The United Polo Players Association (UPPA) is a local governing body for the sport of Polo in the Philippines. UPPA was founded in 2018 after giving nod by the Philippine Olympic Committee officials to host an international polo event in the country.
It is currently headed by its chairman, 1-Pacman Partylist Representative and GlobalPort Batang Pier team owner Mikee Romero and President Toti Garcia, son of former Philippine Sports Commission chairman Richie Garcia.
Carlos Polistico Garcia was a Filipino teacher, poet, orator, lawyer, public official, political economist, guerrilla, and Commonwealth military leader who was the eighth President of the Philippines.
Encantadia is a 2005 Philippine television drama fantasy series broadcast by GMA Network. The series is the first installment of the Encantadia franchise. Directed by Mark A. Reyes, it stars Sunshine Dizon, Iza Calzado, Karylle, Diana Zubiri, Dingdong Dantes and Jennylyn Mercado. It premiered on May 10, 2005 on the network's Telebabad line up. The series concluded on December 9, 2005 with a total of 160 episodes. It was replaced by Etheria in its timeslot.
Sports in the Philippines is an important part of the country's culture. There are six major sports in the Philippines: basketball, boxing, tennis, football, billiards, and volleyball. Despite being a tropical nation, ice skating has recently become a popular sport in the Philippines. Sports such as athletics, weightlifting, aerobics, and martial arts are also popular recreations.
Jose Sixto Raphael "Dingdong" Gonzalez Dantes III is a Filipino actor, television presenter, dancer, commercial model and film producer who is currently working as an exclusive talent of GMA Network. He is also the founding chairman of the YesPinoy Foundation and manages his own film studio named AgostoDos Pictures.
Eduardo Verchez Garcia, known colloquially as Manoy, was a Filipino actor, television personality, film director and producer. With almost 700 film and television roles and a career spanning seven decades, he is widely regarded as the "greatest Filipino actor of all time". He had the highest number of appearances in Philippine films, portraying a variety of roles which include gay, antihero, and villain roles.
The National Economic and Development Authority, abbreviated as NEDA, is an independent cabinet-level agency of the Philippine government responsible for economic development and planning. It is headed by the President of the Philippines as chairman of the NEDA board, with the Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning as vice-chairman. A number of Cabinet members, the Governor of the Central Bank, the Chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, the Governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, the Chairman of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology, the Chairman of the Subic-Clark Area Development Corporation, and the National President of the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines are members of the NEDA Board.
Pasan Ko ang Daigdig is a Philippine television drama series broadcast by GMA Network. Based on a 1987 Philippine film of the same title, the series is the fourth instalment of Sine Novela. It premiered on September 10, 2007 on the network's Dramarama sa Hapon line up replacing Pati Ba Pintig ng Puso. The series concluded on January 11, 2008 with a total of 89 episodes.
The Spain women's national water polo team represents Spain in women's international water polo competitions and it is controlled by Real Federación Española de Natación.
Adik Sa'Yo is a 2009 Philippine television drama romantic comedy series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Joel Lamangan and Lore Reyes, it stars Jolina Magdangal, Jennica Garcia, Dennis Trillo and Marvin Agustin. It premiered on June 8, 2009 on the network's Telebabad line up replacing All About Eve. The series concluded on September 11, 2009 with a total of 70 episodes. It was replaced by Stairway to Heaven in its timeslot.
Dear Friend is a Philippine television drama anthology broadcast by GMA Network. Hosted by Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin, it premiered on August 10, 2008. The show concluded on May 16, 2010 with a total of 92 episodes. It was replaced by Love Bug in its timeslot.
Maria Alinica "Nikki" Valdez Garcia is a Filipino actress and singer.
Grazilda is a Philippine television drama fantasy romance series broadcast by GMA Network. The series is a loose adaptation on Drizella, the stepsister of Cinderella. Directed by Dominic Zapata, it stars Glaiza de Castro in the title role. It premiered on September 13, 2010 on the network's Telebabad line up. The series concluded on January 7, 2011 with a total of 85 episodes. It was replaced by Dwarfina in its timeslot.
Magic Palayok is a 2011 Philippine television drama fantasy comedy series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Joel Lamangan, it stars Geoff Eigenmann, Carla Abellana and Angeli Nicole Sanoy. It premiered on February 28, 2011 on the network's Telebabad line up replacing Bantatay. The series concluded on July 1, 2011 with a total of 88 episodes. It was replaced by Futbolilits in its timeslot.
National Unity Party commonly known as (NUP) is a political party in the Philippines. The party was formed by former members of Lakas Kampi CMD who broke away after internal discontent within the party. Since 2016, the party is part of the PDP–Laban-led coalition in the House of Representatives, the Coalition for Change.
Club Natació Sabadell is a Spanish aquatic sports club from Sabadell.
The nation Philippines competed at the 2013 Southeast Asian Games. The 27th Southeast Asian Games took place in Naypyidaw, the capital of Myanmar, as well as in two other main cities, Yangon and Mandalay.
Michael Odylon "Mikee" Lagman Romero is a Filipino businessman, politician, and polo player serving as a House Deputy Speaker since 2019, except for a 12-day period out of office in October 2020 due to a House leadership crisis. He is concurrently serving as a Party-list Representative for 1-Pacman since 2016. He is also the president of the Party-list Coalition, an alliance of more than 50 representatives from various party-lists. As a businessman, he is currently the chairman and president of Globalport 900, Inc. and owns the NorthPort Batang Pier basketball team in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). His company F&S Holdings Inc. is the majority shareholder of the Philippine affiliate of Air Asia. As of December 2018, his declared net worth is ₱ 7.858 billion.
William "Butch" Ramirez is a Filipino sports official. Ramirez is the current Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman under President Rodrigo Duterte's administration succeeding Richie Garcia. Ramirez is the only chairman of the country's sports authority who served for two terms, first from 2005 to 2009 under former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and second is from 2016 onwards under President Duterte.
Carlos "Sonny" García Domínguez III is a Filipino businessman and former chief executive of Philippine Airlines who is the 31st Secretary of Finance under President Rodrigo Duterte. He had previously held the position of Secretary of Agriculture and Minister of Natural Resources under the Corazon Aquino presidential administration. Prior to his appointment to President Duterte's Cabinet, he had served as executive director of PTFC Redevelopment Corp., as independent director of Alsons Consolidated Resources, and as director of United Paragon Mining Corp. His family owns Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City, one of the top hotels in southern Mindanao.
Sinigapuna is a Filipino rice dish cooked with turmeric and other spices. It originates from Kalagan people of the Caraga and Davao Regions of Mindanao. It is similar to the Maranao kuning, and Indonesian nasi kuning.
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