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‘The Revenger Squad’

  (We are running this guide to help moviegoers plan their holiday cinema tour. The 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival runs from Dec. 25 to Jan. 7, 2018.) Directed by Joyce Bernal; stars Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla, Pia Wurtzbach, Loisa Andalio, Ejay Falcon. Comedian Vice Ganda has set "exceptionally high expectations of himself" while making this fantasy-adventure film, according to director Joyce Bernal. She says the comedian "wants to do a lot of things in the movie," referring specifically to action stunts and special effects required in making it. Bernal also has good words for young star Daniel Padilla and 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, whom she said was "surpri...Keep on reading: ‘The Revenger Squad’.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerDec 19th, 2017

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach plays enthusiastic camp director in My Perfect You

MANILA, Philippines – After appearing as a superhero in The Revenger Squad last Christmas, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach returns to the big screen, this time  teaming up with Gerald Anderson in Cathy Garcia-Molina's My Perfect You. Pia plays the role of Abi, the overall person in charge of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

More lessons from 2017 MMFF

Our recent analysis of the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entries' individual grosses has prompted some film buffs to weigh in with their own takes on the subject. In general, they were vastly impressed that Vice Ganda's starrer, "The Revenger Squad," trounced the rest of the pack by such a wide margin. What was his secret, they asked? It isn't rocket science: The yearender, Yuletide fest is for children, and Vice's fantasticating screen romps are right up their viewing alley. It may not be a big secret, but Vice's frontrunner feat is still a remarkable achievement---that also says a lot about how "accepting" local viewers have become when it comes to gays in entertainme...Keep on reading: More lessons from 2017 MMFF.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

‘The Revenger Squad’ now highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time

Kapamilya comedian Vice Ganda has yet another victory to celebrate as his Christmas movie "Gandarrapido: The Revenger Squad" now makes it as the highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time.......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

‘The Revenger Squad’ now highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time

Kapamilya comedian Vice Ganda has yet another victory to celebrate as his Christmas movie “Gandarrapido: The Revenger Squad” now makes it as the highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time.. Source link link: ‘The Revenger Squad’ now highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

Vice, ginawang bisyo ng MMFF audience!

WOW, congrats kay Vice Ganda, since ginawa na yatang bisyo (vice in English) ng mga manonood na panoorin ang entry niya tuwing Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). Yes, yearly. Hayan at balitang ang MMFF entry niya last year, Gandarrapido: The Revenger Squad emerged again the film event’s top grosser. Last….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

Joyce Bernal has no plans of retiring

She has given this generation some of its most compelling films, but director Joyce Bernal just does not see the time she will ever quit. She sees herself working in the industry until she is old. At this time of year, the holidays are not a reason for her to slow down. She is busy promoting her entry to this year's Metro Manila Film Festival, the comedy riot movie, "Gandarrapido:The Revenger Squad," top-billed by Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach. Select members of the entertainment press were able to get up-close and personal with the director at the recently concluded digital conference for the movie. She shared her thoughts on retiring. "Ido...Keep on reading: Joyce Bernal has no plans of retiring.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

Coco at Vice Ganda, ’di kayang magbigayan

MARAMI ang nagsasabi na sa darating na Metro Manila Film Festival, it will be a fight between Ang Panday versus The Revenger Squad sa takilya. Parehong may bagong sangkap o rekado ang dalawang pelikula which will open on Christmas Day. There was a time na nagbibigayan ang mga producer at….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

5 fun facts about the movie Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad

MANILA, Philippines – Vice Ganda is back in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) and this time, he's teaming up with Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and Teen King Daniel Padilla in Star Cinema's  Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad . (READ:  Vice Ganda is making his superhero dreams a reality ) Directed by Joyce Bernal, the movie revolves around Emy (Vice), who ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

Vice Ganda declares P1B as box-office take

STAR Cinema’s MMFF entry this Christmas, “Gandarrappido: The Revenger Squad” boasts of three firsts that fans are looking forward to. For the first time, Vice Ganda is playing a superhero with Daniel Padilla (who’s also playing superhero for the first time) while former Miss Universe Pia Wurztbach debuts on the… Source link link: Vice Ganda declares P1B as box-office take.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 ALL TRAILERS – Manila Video

The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) on Friday announced the complete list of entries for its 2017 competition. Comedian Vice Ganda returns to the festival through “Gandarrapiddo! The Revenger Squad,” under Star Cinema and Viva Films. The “It’s Showtime” host will be starring with actor Daniel Padilla and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach. Meanwhile, Vic… link: Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 ALL TRAILERS – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2017

PVL: Malakas pa rin makakatapat mo, wala kang ligtas -- Valdez on semis

Creamline is through to the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference. For Cool Smashers top hitter Alyssa Valdez, the next challenge now is for Creamline to build momentum heading into the best-of-three Final Four. Choosing which team to face in the penultimate stage is out of the question. “Kahit pumili ka rin kasi sa kung saang rank ka, makakatapat mo pa rin ay malalakas na teams. Wala kang ligtas,” said Valdez, whose squad sports a 9-2 win-loss record at the second spot and is on a three-game winning tear. The Cool Smashers occupied the third semifinals seat on Wednesday after sweeping Iriga-Navy, 25-12, 25-13, 26-24, to join other Final Four-bound teams Ateneo-Motolite and BanKo. Only one berth remains and for the three teams that are already in the semis cast, the last four playdates of the two-round eliminations will determine their placing in the Final Four.     But the Cool Smashers would rather concentrate on building their morale than worry about their seeding.   “Ang hirap kasi hindi mo rin alam,” she said. “I think ang goal talaga is to really get wins sa mga future games namin. We have three more games medyo delikado pa. More hard work pa, more push pa.” The Cool Smashers still have BanKo, first round tormentor PetroGazz and upset-conscious Adamson-Akari in their list of assignments.   “I think ang pinakaimportante ngayon to get all the confidence na kailangan namin. Lahat malaman namin ngayon kung ano pa ang kailangan naming i-improve as a team para pagdating ng semifinals kahit sino ang makalaban namin medyo mag-perform kami ng maganda,” she said. And to build that momentum, Creamline will need to bring it’s A-game against the Perlas Spikers on Saturday in Cagayan de Oro.   “We all know BanKo, tough team, very hard to beat and they’re my former teammates so kilalang-kilala nila ako,” said Valdez of the squad that the Cool Smashers swept in the first round.     ---    Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News5 hr. 5 min. ago

Jett Manuel proud of his boys as UP finally makes UAAP Final Four

Although not being able to personally bring the UP Fighting Maroons to the UAAP Final Four, Jett Manuel was just as happy as he learned of his team's feat. The boys from Diliman have made the postseason for the very first time since 1997, when they were led by the late Bryan Gahol, Joseph "Ogie" Gumatay, and Paolo Mendoza.  Since then, the squad has experienced heartbreak for the next two decades, including a few winless seasons. Manuel, who donned the maroon and white from 2010-16 was not spared from UP's mediocrity, compiling an overall 10-60 record in his five-year playing career, including two 0-14 seasons and the infamous UAAP Season 77 bonfire back in 2014, which celebrated their only win of the campaign. The former team captain admitted that he was following the game while his team, Ginebra, was at shootaround at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, trying to keep their season alive, facing archrivals Magnolia in Game 4 of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup semifinals. "Well, I was secretly following the game throughout my pre-game preparation. Di nga ako nag-pre-game shooting para mapanood ko yung game," Manuel shared. UP was already up by 23 when the opening jump took place for Game 3, so Manuel had a good feeling his alma mater had made it and never knew the actual final results until much later. Despite not leaving the bench the entirety of the game, Manuel went home a happy man as the Fighting Maroons downed the DLSU Green Archers, 97-81, while Ginebra forced a Game 4, 107-103. "I’m sad na I wasn’t there in person, but at least I got the win here today." But before some of his former teammates, now the veterans of the squad entered the hardwood, Manuel relayed a good luck message for the team, who were playing at the Mall of Asia Arena. "I spoke to Paul [Desiderio], I spoke to Diego [Dario], to Gelo [Vito] this morning, just telling them good luck, and yung usual ano, I mean, I’m always there for them. I’m just really happy for them. Yun lang talaga." The licensed engineer also shared how he expected that one day his teammates will bear the fruit of his squad's labor, an accomplishment the UP community has eagerly waited for a very long time. "Me personally, leaving UP with that goal na I wanted to leave something behind, leave a culture behind and try to start something, which will eventually lead to this." However, Manuel felt mixed emotions that UP's victory came at the expense of the Green Archers, where his younger brother, Joaqui plays for as a rookie. "...50-50 yung puso ko eh. I’m Maroon-blooded as well as a Manuel. So at the expense of my brother, yeah, I feel sad, but I’m more happy now that finally, finally [UP made it]." __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News5 hr. 5 min. ago

PBA: Aces survive Bolts late game scare to tie series, 1-1

Alaska weathered Meralco’s comeback scare to escape with a 100-95 Game 2 win to knot the the best-of-five 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals series Tuesday night at the MOA Arena. The Aces leaned on the steady hands of JVee Casio inside the last 18.5 seconds of the match to put the game away while Simon Enciso, who waxed-hot in the first half, sealed the win from the line and snap the Bolts' seven-game winning streak.    Game 3 is on Thursday at the Cuneta Astrodome. Mike Harris was a workhorse for the Aces as the reinforcement poured in 37 points on 13-of-21 field goal shooting while hauling down 19 rebounds. Enciso scored 23 points while Chris Banchero flirted with a triple double with 13 markers, 11 rebounds and eight assists for Alaska, which missed only one free throw of its 21 attempts. "A heck of a win. I'm just happy to win. Now we got a best-of-three," said Aces head coach Alex Compton, whose squad rebounded from a 97-92 Game 1 setback.      Allen Durham brought down a once 20-point Bolts deficit to only seven points, 86-79, with just 3:44 left on a lay-in. Mike Harris brought it back to nine, 90-81, with a floater before Chris Newsome completed a three-point play followed by a dagger three-pointer by Baser Amer to breathe down the Aces’ necks, 90-87, with 1:52 left. Newsome was called for a goaltending on the next play, Amer split his free throws before Durham slammed it home to close the gap, 92-90, with 50 ticks left. Harris sank a jumper to put Alaska up by four but Durham quickly answered with a basket off a timeout for a 94-92 count with 28 seconds remaining.         Meralco was forced to give up a foul and sent Alaska’s steady free throw shooter Casio on the line. But Newsome uncorked a corner pocket triple to cut the Bolts’ deficit to 96-95. Casio added two free throws to put the Aces lead back to three with seven seconds left. Amer heaved a long three before Enciso put the icing on the cake from the line.    Picking up from where they left off in the first 24 minutes of action, the Aces went on a tear to open the third period as they opened a 66-46 gap with 4:31 left off a Vic Manuel split from the stripe. Enciso led Alaska’s locals in the first half, scoring 13 points including a step-back jumper over the outstretched hands of Anjo Caram that gave the Aces a 47-40 cushion at the half. Enciso shot five-of-7 from the field including three from beyond the rainbow arc for the Aces, which in the first half shot 20-of-41 from the field compared and forced Meralco to commit 11 turnovers that Alaska converted to 19 markers. Alaska sparked a 13-4 blitz in the last five minutes of the second quarter after trailing, 34-36, with 5:56 left.   The scores:  Alaska (100) -- Harris 37, Enciso 23, Banchero 13, Manuel 7, Baclao 6, Racal 5, Casio 4, Exciminiano 3, Teng 2, Thoss 0. Meralco (95) -- Durham 24, Salva 20, Amer 14, Hugnatan 12, Tolomia 10, Newsome 6, Caram 4, Canaleta 3, Faundo 2, Dillinger 0, Ballesteros 0. Quarters: 23-21, 47-40, 74-60, 100-95.    --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Bataan stays hot in MPBL with 12th win in a row

Bataan and Bulacan carved out contrasting victories last Monday to bolster their respective chances in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup   The Risers of Bataan continued their sizzling performance and their latest win – a 108-77 dumping of the Basilan Steel – extended their winning streak to 12 games. They improved their win-loss record to 12-1, the best in the 26-team cast. But for head coach Jojo Lastimosa, their latest win gave his squad a glimpse of what they can do when playing their A-game. The team posted a franchise best in points while also dealing the Steel their worst beating since joining in the league. Basilan absorbed its fourth straight beating and fell to a 4-9 card. Four players finished in double figures for the Risers led by Byron Villarias with 23 points. Fellow ex-pro Pamboy Raymundo added 15 while former PBA scoring champion Gary David chipped in 14 and Vince Tolentino contributed 10 in a display of balance firepower by Bataan. Bulacan, on the other hand, had to grind it out before arresting an alarming skid and winning over host team Pampanga, 67-65. The Kuyas turned to JR Taganas and Jorey Napoles who delivered the crucial baskets that ensured the team’s ninth win in 14 games that also snapped back-to-back setbacks. Taganas, the tournament’s leading rebounder, picked up a loose ball and made a basket with less than a minute to go and shoved the Kuyas ahead, 65-61. After Levi Hernandez put the Lanterns within striking distance with a short stab, Napoles beat his man to the basket and scored for a 67-63 lead with 37 seconds left......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Greatest PH team? That remains to be proven, says Guiao

MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas' present 20-man pool may be touted as the greatest assembled Philippine squad in recent memory but that remains to be proven on the hardcourt.  That's how head coach Yeng Guiao simply put things to perspective as he quickly downplayed the "greatest" tag given to the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Generika-Ayala upsets F2 Logistics

Generika-Ayala scored a major upset when it defeated F2 Logistics, 19-25, 25-22, 25-16, 28-26, to notch its first win in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Patty Orendain spearheaded the attack for the Lifesavers, who bravely turned a 21-24 disadvantage in the fourth set into a shocking win over a fluid and very disciplined Cargo Movers squad. Orendain tallied 18 points and 10 receptions while skipper Angeli Araneta added 15 markers to hand Generika-Ayala its first win in four matches. “Our hard work really paid off,” said Generika-Ayala head coach Sherwin Meneses, who drew impressive performance from Mika Lopez, Fiola Ceballos and Marivic Meneses. "After three losses, we still kept going. I told the team to just be patient and continue working hard.” He said he kept on telling his wards that they are capable of making a strong run if they will keep on working hard. “We know that we will have our time so we didn’t give up,” he said, adding that their strong services threw the Cargo Movers off their comfort zone. "We’re happy that we stuck to our game plan.” Michelle Morente delivered14 points while Cha Cruz-Behag had 11 markers and Aby Marano, Ara Galang and Majoy Baron each had 10 markers for the Cargo Movers, who suffered a rare back-to-back setback. F2 Logistics also surrendered to reigning champion Petron in a thrilling four-set encounter over the weekend to fall to a 3-2 win-loss card.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Dagger Dan Arches wills Mapua to winner-take-all vs LSGH in NCAA 94

Mapua High School and College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills will figure in another winner-take-all matchup now in the NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Dan Arches made sure of that, putting the Red Robins on his back over the defending champion Junior Blazers, 85-76, on Monday at the MOA Arena. The graduating guard scored 19 points, including six straight in the run that effectively turned the tides in favor of his team. “Si Dan naman, siya na talaga magli-lead ngayong wala si Clint,” head coach Randy Alcantara, referring to main man Clint Escamis who did not play still due to his ailing left knee. Mapua trailed, 36-39, late in the second quarter after Lennox Valenzuela drew unsportsmanlike and technical fouls from them. It was at that point, though, that Arches settled down the troops before burning Valenzuela with three baskets in a row to put his squad on top, 42-39, at halftime. That was just the wakeup call that that the Red Robins needed to impose their will in what was a must-win matchup for them following a loss in Game 1. “Sinabi ko lang talaga sa kanila na natalo tayo ng Game 1, pero hindi pa sila champion. Kailangan lang nating makuha ‘tong Game 2 kahit gaano kahirap,” coach Randy said. Briedyn Smith, Jonnel Policarpio, and Paolo Hernanez only joined in on the fun in the third and got together for an 11-3 run that increased their advantage to 70-61 in the middle of the quarter. In the end, Arches had 22 points and five rebounds while Policarpio and Hernandez both had double-doubles with the former having 14 markers and 14 boards and the latter having 13 points and 10 rebounds. Thanks to them, Mapua is now one win away from a second championship in the last three years. Arches and company try to do that in the winner-take-all Game 3 on Thursday. Of course, CSB-LSGH would also be going all-out for what would be their own back-to-back titles. Joel Cagulangan topped the scoring column for them in this one with 17 points, but hard to work for all of those, just shooting 4-of-17. Inand Fornilos also had a 13-point, 12-rebound double-double. They would need much more from Joshua David, however, who had a substandard game with just five points in 1-of-15 shooting. BOX SCORES MAPUA 85 – Arches 22, Policarpio 14, Hernandez 13, Mariano 11, Smith 8, Sarias 6, Lazarte 3, Fransman 3, Quimado 2, Dennison 2, Diaz 1. CSB-LSGH 76 – Cagulangan 17, Fornilos 13, Sangco 13, Valenzuela 13, David 5, Lepalam 4, Palencia 4, Calimag 4, Mosqueda 3, Morales 0, Lao 0. QUARTER SCORES: 20-25, 42-39, 59-56, 85-76. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

PVL: I don’t care –- Almadro on bashers

Ateneo-Motolite head coach Oliver Almadro isn’t bothered with the flak he received from fans on social media after giving Deanna Wong a tongue-lashing Saturday in a straight sets loss to BanKo in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference. “I don’t care!” Almadro quickly answered even before reporters could finish their question about him trending on social media as he entered the pressroom for a post-game interview Sunday. Twitter went abuzz Saturday night following a clip during Ateneo-Motolite’s timeout where the very animated Almadro lashed out at Wong as the Lady Eagles trailed the Perlas Spikers, 7-11, in the third set with BanKo controlling the match, 2-0. Grabe naman. pic.twitter.com/H3CtjifrnI — PINOY BALIBOLISTA (@pinoybalibol) November 10, 2018 Fans went to social media to express their criticisms on Almadro. But the mentor, who steered the Blue Eagles to three straight UAAP titles, just brushed everything off.      “Few people don’t matter for me, what’s important for me is I use them as our strength,” said Almadro, whose squad recovered from a 24-26, 22-25, 16-25 loss to the Perlas Spikers with a 25-23, 16-25, 25-14, 25-20 win over Adamson-Akari. “I use them as a creative criticism for me and of course I don’t put energy in the things I don’t have control rather I put all my energy at things I have control, which is my team so yun ang importante.” Almadro said that even before the game his team was already dealing with off-court issues. “Natatawa ako kasi hindi naman nila alam ‘yung problema namin e, we have internal problems prior to the match medyo pagod kasi kami. Maraming players ang hindi dapat a-attend yesterday because of biglaang ‘Binhi’ it’s a school activity so talaga three players, four players will not come yesterday so everybody’s bothered,” he explained. “So they don’t know Deanna is bothered, everybody’s bothered pero good thing, Ateneo community, Ateneo professors, Binhi for mentors are really supporting the program so they opted to finish the Binhi earlier so nakapunta lahat pero of course bothered.” The mentor admitted that he took some time reading the fans’ reactions but kept firm on his action to discipline the UAAP Season 80 Best Setter.    “I read all of that but what matters for me sabi ko nga I will sacrifice my kindness so that my players will know what is right or wrong because life is cruel if you will just be kind all the time, they will not understand what is right or wrong,” he said. “As a parent sometimes I have to sacrifice kindness because life is cruel in the end because they have to know is right or wrong.” He scolded Wong, Almadro added, so that the playmaker will know her mistakes for her to address it. Wong only had 13 excellent sets out of 64 attempts against BanKo with five markers and seven digs. To make amends for her subpar performance, Wong tallied 28 excellent sets with four markers against the Lady Falcons. “Now Deanna is in the right position now. Deanna is gambling with the set now. We are receiving right today, so ibig sabihin we learned yesterday,” Almadro pointed out. Upon learning about the bashing he received, Wong apologized to Almadro, who then told his ward not to worry about it. “Deanna cried to me ‘coach sorry’. Bakit ka magso-sorry? It's my job,” he said. “And it’s your job to play now what's important is kaya mong bitbitin yun kaya mong dalhin.” “And what did she do now? She played well, it’s because hindi kami nagpapa-bother sa mga nandiyan. What’s important for us are those who believe in us, those who fight for us win or lose,” Almadro added. “I will always reiterate to my players right motivation, right motivation every time because ‘pag pinasukan ng wrong motivation ang utak mawawala sa pwesto, hindi kikilos. It’s because walang meaning sa ginagawa so kailangan talaga right motivation.” Almadro still gave some kind words to his bashers.   “Those who do not support us when we lose, it’s okay with us. We still pray for them,” he said.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

UAAP: JLC learned to shoot like that from an NU legend

John Lloyd Clemente was white hot for National University all throughout their matchup against Far Eastern University on Sunday. “Actually, start of the game pa lang, nararadaman ko nang mainit ako e,” he told reporters after he dropped 38 points, the highest output from a player this season, in a losing effort. “Then start ng second half, ayun, hindi na ako nagmimintis. Nagulat na nga lang ako sa mga tira ko, lahat pumapasok e.” Along with a morale-boosting win for the already-eliminated Bulldogs, Clemente actually had a more personal goal in mind. “Last game kasi, first half pa lang, nakalimang three points na ako so sabi ko kay coach Jeff, ibe-break ko record mo. Ganun din ngayon,” he shared. The first-year player was referring to Jeff Napa, his former coach in Nazareth School of NU and who now serves as consultant for the school’s Seniors squad. Before being a coach, Napa once set a milestone, scoring 43 points built on a league record-tying 10 triples back in 2002. Fast forward 16 years and his milestone was put under siege in back-to-back games by Clemente. Last Wednesday, the scoring swingman had 19 points, 15 coming from five triples in the first half, and five days later, he dropped 38 points while scattering five triples. Safe to say, Clemente wasn’t able to match Napa’s firepower in a single game. “Kaya lang, ‘di ko na-break e. Yun talaga yung target ko sana e kaso ‘di ko magawa,” he said through chuckles. Interestingly, the man whose record Clemente is trying to break is the same man who has been his long-time mentor. “Si coach Jeff, parang tatay ko na rin yan. Siya talaga yung mentor ko,” he said, talking about their relationship which led to one championship in their time together with the Bullpups. And as it turns out, it’s actually Napa who has been overseeing Clemente’s transformation from a master of the midrange to a deep-range marksman. “Siya nagturo sa akin paano mag-shoot. Pagdating ko sa NU, ang pangit talaga ng shooting form ko tapos siya, nakita ko, ang ganda ng pitik niya,” the latter said. He then continued, “Tinanong ko teammates ko kung player ba siya dati tapos sabi nga nila na mag record nga raw siya. Mula pa noon, talagang tinuturuan na niya ako paano mag-shoot.” For being his mentor from then until now, Clemente is nothing but thankful for Napa. As he put it, “Si coach Jeff naman, alam kong gusto rin niya akong maging successful in the future.” That doesn’t mean, however, that Napa’s record is already safe. “May four years pa ako. Kaya pa yan,” Clemente said, restressing that he intends to go for the same milestone his mentor has. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Fatigued Meralco powers through 6th straight do-or-die

      MANILA, Philippines – The Meralco Bolts should have been out of it long ago. But after fighting for survival the past weeks – which saw the Bolts playing virtually 6 do-or-die games  – Norman Black’s squad is still alive and on their way to the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals. The seventh-seeded Bolts pulled off ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018