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PH Team Wins Historic First Gold At Sepaktakraw World Championship
The Philippine team dominated the premiere men's doubles event at this year's King's Cup Sepaktakraw World Championship in Thailand, clinching the country's first ever gold medal in the decades old annual competition.

Philippines wins first gold at King's Cup
Striker Rheyjey Ortouste led his team to victory against the Myanmar team, the SEA Games 2015 gold medalist, during the final round on Friday, scoring 35 points, 15 of which he harvested during the crucial third set. He and his teammates earlier beat the Thais, who are currently ranked number 1 worldwide.

The Philippine team also bagged the silver medal in men's hoop event and the bronze medal in women's hoop category, making this year their best performance in the international tilt ever.

The RP team was comprised of Rheyjey Ortouste, Ronsited Gabayeron, Jason Huerte, Emmanuel Escote, John Jeffery Morcillos, John Bobier, Reznan Pabriga, Mark Joseph Gonzales, JC Lee, Joeart Jumawan, Rhemwil Catana, Alvin Pangan, Desiree Autor, Gelyn Evora, Mary Ann Lopez, Rizzalyn Amolacion, Josefina Maat and Kristel Carloman.

Now on its 31st edition, King's Cup Sepaktakraw World Championship is considered as the most prestigious tournament in the sport as the best national teams around the world compete in the said annual event.

noypi Saturday, October 22, 2016
Chinese Boss Kisses Female Staff Daily As A Routine (Video)
Chinese boss kissing female employees at work (Credit: Youtube)
A Beijing employer is kissing his female staff every morning as part of the routine in his company, Chinese media reported.

Everyday, at around 9:00am, female employees queue up to receive a kiss on the lips from their boss. 

According to reports, the man created the rule in order to "foster good relationships among colleagues." He claims that he got the idea from an American firm that does the same practice.

The businessman said he and his workers became more united because of the morning kisses.

A video of the Chinese boss giving a kiss to his female employees has emerged online which shocked many viewers. Watch it below.

noypi Saturday, October 8, 2016
Davao Included In '3 Best ASEAN Cities For Property Investment' List
A Huffington Post contributor has named Davao City as one of the top 3 Southeast Asian cities where it is best to invest in real estate.

Davao City, Philippines (Noypistuff File Photo)
In the blog section of the popular news website, business writer Lisa Froelings said the property market in Davao is "not yet saturated" as compared to Manila and therefore, "there is room for growth." She also cited the local government as being active in its developmental projects which is attractive to both local and foreign investors.

Froelings also considered Davao's low cost of living as well as the Philippines having "the highest yields for property investments in the ASEAN."

"With both affordable prices as well as high yields, investors can easily tell that Davao is a great place to invest in property right now," wrote Froelings, who is also an eCommerce consultant.

The other ASEAN cities in the list are Chiang Mai in Thailand and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia.

noypi Friday, October 7, 2016
Catriona Gray Is Miss World Philippines 2016
Catriona Gray Is Miss World Philippines 2016
Albayanon beauty Catriona Gray charmed the judges' hearts to win the Miss World Philippines 2016 crown on Sunday evening.

The 22-year-old Filipino-Australian model also received several special awards including the Best in Swimsuit, Best in Long Gown, Best in Fashion Runway, Miss Hannah  and Miss Manila Hotel awards.

During the Q&A, the Top 5 contestants were asked why they should be Miss World Philippines. Below was Gray's answer:

"To be a Miss World is to be passed a torch that burns with passion and purpose. If I am to become Miss World Philippines, I will dedicate my voice and essence to carry that torch and to set charitable causes alight, such as my personal advocacy, the Paraiso Bright Beginnings Project. And I would focus on passing on this torch to empower others because I believe together there is no darkness in this world that our light cannot overcome."

Gray will be representing the Philippines in Miss World 2016 pageant which will be held in the United States in December.

Apart from being a commercial model, the new Miss World Philippines is also a budding songwriter and singer and runs her own business.

Check out some Youtube videos featuring Catriona Gray below:

noypi Sunday, October 2, 2016
Rachelle Ann Go To Play Gigi In Broadway Revival Of 'Miss Saigon'
Rachelle Ann Go will be joining the cast of the Broadway return of the legendary musical "Miss Saigon."

The 30-year-old Filipina singer and actress will be reprising her acclaimed performance as Gigi Van Tranh in the West End revival of the musical, for which she received the "Best Supporting Actress in A Musical" at last year's What's On Stage Awards.

Also part of the Broadway cast are Devin Ilaw, who will play the role of Thuy; Jon Jon Briones, who will act as the Engineer; and Eva Noblezada, who will play as Kim.

The opening night of the Broadway revival of Miss Saigon will be on March 23rd.

noypi Saturday, October 1, 2016