin

DOHA (AFP) — A late goal by substitute Niclas Fuellkrug allowed Germany to snatch a 1-1 draw with Spain on Sunday, Nov. 27, as the four-time winners kept their World Cup hopes alive, but Belgium is in danger of a group-stage exit after losing to Morocco. Spain’s players celebrate after Spain’s forward #07 Alvaro Morata scored their team’s first goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group E football match between Spain and Germany at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha on November 27, 2022. (AFP) Elsewhere,…

World Cup mania is on. Or is it? – Manila Bulletin

EDITORS DESK Ramon Bonilla As if the Philippines had distanced itself from the outside festivity, making this island nation a shelter from the pandemonium that is driving the rest of the world crazy, the nearly month-long FIFA World Cup could have been the season we’ve been buzzing around, at least, acquainting ourselves, even on the surface level, the grandeur and drama, the enormity, and the display of talent that is beyond our little comprehension of the Beautiful Game. Football’s centerpiece tournament, hosted by oil-rich and the controversial Middle East power…

Japan stuns Germany in dramatic World Cup comeback – Manila Bulletin

DOHA (AFP) — Japan stunned Germany, 2-1, in their World Cup opener on Wednesday, Nov. 23, punishing the four-time champions for not taking their chances after they dominated the first half. Japan’s forward Kaoru Mitoma runs past Germany’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to celebrate his team’s first goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group E football match between Germany and Japan at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on November 23, 2022. (AFP) The German team covered their mouths for the team photo before the match in a powerful protest…

World Cup host Qatar yields to Ecuador in opener – Manila Bulletin

Ecuador’s goalkeeper Hernan Galindez waves to the fans at the end of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group A football match between Qatar and Ecuador at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha, on November 20, 2022. (Photo by Raul ARBOLEDA / AFP) AL KHOR (AFP) — Qatar became the first home team to lose its opening World Cup match as Ecuador cruised to a 2-0 victory over the host, with Enner Valencia scoring twice in the tournament curtain-raiser on Sunday, Nov. 20. Asian champion Qatar enjoyed the backing…

BTS’ Jungkook takes center stage at FIFA World Cup Qatar opening ceremony  – Manila Bulletin

BTS’ Jungkook takes center stage at FIFA World Cup Qatar opening ceremony  Jungkook, the youngest member of Grammy nominee and K-pop powerhouse BTS, took center stage at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.  The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 officially started on Nov. 20 at the Al Bayt Stadium.  BTS’ Jungkook performing “Dreamers” at the FIFA World Cup 2022 opening ceremony (Photo from FIFA World Cup Instagram account)  BTS’ Jungkook and Qatari singer Fahad Al-Kubai at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2020 opening ceremony (Photo from…