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V-LEAGUE: Successful 13th season

Huge crowds, high TV ratings from the country's largest network, a two-title romp by Pocari Sweat and a National University repeat highlighted another banner year for the V-League, which continued to pack wallops, deliver top-notch matches and stay on top of the heap. With all matches shown live over ABS-CBN S+A and via livestrean through sports.abs-cbn.com/livestrean/vleague, the league had a very successful 13th season and reached broader audience nationwide and even abroad.    It was also a season of firsts and comebacks with Iriga City Mayor Madeleine Alfelor-Gazmen playing an actual game in the Open Conference and the Summer Spikers making their return after a one-year absence, shuttling from Baguio and Manila and back during games. Veering away from its regular opening conference fare, the league, where it all started, actually marked its 13th season with a fans’ day where they played with their favorite stars in a variety of game-related skills challenge and ended up mingling with their idols for photo-ops and autograph signing sessions during the All-Star. The league, in partnership with ABS-CBN, held its All-Star Game, along with that of the Spikers’ Turf, as part of its social commitment with proceeds, amounting to P200,000 going to the typhoon Lawin victims through ABS CBN Foundation. The All-Star was also staged to give something back to the league’s ever-loyal fans through the backing of Shakey’s, Mikasa, Accel, Pocari Sweat, BaliPure, the Philippine Sports Commission and ABS-CBN Sports + Action. Bannered by veterans Michele Gumabao, Melissa Gohing, Myla Pablo and Desiree Dadang, Pocari Sweat made sure to mark its maiden stint in the country’s premier volley league with a victory – grounding the Air Force Lady Jet Spikers in sudden death to snare the Open Conference crown before a huge crowd. Pocari Sweat also came into the season-ending Reinforced Conference armed to the teeth, tapping a pair of talented imports in Andrea Kacsits and Breanna Mackie and sweeping another Alyssa Valdez-led team, this time, the Bureau of Customs Transformers in the finals to complete the Lady Warriors’ remarkable two-title sweep before another banner crowd. Most marquee matches were beamed live over ABS-CBN Sports + Action Channel 23 with the championships aired on primetime, further adding to the popularity and following of the league which turned a once-dormant sport in 2004 into what it is today. Customs also toughened up in a bid to claim a V-League championship on its very first try, luring not only the high-flying, power-hitting Valdez but also tapping Thai imports Nic Jaisaen and Kanjana Kuthaisong, while BaliPure, raring to atone for its failed bid in the Open, also came in with reinforcements Kaylee Manns and Kate Morell. But both fell short against the Lady Warriors, so did the five other teams which showed up with an all-local crew with UST and UP dishing out solid games while underscoring their readiness for the UAAP wars. The Lady Bulldogs also proved they’re more than ready for the UAAP battle, beating the Ateneo Lady Eagles in a pair of five-setters to repeat as champions of the mid-season Collegiate Conference. MVP Jaja Santiago and former utility spiker-turned-setter Jasmine Nabor took charge for the Bustillos-based school, which actually notched its third V-League title, including its breakthrough in Season 10, also against Ateneo. Over in the men’s side, the second season of Spikers’ Turf also proved to be a big success with the Air Force Jet Spikers dispatching the Cignal HD Spikers in both the Open and Reinforced Conference finals. Air Force’s season-ending conference victory also served as a revenge of sorts as Cignal edged it in three matches to clinch last year’s Reinforced crown. Ateneo, on the other hand, got back at NU as the Eagles kept the Collegiate Championship for the second straight season. Both squads have figured in the last three UAAP finals as well as the first two V-League Collegiate Conference championships with the Katipunan-based squad lording it over NU, 4-1, in their head-to-head duel. With Sports Vision lining up a number of innovations to make the league more interesting and at the same time compete for media attention in mainstream sports, there’s no other way for Season 14 to go but up.     .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 31st, 2016

Breast cancer awareness

Pink is the dominant color during “Moonwalk,” an event advocating early screening and detection of breast cancer organized by the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Juan Carlo de Vela/ Manila Bulletin).....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 17th, 2016

Seoul: Surviving sexual slavery victims will receive $90,000

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea said Thursday that surviving South Korean women who were forced into sexual slavery by Japan's military in World War II will be eligible to receive around 100 million won (about $90,000) each from a foundation that .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 25th, 2016

SM Foundation supports Brigada Eskwela

THE SM Foundation School Building program team headed by Juris Umali Soliman was in Olongapo City to participate in the annual Brigada Eskwela of the Department of Education. Volunteer parents,…READ The post SM Foundation supports Brigada Eskwela appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News6 hr. 31 min. ago

Ayala Foundation, Microsoft launch CodeIT

Ayala Foundation, Microsoft launch CodeIT.....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 25th, 2019

800,000 rights abuses recorded in 2 years of Martial Law in Mindanao — rights group

Since May 23, 2017, when the entire island was placed under martial law, 93 activists have been killed while 136 have escaped death. More than 1,400 others were arrested and detained. Karapatan revealed there are 815,734 victims of civil and political rights violations. The post 800,000 rights abuses recorded in 2 years of Martial Law in Mindanao — rights group appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 25th, 2019

Media group, workers call for justice for victims of Ampatuan Massacre

"It is our way of keeping the fight for justice alive, as well as condemning all violations of human rights. And hopefully, before all our candles run out, justice would be given to all victims.” The post Media group, workers call for justice for victims of Ampatuan Massacre appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 25th, 2019

P54.9M ayuda inilaan para sa Pampanga quake victims

Pampanga – Naglaan ng P54.9 million ang Pampanga Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) para sa mga biktima ng magnitude 6.1 earthquake na yumanig sa probinsya noong April 22. Ayon kay Governor Lilia […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsMay 25th, 2019

Philippines gets $3-M counterterrorism grant

The Philippine government has received a $3-million grant from an international foundation to help fight violent extremism in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 24th, 2019

FEATURE-As rains fall short, Manila trickles into a water crisis - Agricultural Commodities

As rains fall short, Manila trickles into a water crisis Reuters Africa MANILA, May 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On Block 37, the city water supply starts flowing around 7 am. Two or three hours.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 24th, 2019

Tams stretch run to 4 games, enter playoffs

Chadao-FEU booked the last Foundation Group ticket to the PBA D-League playoffs by outlasting Centro Escolar University, 74-69, yesterday at the JCSGO Gym in Cubao......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2019

UST bows out of contention in PBA D-League care of FamilyMart-Enderun

Also-ran FamilyMart-Enderun eliminated Ironcon-UST with a huge 81-74 win, Thursday in the 2019 PBA D-League at JCSGO Gym in Cubao. Fighting for pride, the Titans weathered a huge fourth quarter attack from the Growling Tigers to end their maiden campaign on a high note and finish with a 2-7 slate. "They want to prove something and they accepted their roles for the good of the team," said coach Pipo Noundou. Valandre Chauca carried FamilyMart-Enderun with 31 points on a 5-of-9 shooting from beyond the arc, alongside five rebounds and two assists, while Marvin Hayes just almost tallied a triple-double with his 18 points, 12 boards, and seven assists. The Titans jumped on the Growling Tigers, taking a 25-11 first quarter lead and extending it to 19 numerous times in the third frame. But Ironcon-UST rallied back behind Soulemane Chabi Yo, slicing the deficit to as low as four, 68-7, with 4:57 left. That was when FamilyMart-Enderun went to its starters as it respinded with an 8-0 spurt to grab an 80-68 advantage courtesy of a Hayes lay-up with 1:09 remaining. The Growling Tigers' shock loss sent them out of the playoffs and gifted St. Clare College-Virtual Reality the no. 2 seed, which comes with a twice-to-beat advantage, in the Aspirants Group. Che'Lu Bar and Grill also booked the no. 4 seat in the process. Chabi Yo's effort of 25 points, 14 rebounds, and three blocks went down the drain as Ironcon-UST bowed out of the tourney. Mark Nonoy got 18 points, four assists, and three boards as the Growling Tigers finished sixth due to owning the inferior quotient in the five-way tie. Meanwhile, Valencia City Bukidnon-San Sebastian locked up the top seed in the Foundation Group with a 91-80 win over Diliman College-Gerry's Grill. JM Calma started off hot for the Golden Harvest with his 15 first half points before ending up with 26 points, 10 rebounds, and two blocks. RK Ilagan shot a perfect 10-of-10 from the charity stripe to wind up with 23 points, six rebounds, six assists, and three steals while Allyn Bulanadi did it all to finish with 18 points, six boards, four assists, three steals, and three blocks. The win locked the Golden Harvest at no. 1 in the group as they head to the crossover quarterfinals with a twice-to-beat advantage against Che'Lu Bar and Grill on Monday. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME FAMILYMART-ENDERUN 81 -- Chauca 31, Hayes 18, Gotladera 6, Kouakou 6, Vidal 6, Dela Cruz 6, Nunez 3, Gatdula 3, Dungan 2, Escoto 0, Mariano 0, Sacundo 0, Veloso 0. IRONCON-UST 74 -- Chabi Yo 25, Nonoy 18, Abando 9, Asuncio 6, Concepcion 6, Bataller 6, Paraiso 4, Ando 0, Marcos 0, Yongco 0. QUARTER SCORES: 25-11, 46-34, 70-56, 81-74. SECOND GAME VALENCIA-SAN SEBASTIAN 91 -- Calma 26, Ilagan 23, Bulanadi 18, Dela Cruz 6, Bonleon 5, Calahat 4, Altamirano 4, Sumoda 2, Are 2, Villapando 1, Loristo 0, Tero 0, Desoyo 0. DILIMAN-GERRY'S 80 -- Gandjeto 29, Torrado 14, Pacheco 11, Mahari 10, Bauzon 5, Brutas 5, Brill 4, Sombero 2, Darang 0, Tay 0. QUARTER SCORES: 21-7, 37-28, 68-55, 91-80......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2019

Philippines urged to rethink new labor ban after maid s death in Kuwait

Philippines urged to rethink new labor ban after maid's death in... Reuters KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Migrant rights groups on Wednesday urged the Philippines not to impose a ne.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2019

Philippines urged to rethink new labour ban after maid s ...

Philippines urged to rethink new labour ban after maid's death in Kuwait Thomson Reuters Foundation Philippines, which has more than 2 million workers in the Middle East, put a temporary ban on i.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2019

Actress joins clamor vs. lowering of age of criminal liability among children

"I understand that there are those who see differently but if you could only try and discern that they are still children, are victims of their circumstance and are still young enough to change their ways.” The post Actress joins clamor vs. lowering of age of criminal liability among children appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2019

Justice remains elusive for ‘Sagay 9’ victims

By: Glazyl Y. Masculino BACOLOD City – Militant groups in Negros Occidental continue to call for justice for the nine victims of “Sagay 9” who were brutally murdered at Barangay Bulanon on Oct 20, 2018. Members of the progressive groups marched from Rizal Park towards the Fountain of Justice in front of the Old City […] The post Justice remains elusive for ‘Sagay 9’ victims appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2019

More Power inks PSA with AboitizPower unit

MORE Electric and Power Co. (More Power), which is poised to take over the power distribution in Iloilo City, has signed another interim power supply agreement (PSA) with one of the country’s largest power producers, Aboitiz Power Corp......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2019

Gonzales steers Chadao-FEU into PBA D-League playoffs

Chadao-FEU booked the last Foundation Group ticket to the 2019 PBA D-League playoffs, outlasting Centro Escolar University, 74-69, Thursday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao. "Our goal is to make it to the playoffs and nakuha na namin ang first goal namin," said coach Olsen Racela. The Tamaraws leaned on L-Jay Gonzales, who collected 15 points, five rebounds, five assists, and three steals to lead his side to the victory and end the eliminations on a four-game win streak. Wendell Comboy added 13 points, four boards, two assists, and two steals, while Joseph Nunag got 12 points, three rebounds, and two assists in the win. Chadao-FEU wound up with a 6-3 card, eliminating Marinerong Pilipino (5-4) in the process. The Tamaraws now brace for Aspirants Group top seed Cignal-Ateneo (8-1), who owns a twice-to-beat advantage, in the crossover quarters set on Monday. Chadao-FEU squandered a 69-58 lead within the last five minutes as Judel Fuentes and Maodo Malick Diouf rallied CEU back to knot the score at 69 in the last 2:08. Brandrey Bienes would answer back with a trey, Patrick Tchuente put the nail in the coffin with a putback slam to extend the lead to five. Fuentes carried CEU (7-2) with 24 points and four rebounds, while Diouf registered a double-double with his 11 points, 11 rebounds, three steals, and two blocks. The Scorpions still enjoy a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarters, but their opponent still depends on the result of the Valencia City Bukidnon-SSCR versus Diliman College-Gerry's Grill game later. BOX SCORES CHADAO-FEU 74 -- Gonzales 15, Comboy 13, Nunag 12, Tchuente 9, Flores 8, Stockton 6, Bienes 5, Celzo 4, Tuffin 2, Mantua 0. CEU 69 -- Fuentes 24, Diouf 11, Rojas 10, Formento 6, Chan 6, Lisbo 5, Ke. Caballero 4, Uri 3, Sunga 0, Diaz 0, Abastillas 0, Santos 0, Intic 0. QUARTER SCORES: 13-20, 41-41, 60-56, 74-69......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2019

As cases spike, dengue kills six in Capiz

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Six persons in Capiz succumbed to dengue as the number of victims escalates. Based on the data from the Department of Health (DOH)-Capiz, 864 dengue cases were recorded in the province from January 1 to May 4, 2019. The number is 602 percent higher to 123 cases in the same period […] The post As cases spike, dengue kills six in Capiz appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2019

More secures supply deal with Aboitiz Power for Iloilo City

More secures supply deal with Aboitiz Power for Iloilo City.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2019