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2018 Jr. NBA Philippines targets 250,000 participants

As the NBA continues to spread its influence on the global sporting community reaching 26 million kids in 71 countries, Jr. NBA Philippines plans to do the same. For its 2018 edition, Jr. NBA plans to target 250,000 participants and 900 coaches across the archipelago. The program remains free for children aged 10 to 14-years-old who are eligible to join throughout four stages that will begin with skills clinics in schools and local communities. The Regional Selection Camps will follow with a National Training Camp to further trim down the number of participants with the best of the roster getting to experience a full NBA trip. "For the past 10 years, Jr. NBA Philippines h...Keep on reading: 2018 Jr. NBA Philippines targets 250,000 participants.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 13th, 2018

Philippines targets $36 million export sales in world’s biggest food exhibit

The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export promotion arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), is set to leverage on the Philippines’ zero tariff privileges on selected products in Europe as it returns to showcase the country’s finest food exports at the Salon International de I’Alimentation or SIAL 2018 in Paris, France, on Oct. 21-25, 2018......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 25th, 2018

Jr. NBA Clinic on-going at San Fernando, Camarines Sur

Jr. NBA Clinic on-going at San Fernando, Camarines Sur Vox Bikol Mon, 02/12/2018 - 01:10 San Fernando, Camarines Sur – (Feb 11, 2018) This town, just over 10 kilometers north of Naga City, is host to more than 300 boys and girls with age ranging from 7 to 16 years who were selected as participants of this year's edition of Alaska's Jr. NBA Clinic. The event is on-going, having started yesterday, Feb 10 to run for 2 days at the San Fernando Sports Complex. While the bulk of participants come from San Fernando, young basketball enthusiasts from and other parts of the Bicol region were among the attendees. Alaska launched Jr. NBA Clinic on 2007 and it has has been conducted in more than 100 cities and municipalities in the Philippines. According to Mr. Cyrus James Santelices, overall coordinator of the program, the Jr. NBA’s holistic approach is intended to strengthen the culture of youth basketball, teach life lessons, and empower youth to live a full and healthy life. “Its philosophy is to share the game of basketball with youth across Bicol by teaching skills, values, and wellness in a positive and fun environment,” he added. The aim is to develop complete and well-rounded basketball players and individuals. The municipality of San Fernando, with Mayor Fermin M. Mabulo at the helm, has been host to region-wide sports events and is now making its mark towards becoming a center for regional sports championships, including chess and volleyball......»»

Category: newsSource:  voxbikolRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Bike route spices up France World qualifier

A new bike route is expected to add thrill to participants when they compete in the 2018 Regent Aguila Ironman 70.3 Philippines Asia-Pacific Championship today at the Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa here. Bike route spices up France World qualifier by Kristel Satumbaga Source link: Bike route spices up France World qualifier.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

World s best duke it out in Ironman Asia

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The world's most decorated Ironman athletes are back in Asia and ready to endure the humidity in Cebu City for the 2018 Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific championships on Sunday, August 5.  Tim Reed aims for a winning comeback as the reigning champion of the Cebu edition targets ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

PH Air Force jets join interoperability exercise in Palawan

  The Palawan-based Western Command is currently holding a joint exercise that seeks to boost the interoperability of all its service branch. The DAGIT PA 2018 (Dagat, Langit Lupa), a form of Armed Forces of the Philippines Joint Exercise (Ajex), kicked off last July 23 and will last until Friday (Aug. 3), said Wescom public affairs chief Captain Cherryl Tindog. The early phase of the exercise included a staff exercise, with participants training for contingency, crisis action planning, and control of joint forces. Three FA-50 lead-in fighter trainers of the Philippine Air Force arrived on Monday for the field training exercise. The unilateral DAGIT PA drills is on i...Keep on reading: PH Air Force jets join interoperability exercise in Palawan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Tambay by the thousands: The war on loiterers in numbers

MANILA, Philippines – Drug suspects are no longer the only targets of President Rodrigo Duterte’s bid to end crime in the Philippines. On June 13, 2018, a frustrated Duterte spoke to newly promoted personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and gave his infamous order against tambays (loiterers)—a perennial presence ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

200 join DSCPI midyear ranking tournament

More than 200 participants all over the country joined the DanceSport Council of the Philippines (DSCPI) 2018 Midyear Ranking and Competition at the Ballroom Hall of Valle Verde Country Club, Pasig City yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 28th, 2018

Tough Mudder PH event draws 2,000 participants

Over 2,000 participants from the Philippines and overseas, joined the first Tough Mudder Philippines weekend, which took place last July 21-22, 2018, at Portofino, Vista Alabang. Tough Mudder PH event draws 2,000 participants Over 2,000 participants from the Philippines and overseas, joined the first Tough Mudder Philippines weekend, which took place last July 21-22, 2018,… link: Tough Mudder PH event draws 2,000 participants.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Duterte signs law on total hazing ban

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the Anti-Hazing Act of 2018 or Republic Act No. 11053, completely prohibiting hazing and imposing harsher penalties on organizers and participants of hazing. The law is an amendment of the Anti-Hazing Act of 1995 or Republic Act No. 8049 which prohibited hazing only ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Who s to blame for soaring inflation? All of them in gov t, says economist

MANILA, Philippines – The June 2018 inflation rate ended up even higher than all government forecasts , targets, and market expectations, after it surged to  5.2% . Who should be held accountable for the spike? And how can inflation be tamed to within a decent range? University of the Philippines ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Asean-Korea youth workshop to highlight implications of digitalization

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN --- The Asean-Korea Center has announced that it will hold the '2018 ASEAN-Korea Youth Network Workshop' in Seoul, Korea and Manila, the Philippines from July 2-11. The 10-day workshop will see the participation of 70 youth from the 10 Asean member states, Korea, China, and Japan. According to a press release, participants will attend lectures by experts on the implications of digitalization at different levels (international, regional, national, provincial) and in different sectors (politics and security, economy, society and culture), and visit digital centers and companies in Korea and the Philippines. They will also take part in cultural exchange and team-build...Keep on reading: Asean-Korea youth workshop to highlight implications of digitalization.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Football: Azkals fighting for redemption, recognition in upcoming tournaments

As important as the first quarter of 2018 was for the Philippine Azkals, the coming months are definitely even more crucial. With the introduction of former England skipper Terry Butcher as the national team’s new head coach, the road to redemption and recognition begins. "The next 12 months is huge for Philippine football. If we can have success in the Suzuki Cup and the Asian Cup, that will be huge strides in the development of football here in the Philippines." said Azkals skipper Phil Younghusband. Redemption is the goal for the upcoming 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup, which kicks off in November. The last time that the Azkals participated in the biennial Southeast Asian tournament, it was definitely one to forget. For the first time since 2008, the Philippines failed to qualify for the Suzuki Cup semifinals, snapping a streak of three straight Final Four appearances. This year, the Azkals once again find themselves grouped with Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore, just like in 2016. “We have the same group as in the 2016 Suzuki Cup, so it’s a chance for us to redeem ourselves and do better.” said Azkals team manager Dan Palami.      “[It's] the same draw we had two years ago when we didn’t qualify,” said Younghusband. “We know it will be tough and it’s a challenge for us.” The Fil-British striker added that in order to establish themselves as a force to reckon with in Southeast Asian football, teams like Thailand and Indonesia, and Singapore are ones that they need to take care of. “If we want to continue to help the growth of Philippine football, these are teams we will have to play and win against.” A successful AFF Suzuki Cup campaign will also definitely give the Azkals the much-needed momentum as they begin their AFC Asian Cup campaign, their first in team history. On the biggest stage that they’ve been on, their goal is to be recognized as a legitimate contender in Asian football. “The Asian Cup draw is a difficult group, but there are other groups that are more tough. It will be great to get the experience of playing a World Cup side to see what level we are at.” Younghusband said. In the Asian Cup, which kicks off in January of 2019, the Azkals find themselves grouped with South Korea, China, and Kyrgyzstan. All three teams are ranked higher than the Philippines. And while it’s bound to be an uphill battle for the Azkals, Younghusband is hopeful that they can come up with some surprises. “China will be very difficult, but we played them last year so we know what to expect. I would rather play a team we have played before. Kyrgyzstan, we played twice recently and had good victories so it should be interesting. Hopefully, we can claim a best third spot or even surprise a few people and claim second spot.”  Much like the captain, Palami acknowledges that the Asian Cup will indeed be a tough go, but going through tough opponents is the only way for the Azkals to prove themselves among Asia’s elite, and that’s what Palami wants to see from the Pinoy side. “For the Asian Cup, it will be a tough group, but I think if we do it right, we can pull off one of the biggest surprises in the tournament, and that’s what we aim to do.” “We don’t want to be mere participants, but we want to be true competitors in the Asian Cup.” Palami added......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

World Environment Day 2018: Salakyag Marches Against GMO Cartel Destroying PH Agriculture

Farmers and environmental stakeholders joining a trans-Philippine march to advocate for the Rights of Nature have lambasted the GMO cartel which they say is destroying the country’s agriculture. Some 400 participants from all sectors of society braved torrential rains last May 30, 2018 to join the third leg of the Salakyag Para sa Sangnilikha 2018: Sama-samang Sakay-Lakad-Layag Para sa Sangnilikha Trans-Philippines Pilgrimage and Caravan dubbed Salakyag 2018......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

SALAKYAG: Stop Killing the Environment, Uphold the Rights of Nature

“May napaparusahan po pag pinapatay ang tao pero walang napaparusahan kapag pinapatay ang ating mga bundok, ang ating mga puno, at ang ating mga dagat.” Some 400 participants from all sectors of society braved torrential rains last May 30, 2018 to join the third leg of the Salakyag Para sa Sangnilikha 2018: Sama-samang Sakay-Lakad-Layag Para sa Sangnilikha Trans-Philippines Pilgrimage and Caravan calling for increased protection for the Environment and upholding the Rights of Nature......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018

Marawi’s determination is inspiration for Ironman Philippines medals

SUBIC, ZAMBALES – One year since being a warzone between government troops and extremist rebels, Marawi is still standing and determined to move forward. Such is the fighting spirit that the Philippines wants to put on a pedestal as it hosts its first-ever full-distance Ironman race on Sunday morning here. To do so, the organizers of the historic Century Tuna Ironman Philippines have worked with the people of Marawi for the medals to be given to the race finishers. “We have collaborated with (the people) of Marawi to come up with medals that symbolize the Filipinos’ ironman spirit.,” artist Daniel Dela Cruz said in the pre-event press conference at the Subic Bay Convention Center. He then continued, “For me, what I see (in the medal) is fire and heart – which is also what every triathlete needs to finish the race.” This is the beautiful medal, by contemporary artist Daniel De Guzman, awaiting the participants in the finish line of the Philippines’ first full Ironman race. pic.twitter.com/9Yon5xnlE9 — Normie Riego (@riegogogo) Hunyo 1, 2018 Dela Cruz, considered one of the country’s top sculptors at present, designed the medal while fully entrusting the design of the ribbons to the people of Marawi led by Salika Maguindanao. “It was a big honor for me to represent the country as a people through the medal,” he said. He then continued, “But bigger praise should be given to Salika and (the people of) Marawi for their contribution.” A year ago, Marawi, the capital of the province of Lanao del Sur, was rocked by months-long fighting between government troops and extremist rebels. To this day, the aftermath of war could still be seen throughout the city. Still, the people living there have done nothing but persevere. And they have proven that, among many more instances, by doing their part in crafting 1, 200 finisher medals for the historic Ironman Philippines. That is exactly why Dela Cruz is hoping that each and every triathlete will appreciate just how special their finisher medals are. “The Marawi people have gone through hardships yet with very minimal tools, they managed to create 1, 200 of these individually handwoven ribbons,” he shared. He then continued, “So for all the triathletes, we hope you know that each and every medal you get is one of a kind.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 1st, 2018

A decade of perseverance pays off as Philippines set to host full Ironman

After a decade of Ironman 70.3 Ironman races in the country, June 3rd marks a first for the Philippine triathlon community as the sport's toughest race distance will finally happen in Subic Bay.  Ironman Philippines 2018 is all set to challenge local and international athletes—all of whom will race for the right to call themselves Iron men and women. To get there, they will have to swim in open water for 3.8 km, bike for 180 km and then run 42 km before crossing the finish line.  The reward? Being hailed as an Ironman or Ironwoman in your home soil. Ahead of the event, Century Tuna, its main backer released a video to rally participants and to pique the interest of sports fans to watch and be part of this historic event.  “Staging the country’s inaugural full-distance triathlon race is a challenge we gladly accepted. We truly wanted to give serious Pinoy and international triathletes the opportunity to achieve their personal fitness goals and do a full Ironman on Philippine soil,” shares Greg Banzon, EVP and COO of Century Pacific Food Inc. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

New batch of Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars named

EIGHT boys and eight girls were named as Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars from a total of 74 participants during the Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 presented by Alaska National Training Camp to become the 11th batch of Jr. NBA All-Stars. Headlined by Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein and WNBA Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes, the National […] The post New batch of Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars named appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Meet the 2018 batch of Jr. NBA PH All-Stars

Jr. NBA PH press release PASAY CITY, METRO MANILA – Eight boys and eight girls were named as Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars from a total of 74 participants during the Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 presented by Alaska National Training Camp to become the eleventh batch of Jr. NBA All-Stars. Headlined by Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein and WNBA Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes, the National Training Camp was held at the Gatorade Hoops Center on May 18, at Don Bosco Technical Institute on May 19 and SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on May 20. The National Training Camp players were the top performers in Regional Selection Camps in Bacolod, Baguio, Butuan, Metro Manila and Alaska Power Camp, which were led by Jr. NBA Coaches Carlos Barroca and Rob Newson, together with Alaska coaches led by PBA Legend Jeffrey Cariaso. Jr. NBA alumni were in attendance throughout the camp with Thirdy Ravena and Ricci Rivero visiting the Gatorade Hoops Center and Kai Sotto and Rhayyan Amsali highlighting the participants of the Jr. NBA Alumni All-Star Game in SM Mall of Asia. The Jr. NBA All-Stars showcased skills on the court and exemplified the Jr. NBA core S.T.A.R. Values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude, and Respect. Prince Ray Alao, 14, of San Beda University; Ethan Rod Alian, 14, of La Salle Greenhills; John Lester Amagan, 14, of St. Robert’s International Academy of Iloilo; Seven Gagate, 14, of Chiang Kai Shek College; Nathan Jan Jundana, 14, of Bacolod Tay Tung; Christian Joi Mesias, 14, of Jose Maria College of Davao; Kim Aaron Tamayo, 13, of National University; and Rhon Khaniel Telles, 13, of St. Anthony de Carmelli Academy of Cavite topped the boys division, while Madelyn Flores, 14, of Bukidnon National High School; Gin Kayla Huelar, 13, of St. La Salle University, Bacolod; Aishe Solis, 13, of Corpus Christi School in Cagayan De Oro; Pauline Angelique Valle, 13, of Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School; Christine Nichole Venterez, 12, Baguio City National High School; Marielle Vingno, 14, of Escuela de Sophia of Caloocan Inc.; Amber Esquivel, 14, and Kyla Marie Mataga, 13, of De La Salle Zobel were the outstanding performers in the girls’ division. Pauline Angelique Valle and Prince Ray Alao were named this year’s Jr. NBA Most Valuable Players while Marielle Vingno and Ethan Rod Alian were selected as Alaska Ambassadors. Hazel Yambot of Baguio and Mark “Tata” Belangel of Bacolod were chosen as the Coaches of the Year. In addition, special awards were handed out to Kayla Marie Mataga and Javier Louis Jugo as Gatorade Hustle awardees, Merylle Cuasay and Czarlo Salvador as Panasonic Rising Stars, and Aishe Solis and Kim Aaron Tamayo, Cloudfone Awesome Players of the Game. “The Jr. NBA program gives us the opportunity to contribute to our goal of getting more kids to play the game of basketball and help them understand how working hard on their craft can open doors and unlock greater opportunities in life,” said Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes.  “I came here to inspire you but your passion and eagerness to learn inspire me and I’m so grateful for that,” shared Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein to the campers. An NBA experience trip in Shanghai, China awaits the All-Stars in October where they will be joined by other Jr. NBA All-Stars from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam in training and friendly competitions as they catch the NBA China Games 2018 featuring the Philadelphia 76ers and the Dallas Mavericks. Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, continues to promote proper nutrition and an active lifestyle, serving as an effective platform in implementing Alaska Milk’s NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION. program that helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished children in the country. AXA, Cloudfone, Gatorade, Globe Telecom and Panasonic serve as Official Partners of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines, while Spalding is a Supporting Partner. ABS-CBN Sports + Action, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the Official NBA Broadcasters of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines. Fans can also follow Jr. NBA at www.jrnba.asia/philippines and on Facebook. For all the latest news and updates on the NBA, visit www.nba.com and follow the league on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit www.alaskamilk.com and follow PlayPH at www.playph.com and on Facebook and Twitter......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Japan, Germany emerge victorious in inaugural FIVB Manila Open

Despite coming from countries which experience the cold confines of winter, Japan and Germany sizzled and came out as the Queens and Kings of the sand court at the conclusion of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open at the SM Sands by the Bay. The Japanese tandem of Nishibori Takemi and Kosano Ayumi defeated Spain's Paula Soria Gutierrez and María Belén Carro Márquez de Acuña despite the scorching bayside afternoon heat in straight sets, 21-14, 21-18. With the victory, the gold medallists have gone undefeated in the tournament, 6-0, while the silver medalists ended the tournament with a 5-1 slate.  Meanwhile, their countrymates were not as lucky in the bronze medal match, as the top-seeded Paraguay tandem of Erika Bobadilla and Michelle Amarilla managed to eke out a 21-17, 21-16 victory over Tanaka Shinako and Sakurako Fujii in the preceding match. Takemi and Nishibori advanced to the Finals after beating Tanaka and Fujii, 21-13, 21-16, in the semis while Bobadilla and Amarilla won over Soria Gutierrez and Carro Márquez de Acuña, 21-16, 21-15. #FIVBManilaOpen Women's Division Podium Finishers: 1st: Japan 🇯🇵 2nd: España 🇪🇸 3rd: Paraguay 🇵🇾@abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/PLxetGh9aN — Philip Matel (@philipptionary) May 6, 2018 In the men's division, the Germans defeated the Russians as they came back and won a grueling three-set affair,15-21, 23-21, 15-9, to be crowned the kings of the Manila sand court. Max-Jonas Karpa and Milan Sievers took advantage of the visibly tired Russian duo of Petr Bakhnar and Taras Myskiv, finding open holes in the defense and winning jousts to take home the gold an a $1000 cash prize.  Meanwhile, Switzerland's Michiel Zandbergen and Gabriel Kissling won third after stifling Spanish brothers Javier and Alejandro Huerta Pastor in a thrilling match, 22-20, 19-21, 15-13. It was a see-saw third set which saw both teams exchanging leads. However, it seems the final change of the sides of the court did wonders for the Swiss nationals as Zandbergen emphatically rejected two straight attacks to clinch the third spot.  Bakhnar and Myskiv went to the finals by defeating the Huerta Pastor brothers, 21-18, 17-21, 21-18, while Karpa and Sievers won over Zandbergen and Kissling in the semis, 21-17, 21-16. #FIVBManilaOpen Men's Division Podium Finishers: 1st: Germany 🇩🇪 2nd: Russia 🇷🇺 3rd: Switzerland 🇨🇭@abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/hwwXsj5w75 — Philip Matel (@philipptionary) May 6, 2018  The four-day tournament, which featured teams from 23 different countries, featured eight teams, four each for the men's and women's bracket from the Philippines. #FIVBManilaOpen winners celebrate at the podium with champagne @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/VdVEvPU3Ew — Philip Matel (@philipptionary) May 6, 2018 UAAP beach volleyball veteran Sisi Rondina and Beach Volleyball Republic founder Dzi Gervacio, used their wit and skill up to the quarterfinals, where they bowed to Japan's Shinako Tanaka and Fujii Sakurako, which went to three sets and went in the favor of the Japanese, 13-21, 21-17, 11-15, Saturday afternoon. READ MORE: Kaya nating sumabay, kaya nating manalo -- Rondina “Sana ito na talaga ang reason why the Philippines should have a good, long term and continuous program for beach volleyball,” said Gervacio to ABS-CBN Sports' Mark Escarlote after their loss against Japan. “Kita naman natin na with just two weeks of practice, never ko ‘tong naging partner si Sisi and never ko itong naging teammate kahit saan but we’ve managed to play until the quarterfinals.” The former Ateneo Lady Eagle also hopes that this will be a springboard for the development of the popularity of the sport in the country. "Sana ito na ang heads up to everyone na, ‘Tara let’s start a beach volleyball program.’ We’ve won against USA and Canada and I think that’s a good turnout for someone who’s very young and a young team in beach volleyball." With the win in the one-star tournament, the participants recieved a $1000 prize for first, $700 for second, and $500 for third, coupled with their corresponding FIVB ranking points.       -- Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 6th, 2018

LOOK: 2018 PBA All-Star Week lineups and skills events participants

MANILA, Philippines – The PBA will go island hopping this month to delight its legion of fans with the All-Star Week from May 23 to 27 in different cities all over the country. The mid-season spectacle will begin in Digos City in Davao for the Mindanao leg on May 23 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018