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‘Kung saging may piling, itlog din may feelings!’

First of all, Happy Easter to eggs and everyone! Linggo ng Pagkabuhay ating ipagdiwang!.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarMar 31st, 2018

Justine Brownlee: I want to be naturalized

Aside from playing for Brgy. Ginebra 'forever,' Justin Brownlee also wants to be a Filipino and be in the Philippines 'permanently.' Brownlee has been playing in the PBA for Ginebra since 2016. He has also represented the Philippines in the Asean Basketball League alongside Renaldo Balkman where they bagged the gold. This year, he scored his third Ginebra championship and the PBA Best Import award. With all of that success factored in, ABS-CBN Sports asked if he considers the Philippines as his basketball home. Brownlee did not take any of it. Instead, he topped it. "Not only basketball [home]. I want to consider it my home. Period." "You know, I wish I could live here all year round but unfortunately, [I can't] because of government rules and things like that but I wish I could be at home permanently," he said minutes before he spent quality time with fans Sunday afternoon in the Ginebra Victory Party held in Pasig. Team Governor Alfrancis Chua added on this. He joked during the program saying that Brownlee is no longer going to be an import next conference. "Hindi na si Brownlee ang import dahil gagawin na natin siyang Pilipino!," he joked which prompted the fans to chant GI-NEB-RA. But Chua then clarified with the media that if ever Brownlee's naturalization pushes through, it has nothing to do with his basketball career but more on his personal life. After all, naturalized Filipinos can not still play in the league as a local. "Sinabi ni Brownlee sa amin kaharap ang buong team, ‘Boss, I want to be naturalized.’" "Brownlee loves the Philippines. He told me many times na kung matapos siya ng paglalaro, he wants to stay in the Philippines and he wants to be naturalized. To make the long story short, he loves the Philippines and he wants to stay here for good." Chua then alluded to the likes of Norman Black who stayed in the Philippines for good after a stellar import career. Brownlee's feelings towards the country just goes to show how great it is to play for the Filipino hoops community. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @cruzdanine.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

After scoring 31 points, Ray Parks slams critics of Alab s locals

MANILA, Philippines –  Ray Parks was all confident about letting his feelings known after Alab Pilipinas’ 94-91 overtime win on Wednesday, January 31,  in Sta. Rosa, Laguna against Chongson Kung Fu, and he had all the reasons to be. After all, he led all Alab scorers with 31 points and carried the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018

Mixed feelings for NLEX’s Kevin Alas as he takes on father Louie against Phoenix

When the All Filipino Conference of the 43rd PBA season returns to action on January 7th, the 2-0 NLEX Road Warriors go up against the 1-1 Phoenix Fuel Masters. More than just a pivotal early season matchup for both squads, it will also be NLEX gunner Kevin Alas’ first look at Phoenix’s new head coach: his dad Louie. “Siguro it’s a mixed feeling, syempre I want him to be successful, at the same time, pag kalaban ko siya,gusto ko din siyang talunin,” Kevin shared with ABS-CBN Sports. “Pero when it comes to basketball, we’re both professionals, alam namin na walang bigayan, we have to get the job done.” While the Alas boys have been on opposing teams before, with Louie previously serving as an assistant for Alaska, Sunday will be the first time that he’ll be the head coach against his second-born in Kevin. “Excited kasi to think, college career ko siya coach ko, and then coming to the PBA, lagi ko siyang nakakalaban.” Alas added. And of course, being that Kevin and Louie will be on opposing sides on the court, the playful banter begins at home. “Actually meron, kahapon, syempre nag-break kami for the New Year, eh may parang workout place kami sa bahay.” Kevin shares. “Sabi ko ‘workout muna ako, pinag-hahandaan ko kayo eh.’” Of course, Coach Louie, being the veteran, tenured mentor that he is, needed to clap back a bit. “Biniro niya ako: ‘Hindi mo makukuha sa ganyan ‘yan. Kahit mag ganyan ka, hindi mo kami tatalunin.’” Kevin added. “Ganyan, biruan lang, tapos nagtatanong siya kung ano na yung gameplan namin, ganun.” While playful shots have been fired at home, make no mistake that both Kevin and Coach Louie won’t be holding anything back come game time......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

BLOGTABLE: Biggest challenges McCutchen faces in new role?

NBA.com blogtable The NBA recently pulled referee Monty McCutchen from the active pool of officials and made him the head of referee development and training. What do you see as the biggest challenges or issues facing McCutchen right now? * * * David Aldridge: That there aren't more Monty McCutchens in the pipeline to take his place as the NBA's best referee. This isn't the usual insipid conspiracy theory talk you hear from fans of every team around playoff time. I think the officiating in the NBA, on average, is pretty solid. And I certainly don't see the grudges and/or feuds that players had with refs back in the day, when it was clear a certain ref wasn't going to give a certain player a fair shake. But just about all of the top veteran guys have left in the last few years: Joey Crawford, Danny Crawford, Bob Delaney, Steve Javie and Bennett Salvatore. You weren't worried about a playoff or Finals game when they were out there (and, again, I know that there are fans who have beefs with each one of them for one reason or another). There are several good refs who've worked Finals in the last few years: Zach Zarba, Tony Brothers, Mike Callahan (and, yes, I know he and his fellow refs didn't have a great night in Game 4 of The Finals) and Derrick Stafford. But as the referee pool has gotten younger over the past few years -- a necessity, to be sure -- there are complaints from players and coaches that there's less flexibility among some of the younger refs, who won't let people question calls and/or let off steam, another necessity that veteran refs understood. It's not "showing up" a ref to think they got a call wrong, or at least ask them what they saw. The communication gap between some -- some -- refs and players and coaches needs to be closed. Steve Aschburner: Monty McCutchen’s biggest challenge, in my opinion, is thathe’s got a work force with a morale problem. Few workers in our society are as poked, prodded and second-guessed as NBA referees, who face heavy scrutiny long before and after the opening tap and the final horn. There are the in-game replays, the L2M reports the day after and all their individual performance reviews. A lack of trust with league HQ has been rattling around for years as management’s policing tactics and executive ranks have changed. The recent move by the players union, asking for a sit-down to complain about some refs’ alleged harshness and dismissiveness, felt like piling on an already beleaguered group, all because some players’ feelings were bruised. Yes, the refs are paid well. But they’ve been catching hell from all sides, and McCutchen might want to start there. Shaun Powell: The biggest issue is one that follows every head of officiating: How can you train referees to make accurate judgments on a fast-paced game that involves a degree of contact? There's no harder game to ref than the NBA and maybe McCutchen might want to press the league office on hiring a fourth ref. (My biggest pet peeve is referees refusing to call palming violations and also allowing players to take a step-and-a-half and then a hop before shooting or passing off. But that genie is out of the bottle.) John Schuhmann: As McCutchen improves the quality of NBA officiating as a whole, consistency should be a priority. Consistency from ref to ref, as well as consistency from player to player, from game to game, and from the first minute of the first quarter to the last minute of the fourth. And let's crack down on discontinued dribbles, too. Sekou Smith: The biggest issue these days isn't rules-related but relationship-related. Finding a way to cool off players and officials going at each other during the course of games has been the biggest officiating problem for years now. We've seen it again already this season with the rash of ejections, Shaun Livingston and Courtney Kirkland going head-to-head and plenty of other instances where the player-official relationship got out of hand. It's a bad look all around and sets the tone for the way players and officials react to each other all the way down to the grassroots level. Anyone charged with developing and training officials need to make repairing that relationship is a top priority......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Proud ako na girlfriend ako ni Bolick -- Aby Marano

Proud ako na girlfriend niya. A simple statement that sums up all the feelings of Aby Marano on bae Robert Bolick after he led the San Beda Red Lions to their second straight title, Thursday night in the 93rd NCAA seniors basketball competition. The former De La Salle University women’s volleyball standout wasn’t at the Big Dome when Bolick unleashed his ‘beast mode’ performance in the final minutes of Game 2 of the best-of-three championship series against Lyceum of the Philippines University. Marano had a game with F2 Logistics in the 2017 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix when the Red Lions captured their 21st title overall with a 92-82 win to finish off the Pirates. “Kinakabahan nga ako kanina kasi gusto ko talaga panoorin,” she said. “Nagtatanong-tanong ako kanina tapos may random guy na lumipat sa akin tas binalita na champion na nga daw.” “Parang nawala 'yung kaba ko, naging mas light 'yung feeling ko noong game,” added Marano, who herself had a great game against Generika-Ayala. Inspired by Bolick’s heroics, Tyang Aby finished with six markers to help the unbeaten Cargo Movers sweep the Lifesavers, 25-21, 25-17, 25-17.  Though she was not there to cheer for Bolick, Marano, who was able to watch the series opener last Friday, never doubted her long-time boyfriend’s capabilities and knew that he’ll be able to deliver for the SBC. “Last year, ganoon din 'yung nangyari sa amin - may game din ako tapos di ko napanood 'yung Finals niya,” she said. “Naging positive lang kami. Whether I'm there or not, tiwala na lang na maglalaro siya nang mabuti.” After the game, Bolick thanked Marano for pushing and inspiring him to achieve his goal of giving the Red Lions another crown.   Marano was just proud to see Bolick, who transferred from De La Salle University to SBC three years ago, reap the rewards of his hard work. “Ang sarap-sarap sa pakiramdam kasi nga nasubaybayan ko 'yung struggles niya dati,” said Marano. “Every day na magkasama kami, kita mong nandoon 'yung depression. “ “Ngayon, makikita mo na bumalik talaga lahat ng confidence niya and kung sino talaga siya as a basketball player,” added Marano. “Napakasarap sa feeling.” And how would she describe her feeling as a girlfriend of an NCAA champion?  Marano had a straightforward answer. “Masasabi ko lang na sobrang proud ako na girlfriend ako ni Bolick kasi nakikita ko talaga 'yung sarili ko sa kanya,” she said. BMDC (beast mode don’t care) naman din talaga siya magalaro.”     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

Duterte vows to help Sara s party, sticks with PDP-Laban

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte said he would help endorse candidates to be fielded by Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), regional party of his daughter Sara Duterte Carpio, but he still sticks with national party PDP-Laban. "Ang mabibigay ko lang siguro is my endorsement.... Ngayon, kung gusto ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

P8B subsidiya sa kolehiyo inipit ng CHED

Hindi lubusang nagamit ng Commission on Higher Education (CHED) ang P8 bilyong pondong inilaan bilang subsidiya sa college education noong nakaraang taon sa ilalim ng Free Tuition Law, ayon sa Commission on Audit (COA). Nasilip ng COA ang mababang fund utilization ng CHED na kung saan umabot lamang sa P1.448 bilyon o 18.11 percent ng pondo ang… link: P8B subsidiya sa kolehiyo inipit ng CHED.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Trillanes scored over drug test dare

MALACAÑANG yesterday slammed Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for daring President Rodrigo Duterte and his family to undergo drug tests.Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte will not take orders from anyone and he may take the drug test if he wants to.“Hindi ko po alam kung ano dapat ang response diyan….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Celdran appeals SC ruling on ‘Damaso’ act

Tour guide and cultural activist Carlos Celdran yesterday appealed the Supreme Court (SC) decision that upheld his conviction for offending religious feelings over a 2010 protest at the Manila Cathedral against the Catholic Church’s opposition to the Reproductive Health law......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Death penalty will be big help to anti-drug campaign – DILG Chief

MANILA, Philippines – The passage of the death penalty would help the government win the so-called war against illegal drugs, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año said on Wednesday, August 15. "Malaking tulong din sana kung mayroon din sanang…iyong hinihingi nating maipasang batas – ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Ai-Ai shares Cinemalaya win with 5 other nominees

  Ai-Ai delas Alas' son Sancho posted a video of the exact moment she had learned of her Cinemalaya win as best actress for "School Service." The Facebook vid showed the comedienne weeping buckets at the dinner table. She was unable to attend the ceremony because of a previous appointment. "I never thought I would win because there were many good performances this year," Ai-Ai told the Inquirer. She shared the honor with nominees Glaiza de Castro ("Liway"), Celeste Legaspi ("Mamang"), Iza Calzado ("Distance"), Yayo Aguila ("The Lookout") and Perla Bautista ("Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon"). She likewise dedicated the award to her children and husband, director...Keep on reading: Ai-Ai shares Cinemalaya win with 5 other nominees.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Transcript of interview with Sen. Chiz Escudero

August 15, 2018. On President Duterte’s statement, kung bababa daw siya sa puwesto, ikaw daw o si former Sen. Marcos ang gusto niyang pumalit sa kanya Nakakataba ng puso yung paniniwala ni Pangulong Duterte subalit siya na mismo ang nagsabi na wala namang legal na paraan para mangyari yon at naniniwala ako na… Source link link: Transcript of interview with Sen. Chiz Escudero.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Pekeng abogado, timbog matapos ipa-entrap ng kliyente

Payo ng NBI, maaaring i-check ang listahan ng mga abogado sa Korte Suprema para makita kung lehitimo ang mga ito. Source link link: Pekeng abogado, timbog matapos ipa-entrap ng 'kliyente'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Kris Aquino brings warm food, relief goods to Marikina flood victims

Kris Aquino was ordered by her doctor to bed-rest because of low blood pressure. However, her condition did not stop the Queen of All Media to distribute warm food and relief goods to flood victims in Marikina. "Kalurx- tadhana nga naman (yung name ng school)... I am from the 3rd district of [Quezon City]. Nagtanong po ako sa mayor namin kung meron pang matutulungan- no need na daw," wrote Aquino in a post she shared via Instagram yesterday, Aug. 14, noting the similarity between the name of the Marikina school she visited, H. Bautista Elementary School, and the name of her ex-boyfriend, Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista. (It's crazy, it must be fate's doing (the name of the school)...Keep on reading: Kris Aquino brings warm food, relief goods to Marikina flood victims.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

NCAA: Frankie Lim s green light gives Jielo Razon confidence in the clutch

Even as a rookie, Jielo Razon has shown that he can steady the ship. Tied at 72 with under two minutes to go, Razon took matters into his own hands and drilled two straight triples for the Perpetual Altas to keep the upset-conscious JRU Heavy Bombers at bay and got the 78-72 win at the Filoil Flying V Centre.  Edgar Charcos, NO! Jielo Razon, YES! THREE! #NCAASeason94 #GalingNCAA pic.twitter.com/oefWtv3PNO — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) August 14, 2018 Jielo Razon ANOTHER triple. Cold-blooded. #NCAASeason94 #GalingNCAA pic.twitter.com/uP9LebO86N — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) August 14, 2018 Those shots are bound to stick with his name for the rest of his collegiate career, all thanks to a confidence booster from none other than head coach Frankie Lim.   "Si coach rin ang nagbibigay ng kumpiyansa, hindi lang sa akin, kundi sa lahat. Lahat naman po kami ready. Alam po namin nira-run namin. Siguro nangyari na yun. Sabi rin ni coach yun, kung open, wala nang hesitate-hesitate," the homegrown Razon said after the game. Lim previously gave praise to his poised rookie as he has made the most of set plays. "Great shots, great shots. Our offense keeps our shooters outside opportunities to take open shots. Nasa players lang on how they want to use it. Big shot from a rookie. He's been playing well for the past games." With the Altas rising to 4-2, Lim acknowledges that the gritty team's wins have never come easy. "Pero ano, a win is a win. Something remarkable happened in the second half. We had like just two turnovers. And I think we're beginning to take care of the ball. Mas maraming nangyayari."   __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Digong naudlot sa pagbisita sa mga binaha sa Metro Manila

HINDI natuloy ang nakatakdang inspection sana kahapon ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa mga binahang lugar sa Metro Manila dulot ng hanging habagat. Walang ibinigay na dahilan ang mga opis­yal ng Malacañang kung bakit kinansela ang na­unang schedule ng Pre­sidente. Sinabi ni Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque sa press briefing na nais makita ng Pangulo ang lawak… link: Digong naudlot sa pagbisita sa mga binaha sa Metro Manila.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

LSGH champion guard foregoes basketball for studies in Ateneo

Joel Cagulangan and Inand Fornilos are still main men while Joshua David and Ladis Lepalam remain as key contributors for College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills in its title defense. One starter from that championship-winning team, though, is no longer suiting up – as a player, at least. Starting off-guard Jacob Lao is now part of the coaching staff for the Junior Blazers – just a year after graduating high school. Last year, he averaged 4.7 points including one triple and 2.8 rebounds. He also chipped in eight points and four rebounds in their title-clinching Game 3 win. Now, in the ongoing NCAA Season 94, he can be seen huddling with the coaches and handing out advice to the players. Along with wearing a different uniform inside the court, apparently Lao is now also wearing a different uniform outside the court. – and not just a different uniform, but the total opposite of that which he has been used to wearing. Asked where he has taken his talents to next, he told reporters with a grin, “Ateneo.” Yes, the CSB-LSGH champion guard is now studying BS Management in Ateneo de Manila University. He hasn’t turned into a Blue Eagle just yet, though. “I chose studies this time over basketball because this time, I want to focus on studies muna,” he said. For Lao, it’s about time that he prioritizes the student aspect of being a student-athlete. “Ang thinking ko kasi talaga is that basketball is not forever. Gusto ko munang i-prioritize yung studies kasi I can adjust naman (if ever) I want to play,” he said. After all, the son of Frank Lao who owns the Choi Garden line of restaurants will have to be involved in the family business sooner rather than later. Lao’s decision has the full support of both his family and his former team. “I made the decision (last May), but before I made it, I consulted with everyone from [CSB-LSGH head] coach Marvin [Bienvenida] to my parents. Sabi nila, if tama sa akin, then go,” he said. And apparently, this decision has been in the works for a long time. “When we won the championship, naisip kong kahit anong mangyari sa Seniors, studies muna ako,” he said. While he’s walking away from basketball, for now at least, the former Junior Blazers will always have the memories of that first-ever championship they brought home to Ortigas. “More than the championship, it was the brotherhood. Kaya nga I asked coach Marvin kung pwede akong maging assistant kasi ang hirap iwan yung samahan namin,” he said. And when that time comes that basketball comes knocking on his door anew, Lao said he’s only winning to entertain it. As he put it, “If ever maglaro ako ulit, nandun lang naman yung basketball.” Perhaps, a visit from Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin just might do the trick? --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

The 14th Cinemalaya Film Festival winners

FULL-LENGTH FEATURE • Best Film — Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon (Waiting for Sunset) The post The 14th Cinemalaya Film Festival winners appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Victory for Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon

A DRAMA about the simple and settled life of an elderly couple that is altered when the old woman’s ex-husband seeks her help, Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon (Waiting for Sunset) bagged five awards including Best Film and the NETPAC Award for full-length feature at the 14th Cinemalaya Film Festival on Sunday at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The post Victory for Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Coach Joe overseeing Pasaol’s transformation into a beast

Unlike De La Salle University and University of Sto. Tomas, who also have new coaches, University of the East will have a Mythical Team member fronting its new era. Alvin Pasaol, who famously scored 49-points in a game last season in the UAAP, will be playing two more years for the Red Warriors. That means that new mentor Joe Silva will have a top five player in his first year as at the helm for UE – as compared to Louie Gonzales with the Green Archers and Aldin Ayo with the Growling Tigers who wont' have that luxury.  Of course, Silva recognized how big is it to have somebody like that. “Siyempre, it helps na may Mythical 5 kami na go-to-guy,” he said of his main man who averaged 20.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.7 steals, and 1.6 assists last year. Still, UE’s new head coach, who knows a thing or two about top players, said we haven’t seen the best of Pasaol just yet. As he put it: “Alvin, for me, hasn’t reached his potential yet. Tip of the iceberg pa lang yan.” During his time as coach of the Ateneo De Manila Blue Eaglets, Silva had a hand in the development of the likes of Thirdy Ravena, Nieto twins Matt and Mike, SJ Belangel, Dave Ildefonso, and Kai Sotto. As such, he went on to point out that his new top gun, well-known for his big body, could do much more with better conditioning. “I want him to get stronger. Isipin niyo, he’s kind of on the pudgy side, tapos andami na niyang nagagawa,” he said. He then continued, “Paano pa kung kundisyon? He’ll be a beast.” A toned and tireless Alvin Pasaol? Could he score more than 49 points in a game? For his part, Pasaol said he’s ready and raring to answer his mentor’s challenge. “Sinasabi nga ni coach Joe na kailangang totally fit ako. Agree naman akong kailangan kong pumayat kahit konti para mas shifty pa akong gumalaw at mas kayang tumalon,” he said. That doesn’t mean, however, that the 49-point man we all have come to love is going away. “Kahit pumayat, ‘di naman mawawala yun. Siguro, mas lalo ko lang i-eenhance ginagawa ko para rin ma-break ko yung record ko,” he said. Along with the weight, though, Pasaol said he’s aiming to take the reins of leadership for the new-look Red Warriors. “Yung leadership, yun yung gusto kong ma-achieve ngayon. Gusto ko, lahat ng teammates ko, papagalingin ko,” he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018