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Top draft pick promises hard work

Carving out a name in amateur basketball as an energy guy, CJ Perez promised to do what he always does, exert best effort in every game as the NCAA star formally became the No. 1 draft selection by Columbian Dyip in the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft at Robinsons Place Manila last night......»»

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At 40, Pacquiao’s more positive than ever

WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao turns 40 today but who’s counting?.....»»

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Go For Gold wrestlers triumph in Singapore

Grapplers Jhonny Morte and Alvin Lobreguito capped the year with a lot of promise the Philippine Go For Gold wrestling team should capitalize on in preparation for the 30th Southeast Asian Games in Manila......»»

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Victolero: Game 6 do-or-die for Hotshots

It’s Alaska whose back is against the wall entering Game 6 of the PBA Governors Cup Finals at the Ynares Center in Antipolo on Wednesday but Magnolia coach Chito Victolero said yesterday he’s treating the potential clincher as a do-or-die battle for the Hotshots......»»

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No weight issues for Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao moved his camp from Manila to General Santos City with very little left to lose in terms of excess pounds......»»

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Anderson shines in MPBL General Santos

Gerald Anderson returned to General Santos City amidst the warm welcome from the local folks here as the celebrity baller played solid in helping the Marikina Shoemasters to a 76-62 win over the Mandaluyong El Tigre in the MPBL Datu Cup at the Lagao Gymnasium here......»»

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Fronda up as Doroy tumbles

Woman International Master Jan Jodilyn Fronda carried the cudgels for the Philippine campaign when Woman FIDE Master Allaney Jia Doroy faltered as she downed WFM Aashna Makhija of India to close in on a top 10 finish after six rounds of the Seventh Asian Continental Chess Championships (second Manny Pacquiao Cup) Saturday night......»»

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Red Cubs, Light Bombers rout foes in PSSBC opener; JRU, DLS-G win

San Beda launched its title retention bid in grand fashion, crushing University of Cebu, 103-63, while former champion Chiang Kai Shek College fired a strong warning at the start of the Philippine Secondary Schools Basketball Championship ‘Rain or Shine Cup’ Saturday at the SGS gym in Quezon City......»»

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Clean-up stagfest up at Pasay

The remaining stags of ‘Bakbakan’ and ‘Digmaan’ derbies will be fielded at Pasay City Cockpit via the annual Ahluck Camsur LDB 4-Stag Clean-Up Derby on Dec. 21......»»

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The zero domino

It all starts somewhere......»»

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Avoid tempting God

IT was nice to learn about Blessed Bartolo Longo (1841-1926) who, as the Wikepedia puts it, “was an Italian lawyer who has been beatified by the Roman Catholic Church. He was a former satanist who returned to the Christian faith and became a third order Dominican, dedicating his life to the Rosary and the Virgin [&'] The post Avoid tempting God appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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How to Write Epitaphs

SOMEONE has calculated how a typical lifespan of 70 years is spent. Here is the estimate: Travel 6 years 8.6% Leisure 4.5 years 6.5% Illness 4 years 5.7% Dressing 2 years 2.8% Religion 0.5 years 0.7% Sleep 23 years 32.9% Work 16 years 22.8% TV 8 years 11.4% Eating 6 years 8.6% Total 70 years [&'] The post How to Write Epitaphs appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Why INC members don’t celebrate Christmas

By: Ma. Beatriz Monteverde (The author is a Grade 12 student-intern of the Iloilo National High School) IT is irony, some may say, the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC), a church that preaches to be of Christ does not celebrate His birthday every December 25. After all, the birth of Christ the Savior was a day which [&'] The post Why INC members don’t celebrate Christmas appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Will Villar’s Prime Water help?

LAST WEEK, I cited the letter of Bacolod Water District General Manager Juliana Carbon telling the Bacolod Bulk Water Inc., that the BBWI plant is located a kilometer away from the site specified in the Baciwa water permit. She did not question why BBWI was using the permit because as I already discussed BBWI was [&'] The post Will Villar’s Prime Water help? appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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PBA DRAFT: No pressure for Jackson despite top-5 pick

Trevis Jackson can t wait to get his PBA chance. The scoring guard from Sacramento was taken 5th overall in Sunday s 2018 PBA Draft and Jackson is expected to fight for his slot in a crowded Meralco backcourt filled with other playmaking and scoring guards. Still, Jackson says he s ready, ready to learn and ready to fit in. "First of all, I wanna learn from them, learn the little tricks of the game," Jackson says as he teams up with the likes of Chris Newsome and Baser Amer in Meralco.  "I ll take everything that I can and be ready to play the game I ve played my whole life," he added. Landing with the Bolts is also promising for Jackson, saying his workout with the the team before the Draft went pretty well. He s ready to pick up where he left off now that he s part of the team. "I m ecstatic, I m so happy. I loved my workout with them and just the atmosphere at that gym, it made me excited to play basketball," he said. "I m so happy to go there and get ready to work," Jackson added. As a top-5 selection, Jackson says he feels no extra pressure. "No pressure, I just play the game I ve loved since day 1, that s the only way I see it. I don t feel pressure, this is what I wanted to do and this is what I ve chosen to do and I m gonna keep going," Jackson said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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PBA DRAFT: Pido wanted a winner and he got it in Bolick

Northport was eyeing one guy in the 2018 PBA Draft. The Batang Pier got their man. Northport used its no. 3 pick Sunday to take San Beda s Robert Bolick and the Batang Pier were pretty much already satisfied even with that first pick. "It s a good pick for us," head coach Pido Jarencio said. "Siya talaga yung ina-eye namin to complement Stanley [Pringle]," he added. Jarencio said that the Batang Pier wanted a winner and Bolick is exactly just that. Bolick has won titles in both the UAAP and NCAA with La Salle and San Beda respectively. "Winner yung bata eh, we need a winner," Jarencio said. Bolick is ready to bring that winning mentality, however, he s yet to promise anything yet in terms of the playoffs. "Di ko pa ma-promise yan kasi ang daming magagaling na players dito," he said. "Ipapakita ko winner mentality, pag kinausap nila ako ipapakita ko na gusto ko manalo and makikita nila na winner ako," Bolick added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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PBA: Commissioner Marcial throws it back with quirky Draft announcements

People who were closely monitoring the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft might have noticed something different with the way the picks were announced. Instead of the usual style, much like in the NBA where the picks are announced by the Commissioner, picks were called upon and were announced by team representatives situated across the Robinson s Place Manila floor.  There were definitely some fun elements to the announcements, with the first instance coming from Phoenix Fuel Masters head coach Louie Alas, who picked team manager Paolo Bugia with the 12th overall selection.  Of course, that was in jest, before he picked forward Jorey Napoles, the very first draft pick from the TIP Engineers college squad. Another moment was when Columbian Dyip s representative mistakenly said CJ Calvo instead of John Paul Calvo for the 11th pick. Seen also were the sincere but funny selections made by Jason Perkins (Phoenix), Stanley Pringle and Mo Tautuaa (NorthPort), announcing to the crowd on-hand and the viewing audience in Filipino, which was comical in nature, since they said it with a twang. "Wala na kaming pipiliin. Ayaw na namin," proclaimed Tautuaa.  PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial says it was a throwback to the short-lived days of Commissioner Noli Eala, who served the league as a broadcaster prior to being the head of the first professional league in Asia. "Syempre gusto ng fans makita yung players, coaches na nagsasalita. Hindi yung commissioner—nagsalita na nga ako eh," said the amiable head of the PBA. "Tignan mo nagsasalita players, nagta-Tagalog. Players, coaches, governors. So magandang tingnan." Will the trend continue? Only time will tell.  Marcial, who served as acting commissioner and Media Bureau chief among various other positions before being named commissioner, said that this year s Rookie Draft was a resounding success in his first run as the league s head, wherein 41 out of the 47 hopefuls were called to the podium.  "Masaya, kanina kinakabahan. Biro mo di natin akalaing aabot ng 5th. Alam natin 3rd. Or second lang ata. Eh umabot ng 5th. So masayang-masaya tayo para sa draftees natin."   __     Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

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Team KiefLy crushes first beach volleyball stint together in BVR

Philippine sports power couple Alyssa Valdez and Kiefer Ravena hit the sandcourts together for the first time in the celebrity match of the Beach Volleyball Republic December Open Sunday at the Sands SM by the Bay. They took home a close 23-21 victory in the one set exhibition match versus Charo Soriano and John Vic De Guzman. KiefLy wins the match, 23-21! @abscbnsports 'BVRDecemberOpen pic.twitter.com/HS7al1QrCl — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) December 16, 2018 Both duos put on a fun show for the fans in attendance as they gave an impromptu dance number before the game. The match itself was also not short of entertaining moments especially when Ravena who is known for being a crafty point guard in the basketball court produced most of the points in the sands. "Nakita naman natin na si Kiefer yung player of the game talaga. Service aces, blocks, and mga spikes," quipped former Ateneo beach volleyball player Valdez. This is Ravena s first time to play beach volleyball competitively and it was made more special because it was with beau Valdez. "Beach volleyball is very underestimated, I never thought it would really be this hard. Of course, we play it for fun every time we re on the beach with family but competitively, it s really different," said the sidelined NLEX Road Warrior after the fun game. "I enjoyed it especially playing with my girlfriend, Alyssa, who s really a beach volleyball player, it was nice to pull up a win tonight kahit nag-eenjoy lang din kami," added Ravena. Both shared that they did not do any solid preparation for the exhibition game in order to just enjoy the moment. "Before going here, nanonood na kami ng highlights ng beach volleyball kasi we never trained together," shared the five-time PVL MVP. "We wanted to come out as unprepared as possible to really enjoy it na lang," added the PBA standout. The Phenom s game versus Soriano and De Guzman is also for a good cause. The proceeds of the event will be donated to Mindanao State College of Sports, Physical Education, and Recreation Academy in Marawi City. "It was nice that I played for the BVR family. It s for a cause and it s one great experience especially knowing you re helping a lot of people," said Ravena.  .....»»

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ABL: Balkman, Alab Pilipinas still too hot to handle for Indonesia

Alab Pilipinas put on a show against CLS to commence their campaign in the 2018-2019 Asean Basketball League. On Sunday inside the GOR CLS in Surabaya, Indonesia, it was an encore performance for the Filipinos as they invaded the home stage of the Knights with a gutsy 88-80 decision in overtime. The Puerto Rican pair of Renaldo Balkman and PJ Ramos was still a problem for the Indonesians as the former finished with 36 points and 12 rebounds and the latter ended with a 25-marker, 11-board double-double. Just hours after knowing he had been picked second overall in the 2018 PBA Draft, Ray Parks Jr. contributed 10 points, three rebounds, and two assists to help the Philippines go streaking with two wins in a row to open its title defense. Unlike the last time the two teams met a week ago, Alab had to work for the win. They only had a two-point edge, 75-73, with 37 ticks to go before Wong Wei Long willed a layup through all of Ethan Alvano, Balkman, and Ramos to tie the tally. Neither side would score from there and the game went into overtime. There, Balkman continued working and, by his lonesome, outscored all of their opponents, 8-5. Parks Jr. and Caelan Tiongson also had timely contributions in the extra period as the Filipinos evaded the upset ax. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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NCAA Season 94 volleyball: San Beda, CSB collide in marquee match

Top title contenders San Beda University and College of St. Benilde cross paths in a marquee battle Monday in the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Red Spikers put their unbeaten slate and hold of the lead on the line against the Lady Blazers, who are looking to extend their winning run, in their 12:00 noon clash that will air via livestream. San Beda sports a perfect 5-0 win-loss record tied with defending two-time champion Arellano University. Behind the career-high 26 points of Nieza Viray and the 25 markers of Cesca Racraquin, the Lady Red Spikers survived Jose Rizal University’s upset attempt, 17-25, 25-13, 25-9, 21-25, 15-11, last Thursday. San Beda’s grit and composure under pressure, according to Racraquin will be their biggest advantage against the taller but young Lady Blazers.     “Magiging advantage namin, if ever, ay yung grit namin as a team. Yung pagiging aggressive namin and yung service receive namin matibay ‘yan,” she said. CSB is coming off a weeklong break after making short work of Emilio Aguinaldo College, 25-11, 25-20, 25-13, for a 3-1 slate. The Lady Blazers will pin their hopes on Klarisa Abriam, Rachel Austero, Marites Pablo and top playmaker Jewel Lai to extend their hot streak to four. Meanwhile, Lyceum of the Philippines University (1-4) challenges winless Mapua University (0-4) at 2:00 p.m.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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