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Navotas kids get free talent, sports workshops

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Some 1,000 young Navoteños attended the free talent and sports workshops by the Navotas City Government.

Around 289 who joined the city’s Summer Youth Program (SYP) got the chance to get lessons in acting, dancing, drawing, playing guitar and arnis. 

Meanwhile, 865 trained under the NavotaAs Sports Camp Batch 17 where they learned how to play basketball, volleyball, badminton, taekwondo, table tennis, soccer, as well as instructions in judo, track & field, poomsae, and swimming.

“Young Navoteños deserve to have access to training and workshops that could develop and enhance their interest in arts or sports. We want them to enjoy and, at the same time, make the most of their summer break,” Mayor John Rey Tiangco said. 

The SYP, held once every year, is open to all Navoteños aged 7 to 18. The program was launched in 2000 during the term of then mayor and now Cong. Toby Tiangco to encourage the youth to discover and hone their talents.

The sports clinic, on the other hand, is conducted thrice every year as part of the city’s campaign against illegal drugs. The program started in 2011, a year after the younger Tiangco took office.  

The city has opened the registration for the NavotaAs Sports Camp Batch 18. Navoteños 7 to 21 years old may join the workshop.

Young Navoteños participate in the annual free talent and sports workshops organized at NavotaAs Sports Cam by the city government.

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Love is truly lovelier and happier the second time around. Get to know more about the unconventional relationship among LJ Reyes, her son Aki and Paolo Contis.

In this episode of Sarap Diva, LJ, Aki, and Paolo show the wacky and funny side of their relationship.

Together with Regine Velasquez and Inday Terry, they also share their thoughts about each other and the special bond that Paolo shares with LJ’s son Aki.

Plus, Regine will teach a special breakfast dish that can be enjoyed by the family. All these and more only on Sarap Diva, Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.

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Tourism Secretary Bernadette Fatima Romulo Puyat guaranteed that Filipinos’ contagious love of country will make foreign visitors fall in love with the Philippines and its people, as she accepted the challenge of boosting the tourism industry as a key economic driver.

Puyat made the assertion in her introductory remarks before the Commission on Appointments (CA) committee on tourism, leading to the rousing approval of her nomination as Secretary of the Department of Tourism (DOT) Tuesday morning at the Senate building in Pasay City.

Puyat’s father, former senator and current chairman of the Development Bank of the Philippines Alberto Romulo, and her elder sister Monserrat Romulo were present during the proceedings presided by Iloilo Rep. Jerry Treñas.

As expected, the 49-year-old DOT head’s final confirmation breezed through the formalities at the plenary Tuesday morning.

The new DOT head said she is banking on her experience as an economist, educator and government executive to advance her advocacies on culinary, farm tourism, heritage tourism and eco-tourism.

Puyat also assured that tourism would be an engine for investments, employment, growth and national development; that she would implement the National Tourism Development Plan 2016-2022; conduct regular consultation with stakeholders, and renew the country’s leadership position in global tourism organizations.

She likewise promised to work closely with the Boracay Task Force, and would fully implement the Farm Tourism Law.

The tourism chief also vowed, “to prioritize improving policies on access, connectivity, and security as well as enhance programs on tourism infrastructure”.

“Every challenge will be our chance to contribute to the growth of tourism and of the Philippine economy. It will also define our love of country and of the Filipino people,” she said.

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Cebu’s A-listers, such as Margie Lhuillier, renowned luxury designers Philip Rodriguez, Jun Escario, and OJ Hofer, and Miss Earth 2008 Karla Henry-Ammann gathered in Summer Soul, a midsummer night filled with great food, cocktails, and music, for Metro’s launch as the country’s first multiplatform lifestyle superbrand available in print, online, and now on television.

In the theme #KeepCLAMandSavetheSeas, the festivities were led by Metro Channel hosts Joey Mead King of “Women of Style” and Tim Yap of “Tim’s Table” as guests arrived in their best all-white outfits at the Crimson Resort, Mactan. The fabulous benefit party kicked off with a luxurious sunset cruise overlooking the beautiful Cebu Skyline. 

Also in attendance were ABS-CBN Lifestyle Ecosystem head Paolo Pineda, Metro Channel head Lala Lazaro, Metro channel hosts Raul Manzano of EIC on the Move, Anton Barretto of Metro Home, Tricia Centenera of Driven, and Maggie Wilson and Marc Nelson of Beached.

Catch the new shows of Metro Channel (SKYcable ch. 52 and ch. 174 on HD).

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