Richard Gomez is an athlete, television presenter and politician, a former contract artist of GMA Network who now returned to ABS-CBN since 2011. He is one of the famous actors in Philippine television, he graduated from the University of the Philippines Open University and the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA. Gomez ran for mayor of Ormoc City during the 2016 general elections and was proclaimed the winner on May 10, 2016, he assumed office on June 30, 2016. Gomez is one of the top leading actors in the Philippines reigning supreme as a leading actor in movies in the early 90s and winning several awards and nominations from 1990-1999 he won best actor from the MMFF in the film “Sa’yo Lamang” which started him and Aiko Melendez in 1997 he was nominated again for the film “Kahit Kailan” starring Aiko Melendez Giselle Toengi and Jomari Yllana but lost to co star Jomari Yllana. In 1998 he would do a controversial film starring Rosanna Roces called Babae Sa Bintana starring Rosanna Roces which coveted the MMFF 1998 film festival in 1999 he hit a milestone with doing two more movies such as Linlang with Pops Fernandez and Joyce Jimenez as his leading women through Viva Films and Minsan Minahal Kita with Sharon Cuneta through Star Cinema Gomez was raised by his grandmother.
Before his entry in show business, he worked at McDonald's. His dream came true. After modelling, he pursued an acting career, he is fondly called by his fans as "Goma". His mother was the screen siren of Stella Suarez, his cousin is Stella Suarez, Jr., adopted by his parents and raised as his sibling. His movie career started when he was cast as the love interest of Maricel Soriano in the 1985 movie "Inday Bote", his relationship with Sharon Cuneta was publicised during that time as well as with his former girlfriend Dawn Zulueta. He had a relationship with Patricia Borromeo, a model, who died in 2002 due to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. In 1998, he married Lucy Torres with. In 2002, Goma transferred to GMA network via his first melodrama show of the said network, Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw with its sequel Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin as well as a presenter of S-Files when he added or joined, his first GMA sitcom at that time was Lagot Ka, Isusumbong Kita, aired from 2003 to 2007. From 1990-1999 and through the new millennium Gomez has coveted box office success as a dramatic actor in his own right in 1990 with Nagsimula sa Puso with Hilda Koronel in 1991 with Dawn Zulueta in the titular success of Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit and showered more success in 1992 with Saan Ka Man Naroroon through Reyna Films more box office success with 1992 Ngayon At Kailanman with leading lady turned girlfriend Sharon Cuneta in 1994 his first team up with Maaalala Mo Kaya the Movie with the actress Aiko Melendez broke grounds the movie was suppose to win Best film until the 1994 film fest scandal broke out 1995 he hit box office grounds with Sa’Yo Lamang which won all multiple awards and box office standards which hauled the Filipino press in 1997 Kahit Kailan was his box office success with MMFF as well in 1998 he was nominated again as well for Babae Sa Bintana with Rosanna Roces and 1999 for Linlang which ended the decade strong On May 1, 2008, Richard and Lucy celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary.
He is an athlete and excels in sports like basketball. He was a Gold Medalist in fencing at the 2005 Southeast Asian Games, he is an organizer for "Goma Cup" and MAD, a campaign against use of illegal drugs. He is a model for Bench with his wife and other celebrities. Goma ventured into the restaurant business and became one of the owners of "FELIX", a restaurant in Greenbelt 5 Makati. Richard hosted the Philippine edition of Family Feud, he is a GMA Network contract artist under GMA Artist Center. After his last movie Filipinas in 2003, Gomez made his comeback in the indie film Bente which starred Senator Jinggoy Estrada and Iza Calzado. Gomez planned to run for the congressional seat of the 4th district of Leyte, however he was disqualified and was replaced by his wife Lucy. Gomez returned to GMA 7 in the weekly drama anthology, Claudine with Claudine Barreto. After 17 years since his last appearance on his former sitcom, Gomez returned to the Kapatid Network The 5 Network by hosting a new weekend variety show, P.
O.5.. Gomez continued his appearance on the Kapatid Network with a drama show, My Driver Sweet Lover, with co-stars Danita Paner and fellow former Kapuso star JC de Vera and with veteran actors Elvis Presley of the Philippines Eddie Gutierrez and Asia's Queen of Songs Pilita Corrales. After his drama show, he once again returned for TV5 Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak with his new co-star former Kapuso mainstay Arci Muñoz and former beauty queen and actress Ruffa Gutierrez. Gomez returned to ABS-CBN after 10 years since his last teleserye Your Honor, a first Pinoy courtroom drama in 2001, he was part of the successful defunct teleserye Walang Hanggan which began on January 16, 2012. It was his reunion project with his former girlfriend Dawn Zulueta. Afterwards, Gomez returned to TV5 to host the defunct game show, The Biggest Game Show In The World with his main host veteran comedian Joey de Leon; this was Gomez's 2nd over-all game show hosting job since his last one Family Feud Philippines aired on GMA in 2009.
His new game show was launched around February 2012. Goma is working on a new comedy-drama, Madam Chairman, where he
A chancellor is a leader of a college or university either the executive or ceremonial head of the university or of a university campus within a university system. In most Commonwealth and former Commonwealth nations, the chancellor is a ceremonial non-resident head of the university. In such institutions, the chief executive of a university is the vice-chancellor, who may carry an additional title, such as "president & vice-chancellor"; the chancellor may serve as chairman of the governing body. In many countries, the administrative and educational head of the university is known as the president, principal or rector. In the United States, the head of a university is most a university president. In U. S. university systems that have more than one affiliated university or campus, the executive head of a specific campus may have the title of chancellor and report to the overall system's president, or vice versa. In both Australia and New Zealand, a chancellor is the chairman of a university's governing body.
The chancellor is assisted by a deputy chancellor. The chancellor and deputy chancellor are drawn from the senior ranks of business or the judiciary; some universities have a visitor, senior to the chancellor. University disputes can be appealed from the governing board to the visitor, but nowadays, such appeals are prohibited by legislation, the position has only ceremonial functions; the vice-chancellor serves as the chief executive of the university. Macquarie University in Sydney is a noteworthy anomaly as it once had the unique position of Emeritus Deputy Chancellor, a post created for John Lincoln upon his retirement from his long-held post of deputy chancellor in 2000; the position was not an honorary title, as it retained for Lincoln a place in the University Council until his death in 2011. Canadian universities and British universities in Scotland have a titular chancellor similar to those in England and Wales, with day-to-day operations handled by a principal. In Scotland, for example, the chancellor of the University of Edinburgh is Anne, Princess Royal, whilst the current chancellor of the University of Aberdeen is Camilla, Duchess of Rothesay.
In Canada, the vice-chancellor carries the joint title of "president and vice-chancellor" or "rector and vice-chancellor." Scottish principals carry the title of "principal and vice-chancellor." In Scotland, the title and post of rector is reserved to the third ranked official of university governance. The position exists in common throughout the five ancient universities of Scotland with rectorships in existence at the universities of St Andrews, Aberdeen and Dundee, considered to have ancient status as a result of its early connections to the University of St Andrews; the position of Lord Rector was given legal standing by virtue of the Universities Act 1889. Rectors appoint a rector's assessor a deputy or stand-in, who may carry out their functions when they are absent from the university; the Rector chairs meetings of the university court, the governing body of the university, is elected by the matriculated student body at regular intervals. An exception exists at Edinburgh, where the Rector is elected by staff.
In Finland, if the university has a chancellor, he is the leading official in the university. The duties of the chancellor are to promote sciences and to look after the best interests of the university; as the rector of the university remains the de facto administrative leader and chief executive official, the role of the chancellor is more of a social and historical nature. However some administrative duties still belong to the chancellor's jurisdiction despite their arguably ceremonial nature. Examples of these include the appointment of new docents; the chancellor of University of Helsinki has the notable right to be present and to speak in the plenary meetings of the Council of State when matters regarding the university are discussed. Despite his role as the chancellor of only one university, he is regarded as the political representative of Finland's entire university institution when he exercises his rights in the Council of State. In the history of Finland the office of the chancellor dates all the way back to the Swedish Empire, the Russian Empire.
The chancellor's duty was to function as the official representative of the monarch in the autonomous university. The number of chancellors in Finnish universities has declined over the years, in vast majority of Finnish universities the highest official is the rector; the remaining universities with chancellors are University of Åbo Akademi University. In France, chancellor is one of the titles of the rector, a senior civil servant of the Ministry of Education serving as manager of a regional educational district. In his capacity as chancellor, the rector awards academic degrees to the university's gradua
The Philippines the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon and Mindanao; the capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east, Malaysia and Indonesia to the south; the Philippines' location on the Pacific Ring of Fire and close to the equator makes the Philippines prone to earthquakes and typhoons, but endows it with abundant natural resources and some of the world's greatest biodiversity. The Philippines has an area of 300,000 km2, according to the Philippines Statistical Authority and the WorldBank and, as of 2015, had a population of at least 100 million.
As of January 2018, it is the eighth-most populated country in Asia and the 12th most populated country in the world. 10 million additional Filipinos lived overseas, comprising one of the world's largest diasporas. Multiple ethnicities and cultures are found throughout the islands. In prehistoric times, Negritos were some of the archipelago's earliest inhabitants, they were followed by successive waves of Austronesian peoples. Exchanges with Malay, Indian and Chinese nations occurred. Various competing maritime states were established under the rule of datus, rajahs and lakans; the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer leading a fleet for the Spanish, in Homonhon, Eastern Samar in 1521 marked the beginning of Hispanic colonization. In 1543, Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos named the archipelago Las Islas Filipinas in honor of Philip II of Spain. With the arrival of Miguel López de Legazpi from Mexico City, in 1565, the first Hispanic settlement in the archipelago was established.
The Philippines became part of the Spanish Empire for more than 300 years. This resulted in Catholicism becoming the dominant religion. During this time, Manila became the western hub of the trans-Pacific trade connecting Asia with Acapulco in the Americas using Manila galleons; as the 19th century gave way to the 20th, the Philippine Revolution followed, which spawned the short-lived First Philippine Republic, followed by the bloody Philippine–American War. The war, as well as the ensuing cholera epidemic, resulted in the deaths of thousands of combatants as well as tens of thousands of civilians. Aside from the period of Japanese occupation, the United States retained sovereignty over the islands until after World War II, when the Philippines was recognized as an independent nation. Since the unitary sovereign state has had a tumultuous experience with democracy, which included the overthrow of a dictatorship by a non-violent revolution; the Philippines is a founding member of the United Nations, World Trade Organization, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, the East Asia Summit.
It hosts the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank. The Philippines is considered to be an emerging market and a newly industrialized country, which has an economy transitioning from being based on agriculture to one based more on services and manufacturing. Along with East Timor, the Philippines is one of Southeast Asia's predominantly Christian nations; the Philippines was named in honor of King Philip II of Spain. Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos, during his expedition in 1542, named the islands of Leyte and Samar Felipinas after the then-Prince of Asturias; the name Las Islas Filipinas would be used to cover all the islands of the archipelago. Before that became commonplace, other names such as Islas del Poniente and Magellan's name for the islands San Lázaro were used by the Spanish to refer to the islands; the official name of the Philippines has changed several times in the course of its history. During the Philippine Revolution, the Malolos Congress proclaimed the establishment of the República Filipina or the Philippine Republic.
From the period of the Spanish–American War and the Philippine–American War until the Commonwealth period, American colonial authorities referred to the country as the Philippine Islands, a translation of the Spanish name. Since the end of World War II, the official name of the country has been the Republic of the Philippines. Philippines has gained currency as the common name since being the name used in Article VI of the 1898 Treaty of Paris, with or without the definite article. Discovery in 2018 of stone tools and fossils of butchered animal remains in Rizal, Kalinga has pushed back evidence of early hominins in the archipelago to as early as 709,000 years. However, the metatarsal of the Callao Man, reliably dated by uranium-series dating to 67,000 years ago remains the oldest human remnant found in the archipelago to date; this distinction belonged to the Tabon Man of Palawan, carbon-dated to around 26,500 years ago. Negritos were among the archipelago's earliest inhabitants, but their first settlement in the Philippines has not been reliably dated.
There are several opposing theories regarding the origins of ancient Filipinos. F. Landa Jocano theorizes. Wilhelm Solheim's Island Origin Theory postulates that the peopling of the archipelago transpired via trade networks originating in the Sundaland area around
Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo is a Filipino singer, model and brand ambassador. Born and raised in Santa Cruz, Geronimo started a career in music at the age of 14 after winning the television singing contest Star for a Night, she signed with music label Viva Records and rose to fame with the release of her debut album Popstar: A Dream Come True which became a multi-platinum record. Her contributions to music and film made her one of the most celebrated Filipino entertainers of the 2000s and 2010s. Geronimo's music was categorized as pop until the release of her tenth studio album Expressions, when she added R&B and dance into her style. Following a crossover in musical form, she achieved two consecutive Album of the Year prize from Awit Awards for Perfectly Imperfect and "The Great Unknown". Geronimo began her television career with ABS-CBN in 2004, she appeared in projects such as ASAP, Bituing Walang Ningning, Sarah G. Live! and a coach in The Voice of the Philippines. She ventured into mainstream cinema and is best known for playing the lead role in the films: A Very Special Love, You Changed My Life and It Takes a Man and a Woman.
She received Box-office Queen titles from GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards for each of these films and two nominations of FAMAS Award for Best Actress respectively. Throughout her career, Geronimo has received 12 Awit Awards, 8 Aliw Awards, 28 Myx Music Awards and a FAMAS Golden Artist Award. Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo was born on July 25, 1988 in Santa Cruz, Philippines to Delfin Geronimo, a retired PLDT employee, Divina Tua, who ran a beauty salon in their house, she is the third of four children. She started singing publicly at age two. At the age of four, she was accompanied by her mother to join auditions for different television programs. Geronimo became part of the shows Penpen De Sarapen, Ang TV and NEXT, she has played as an extra in the movie Sarah... Ang Munting Prinsesa. In between auditions, Geronimo would perform at shopping malls and hotel lounges. Geronimo age 7, was one of the performers during the 1995 visit of Pope John Paul II. Geronimo at an early age joined different singing contests the first of, Tuklas Talino sponsored by the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company.
In 2002, Geronimo competed on the television singing contest Star for a Night aired in IBC. At the age of fourteen, she won the grand prize that included PHP 1 million and a managerial contract from Viva Entertainment. Geronimo released her first album Popstar: A Dream Come True in 2003, her acting debut was a supporting role in the film Filipinas. She had another supporting role in Captain Barbell. Still managed by VIVA, Geronimo signed a TV contract with ABS-CBN network in 2004, she starred in her first television series, Sarah the Teen Princess and became a regular host and performer on the variety show ASAP. Geronimo again had supporting roles in the films Masikip sa Dibdib, Annie B. and Lastikman: Unang Banat. Geronimo sang the Philippine National Anthem at the pre-inaugural ceremonies of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on June 30, 2004. In November 2004, Geronimo released her second album, Sweet Sixteen that included the single "How Could You Say You Love Me". Geronimo performed in the Night of the Champions concert at the Araneta Coliseum with other singing competition winners Rachelle Ann Go and Erik Santos.
In 2005, Geronimo joined the cast of the teen-oriented television program SCQ Reload: Kilig Ako and hosted two seasons of the singing competition show Little Big Star. On September 30, 2005, Geronimo staged a solo concert at Araneta Coliseum entitled The Other Side. In 2006, Geronimo starred in ABS-CBN's primetime soap opera, Bituing Walang Ningning, a remake of the 1985 movie, she played the role of an aspiring singer named Dorina Pineda played by Sharon Cuneta in the movie, released a soundtrack of the series. In July 2006, Geronimo release her third studio album, produced by Christian De Walden; the album yielded three singles: "I Still Believe In Loving You", "Carry My Love" and "Iingatan Ko Ang Pag-ibig Mo". On November 18, 2006, Manny Pacquiao chose Geronimo to sing Lupang Hinirang, the Philippine national anthem, before his match against Mexico's Erik Morales at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. Geronimo staged her second major solo concert "In Motion" on July 2007 at the Araneta Coliseum.
Unlike her first solo concert, this concert went off with no technical glitches. She spent the rest of 2007 performing concerts in the Philippines and the U. S. and recording her fourth studio album, Taking Flight, which sold more than 60,000 units and achieved double platinum status. In the latter half of 2007, Geronimo appeared in her third television series for ABS-CBN, Pangarap Na Bituin. In early 2008, Geronimo reunited with Erik Santos, Rachelle Ann Go, Christian Bautista in a Valentine's Day concert at the Araneta Coliseum, entitled "OL4LUV". Before Geronimo released her fifth studio album, she released I'll Be There as the fourth single from Taking Flight. On July 30, 2008, Geronimo starred with Filipino actor John Lloyd Cruz in A Very Special Love, produced by Star Cinema and VIVA films and grossed ₱180 million; the movie opened with ₱ 14 million pesos and Isah V. Red of The Manila Standard Today said, "This only proves that the new generation of Filipino movie audience is ready for their own screen heroine, not someone passed on to them by their parents or grandparents.
Geronimo included a track from the film, "A Very Specia
Quezon City is the most populous and a urbanized city in the Philippines. It was founded by and named after Manuel L. Quezon, the 2nd President of the Philippines, to replace Manila as the national capital; the city was proclaimed as such in 1948. However, since all government buildings are still in Manila, many functions of national government remained there. Quezon City held the status as the official capital until 1976 when a presidential decree was issued to designate Manila as the capital and Metro Manila as the seat of government, it is the largest city in terms of population and land area in Metro Manila, the National Capital Region of the Philippines. Quezon City is not located in and should not be confused with Quezon Province, named after the president. Quezon City now hosts a number of government offices, the most important of which are the Batasang Pambansa Complex, the Quezon City Reception House. Quezon City serves as home to the University of the Philippines Diliman—the national university—and Ateneo de Manila University.
The Quezon Memorial Circle is a national shrine located in Quezon City. The park is an ellipse bounded by the Elliptical Road, its main feature is a mausoleum containing the remains of President Quezon and his wife, First Lady Aurora Quezon. Before Quezon City was created, its land was settled by the small individual towns of San Francisco del Monte and Balintawak. On August 23, 1896, the Katipunan, led by its Supremo Andrés Bonifacio, launched the Philippine Revolution against the Spanish Empire at the house of Melchora Aquino in Pugad Lawin. In the early 20th century, President Manuel L. Quezon dreamt of a city that would become the future capital of the country to replace Manila, it is believed that his earlier trip in Mexico influenced his vision. In 1938, President Quezon created the People's Homesite Corporation and purchased 15.29 km2 from the vast Diliman Estate of the Tuason family. The National Assembly of the Philippines passed Commonwealth Act 502, known as the Charter of Quezon City proposed as "Balintawak City.
President Quezon allowed the bill to lapse into law without his signature on October 12, 1939, thus establishing Quezon City. When Quezon City was created in 1939, the following barrios or sitios: Balingasa, Galas, Kangkong, La Loma, Masambong, San Isidro, San Jose and Tatalon from Caloocan. Instead of opposing them, the six towns willingly gave land to Quezon City in the belief that it would benefit the country's new capital. However, in 1941, the area within Wack Wack Golf and Country Club was reverted to Mandaluyong, Barangka and Jesus de la Peña to Marikina. In addition, the land of Camp Crame was part of San Juan. On 1 January 1942, President Quezon issued an executive order from the tunnel of Corregidor designating Jorge Vargas Mayor of Greater Manila, a new political entity comprising, aside from Manila proper, Quezon City, Pasay, San Juan, Mandaluyong and Parañaque. Greater Manila would be expanded to include Las Piñas, Navotas. Imperial Japanese forces occupied Quezon City in 1942 during World War II.
In October of that year, the Japanese authorities divided the City of Greater Manila into twelve districts, two of which were formed from Quezon City: Balintawak which consisted of San Francisco del Monte, La Loma. In 1945, combined Filipino and American troops under the United States Army, Philippine Commonwealth Army, Philippine Constabulary, with help from recognized guerrilla units and recaptured Quezon City in a few months, expelling Imperial Japanese forces. Heavy fighting occurred near Novaliches, which at that time was in Rizal Province, New Manila, a strongpoint. Toward the end of the Battle of Manila, Pres. Sergio Osmeña dissolved the Greater Manila Complex, which included the Japanese-created districts of Balintawak and Diliman, formed from the prewar Quezon City. After the war, Republic Act No. 333, which redefined the Caloocan–Quezon City boundary, was signed by President Elpidio Quirino on July 17, 1948, declaring Quezon City to be the national capital, specifying the city's area to be 156.60 km2.
The barrios of Baesa, Banlat, Novaliches Proper, Pasong Putik, Pasong Tamo, Pugad Lawin, San Bartolome and Talipapa, which belonged to Novaliches and had a combined area of about 8,100 hectares, were taken from Caloocan and ceded to Quezon City. This caused the territorial division of Caloocan into two non-contiguous parts, the South section being the more urbanized part, the North half being sub-rural. On June 16, 1950, the Quezon City Charter was revised by Republic Act No. 537, changing the city's boundaries to an area of 153.59 km2. Six years after on Ju
Maroon is a dark reddish purple or dark brownish red color that takes its name from the French word marron, or chestnut. The Oxford English Dictionary describes it as "a brownish crimson or claret color." In the RGB model used to create colors on computer screens and televisions, maroon is created by turning down the brightness of pure red to about one half. Maroon is the complement of teal. Maroon is derived from French marron, itself from the Italian marrone that means both chestnut and brown, from the medieval Greek maraon; the first recorded use of maroon as a color name in English was in 1789. Business Maroon is the signature color of the Japanese private rail company, Hankyu Railway, decided by a vote of women customers in 1923. In the 1990s, Hankyu planned an alternative color; that plan was called off following opposition by local residents. Government Maroon was named as the official color of the state of Queensland, Australia, in November 2003. While the declared shade of maroon is RGB 115/24/44, Queenslanders display the spirit of the state by wearing all shades of maroon at sporting and cultural events.
Military The distinctive maroon beret has been worn by many airborne forces around the world since 1942. It is sometimes referred to as the "red beret." Maroon was the distinguishing colour of the Caçadores regiments of the Portuguese Army. Music The Famous Maroon Band Maroon 5Religion Vajrayana Buddhist monks, such as the Dalai Lama, wear maroon robes. Maroon, along with golden yellow, is worn in the Philippines by Catholic devotees of the Black Nazarene during its procession on 9 January. School colors Many universities, high schools and other educational institutions have maroon as one of their school colors. Popular combinations include maroon and white and grey, maroon and gold. Maroon and White are the official school colors of Texas A&M University. Maroon and Gold are the official school colors of the University of Minnesota. Maroon and Gold are the official school colors of the Central Michigan University. Maroon and Gold are the official school colors of Shimer College, representing Mount Carroll Seminary.
Maroon and White are the official school colors of the University of Chicago. The school employs light and dark gray in its official primary color palette. Maroon and White are the official school colors of Lower Merion High School. Maroon and White are the official school colors of Mississippi State University and the name of the university's alma mater. Maroon and White are the official school colors of Colgate University. Maroon and White are the official school colors of Missouri State University. Maroon and Gold are the official school colors of Arizona State University and the name of the university's fight song. Maroon and Orange are the official school colors of Virginia Tech. Sports Sports teams use maroon as one of their identifying colors, as a result many have received the nickname "Maroons"; the University of Chicago Maroons have used the nickname since a vote came at a meeting of students and faculty on May 5, 1894. Maroons was the official nickname of the athletic teams representing Mississippi State College, now Mississippi State University from 1932 until 1961 when it was changed to the Bulldogs.
Bulldogs had been used as an unofficial nickname as far back as 1905. Maroons is the common nickname for the Queensland Rugby League team when it plays against the Blues in an annual competition of three games known as the State of Origin series in Australia. Vexillology Maroon and white are the colors of the Flag of Qatar; the Flag of Latvia is sometimes called maroon and white, but the legal colors were red and white, but in 2009 the colors were changed to carmine and white. Displayed on the right is the bright tone of maroon, designated as maroon in Crayola crayons beginning in 1949, it rose. The color halfway between brown and rose is crimson, so this color is a tone of crimson. Displayed on the right is the color rich maroon, i.e. maroon as defined in the X11 color names, much brighter and more toned toward rose than the HTML/CSS maroon shown above. See the chart Color name clashes in the X11 color names article to see those colors that are different in HTML/CSS and X11. Displayed on the right is the web color dark red.
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Juan Miguel Zubiri
Juan Miguel "Migz" Fernández Zubiri is a Filipino businessman and politician who served three consecutive terms in the Philippine House of Representatives for the third district of Bukidnon and as a senator. In the 14th Congress of the Philippine Senate, he became Senate Majority Leader, replacing Senator Francis Pangilinan on November 17, 2008. During his Majority Leadership, the Senate passed a record 650 bills. In the 17th Congress, he was once again elected as Senate Majority Leader on May 21, 2018, filling the vacancy left by elected Senate President Vicente Sotto III, he is the current chairman of the Philippine Eskrima Kali Arnis Foundation and the vice chairman of the Philippine Red Cross. During his first term as senator, Zubiri announced his resignation from the Senate on August 3, 2011, following allegations of poll fraud during the Senate elections of 2007, he continued to deny the allegations. His resignation marked a first in Senate history, as other senators who left the Senate did so in order to take up another post in public office.
Zubiri was born in Makati City, Philippines to a Negrense father, Jose Maria Rubin Zubiri, Jr. from Kabankalan City and a Bicolana mother, Maria Victoria Ocampo Fernandez of Libon, Albay, raised in the province of Bukidnon in Mindanao. He speaks Cebuano, Tagalog and his father's native Hiligaynon, his father Jose Maria is the incumbent Bukidnon provincial governor. His family is of Spanish heritage. • Governor of the Philippine Red Cross • Member, Rotary Club of Makati • Governor, Ranchers' Club Philippines 1989– University of the Philippines Los Banos chapter • Chairman, Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines Bukidnon Chapter • Chairman, Paglaum Foundation • Member, Upsilon Phi Sigma Fraternity and Sorority • President of the KATALA Foundation • President of the Philippine Deer Foundation Zubiri finished elementary and high school in Colegio San Agustin-Makati. He graduated from the University of the Philippines Los Baños with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management.
He earned a Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management degree from the University of the Philippines Open University. In 2018, he was conferred with an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Institution of Singapore. After serving as chief of staff of his father, Rep. Jose Maria Zubiri, Jr. from 1995–1998, he ran for the seat representing the third district of Bukidnon to be vacated by his father in the 1998 general elections. Winning in that election, he served his first term in the 10th Congress. During his first term, he was one of the members of what the media dubbed as the "Spice Boys", a group of neophyte and two-term congressmen who were critical of President Joseph Estrada's administration, he was subsequently re-elected to the Philippine House of Representatives in the 2001 and 2004 elections. After serving as a Congressman for three-terms, he was drafted by Lakas CMD to be one of their candidates in the pro Gloria Macapagal Arroyo administration TEAM Unity ticket in the 2007 mid-term elections.
In the final tally for the 2007 senatorial race by the Philippine Commission on Elections, Rep. Zubiri narrowly defeated opposition candidate Koko Pimentel for the 12th and last slot in the Senate. Zubiri had a total of 11,001,730 votes against Pimentel's 10,983,358 votes; the margin of some 18,372 votes was hotly contested the votes from the southern Philippine province of Maguindanao, where Pimentel had lost to Zubiri. Claiming the votes in Maguindanao were tainted, Pimentel petitioned the Philippine Supreme Court to invalidate the votes from Maguindanao disenfranchising a whole province; the Supreme Court voted unanimously 14 -0 against Pimentel and allowed the COMELEC to count the votes in Zubiri's favor. Pimentel returned to the Supreme Court for the second time; this time, he petitioned the justices to issue a restraining order against the proclamation of Zubiri. After oral arguments, the High Tribunal again voted to uphold the COMELEC's decision to proclaim Zubiri failing to grant Pimentel's petition.
The next day, July 14, 2007, Zubiri was duly proclaimed elected to the Philippine Senate. However, the Court's judgment did not prevent Pimentel from bringing his poll protests to the Senate Electoral Tribunal. On March 14, 2008, the Supreme Court, in a 40-page decision penned by Associate Justice Minita Chico-Nazario, dismissed Koko Pimentel petition to stop the Commission on Elections from canvassing votes from the province of Maguindanao, a definite morale booster for Senator Zubiri. While serving his stint in the Senate, Zubiri began advocating a more in-depth study of biofuels in order to prevent food shortages, all the while allowing current production of alternative clean energy and biofuels so as to lessen dependence on imported oil and allow the Philippine economy a new avenue of economic success, "especially in this day and age of constant rising oil prices". On August 3, 2011, during his privilege speech on the floor in the Philippine Senate, Zubiri announced his resignation from the body.
In his speech, he said. "Without admitting any fault and with my vehement denial of the alleged electoral fraud hurled against me, I am submitting my resignation as a duly elected Senator of the Republic of the Philippines in the election for which I am falsely accused without mercy and compassion," Zubiri said in his speech. "My political detractors began dragging the name of my family in entirety. In other words, Mr. President, the trial by publicity has begun," he continued, his resignation was lauded by Malacañang