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Are You Ready to See Erich Gonzales and Jericho Rosales’ Surfing Skills?

Director Paul Soriano's romantic dramaSiargaonow has a premiere date. Buckle up because it's already showing next month. Inquirer.net reported the second batch of Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entries this year. This includesSiargao, which stars Erich Gonzales, Jericho Rosales, and Jasmine Curtis. The film was shot in the island of Siargao for six weeks. According to Paul, the shoot schedule also prompted Jericho to drop out of his lead role inAll of You(also an MMFF 2017 entry). "We shot this in April. We were technically locked in Siargao for a long period, so I wasn't aware that there was a conflict in Jericho's schedule with another project. This film was already done i...Keep on reading: Are You Ready to See Erich Gonzales and Jericho Rosales’ Surfing Skills?.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 20th, 2017

ABS-CBN Ball 2018: Top 10 fashion, beauty trends

Jericho Rosales and Erich Gonzales might have been named as Best Dressed Male and Female, but fans also noticed other fashion and beauty standouts in what can be considered as the biggest fashion event of the year among Kapamilya stars......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Siargao review: Low-key loving

Paul Soriano’s Siargao is a film that is content making ripples instead of waves. Paean to a place Diego (Jericho Rosales) is a beleaguered rock star. Laura (Erich Gonzales) is a heartbroken vlogger. The two individuals serendipitously meet on a plane ride to the island and over a series ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

Why Jericho is in no rush to have a baby

Actor Jericho Rosales revealed that having a baby is not part of his immediate plans, although stressing, he "loves kids."   "I'm also a kid at heart, but Kim (Jones, his wife) and I have decided that we aren't ready yet to have one," Jericho pointed out. "We feel that as a married couple, we still have a lot to learn about each other. We want to enjoy our time together first. There's no need to rush."   He also said they would oftentimes observe close friends like Iya and Drew Arellano, and Judy Ann and Ryan Agoncillo whenever these couples were with their kids. "Being a parent is a full-time job. We know we won't be able to give it our all just yet. We don't w...Keep on reading: Why Jericho is in no rush to have a baby.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

LOOK: Jericho Rosales takes another shot at directing

Jericho Rosales is definitely your adventure junkie next door---when he's not striking a pose or delivering rehearsed lines in front of the camera, he's most likely out roughing off the dirt roads with his trusty Scrambler motorbike or surfing and soaking up the sun on Siargao Island---flip flops and board shorts and all. Being a True Wanderer Ambassador of denim brand Wrangler Philippines fits the bill too, since apart from helping promote tourism in the motherland, Rosales also gets to do the things he loves the most. Yesterday, however, Rosales shared snaps of him on Instagram in what seems to be a film set. This time, however, Rosales is the one behind the cameras instead of b...Keep on reading: LOOK: Jericho Rosales takes another shot at directing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

Meet Jericho Rosales' son Santino, ready to take on the world

Meet Jericho Rosales' son Santino, ready to take on the world.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2016

ONE Championship: Mark Fairtex Abelardo out to showcase Filipino fighting spirit in Bangkok

Mark "Tyson" Fairtex Abelardo might have been far away from the Philippines for the longest time, but he keeps his mother country close to his heart.   On Saturday, 16 February, he will have the chance to make an impression to his Filipino kababayans when he takes on undefeated bantamweight Daichi Takenaka on the undercard of ONE: CLASH OF LEGENDS, which emanates from the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.   "I feel more than ready to finally showcase my skill on the global stage,” said Abelardo, who signed a ONE Championship contract following his victory at ONE Warrior Series 3 in October.   “This is what I worked and trained hard for all my life, and I will make sure to make the most out of this moment.”   Born to Filipino parents in Auckland, New Zealand, "Tyson" is currently based in Pattaya, Thailand, where he hones his craft at the Fairtex Training Center.   While he has moved around the Asia Pacific for most of his adulthood, Abelardo noted that the Filipino warrior spirit is not lost on him, and it’s something that he vows to showcase in Bangkok.   "I am based in Thailand, but I will be out to show the fans out there that I possess the Filipino fighting spirit that Pinoys are known for,” he said. “I proudly represent the Philippines in ONE Championship."   The 27-year-old, however, will have his hands full against Takenaka, who is yet to taste defeat in his professional career. The Japanese grappler, who is a former Shooto Featherweight Champion, is known for his ability to mix his point of attack with strikes and efficient takedowns.   Despite the tall task at hand, Abelardo remains unfazed as he is excited to showcase his skills against a top opponent.   "A difficult fight is what I hoped for,” he explained.   “I feel that this is the kind of fight I needed in order to step up my level and go up the rankings in the bantamweight division. Fans will be in for a treat that evening."  said Abelardo.   "The goal is to win impressively, get my name out there, and represent the Philippine flag on a global stage."  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

EYES ON YOU, KID: UAAP 81 Jrs. players to watch

The first round of the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament is over and done with. And we can’t wait for the second round to get started just so we could get even more glimpses of the future of Philippine basketball courtesy of these players: KAI SOTTO – Ateneo de Manila High School ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 25.3 points, 62.1 shooting, 12.7 rebounds, 3.3 blocks, 2.7 assists For the first time in his three years in Ateneo, Kai Sotto is, bar none, the most dominant force in the UAAP. In his first year, he took a backseat to Juan Gomez de Liano and SJ Belangel then as a sophomore, he was overtaken by CJ Cansino. Now, however, there is no doubt that the 7-foot-1, 16-year-old is the best player in the league – tops in scoring, rebounding, and blocking. And for good measure, just as he is a sure shot inside the paint, he also has the soft touch to make jumpers. Don’t send him to the line either as he makes good on 70.8 percent of his shots from there. Yes, Sotto is an end-to-end force that nobody could match not only in the UAAP, but in all of high school. RJ ABARRIENTOS – Far Eastern University-Diliman ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 16.4 points, 5.0 assists, 4.1 rebounds RJ Abarrientos had already committed to FEU’s Seniors squad, but later backtracked to use up his last year of eligibility in the UAAP Juniors. Safe to say, FEU-Diliman only welcomed him back with open arms and then proceeded to provide him the stage to shine the brightest he has ever been. A complementary player to the likes of Kenji Roman and L-Jay Gonzales before him, the nephew of Philippine basketball legend Johnny now runs the show for the Baby Tamaraws to the tune of a scoring clip and an assist total both third-best in the league. And even as he is now the primary playmaker for the green and gold, Abarrientos remains a dead shot as the league’s top marksman from three. All in all, the 5-foot-11 stocky guard is the most college-ready player in high school (of course, we’re not counting Kai Sotto who’s not only looks like he's college-ready, but pro-ready as well). CARL TAMAYO – Nazareth School of National University ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 11.5 points, 54.3 percent shooting, 9.3 rebounds, 1.8 blocks Due to various injuries, Carl Tamayo has only seen action in four out of seven games NU has played thus far in the tournament. Each and every time he’s on the court, however, the 6-foot-7 only delivers the goods on offense as a paint presence as well as a threat from the perimeter. At the other end, Tamayo also stands strong inside and outside and is actually third-best in terms of blocks. The Cebuano has all the tools to go toe-to-toe with Kai Sotto, but will need to work on his strength and conditioning so that he may leave the injury bug that has been biting him far behind. MARK NONOY – University of Sto. Tomas ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 18.3 points, 9.1 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 1.7 steals UST looked like it had hit the jackpot in unearthing CJ Cansino and then unveiling him as a dominant force in Season 80. Only, the Tiger Cubs look like they have hit the jackpot again in discovering Mark Nonoy out of Negros Occidental and then developing him into their new all-around shining star in Season 81. In just his first game in the UAAP Juniors, Nonoy dropped 31 points. Just two games later, he tallied a triple-double of 17 points, 16 rebounds, and 12 assists. Now, he is second-best in points and assists and third-best in steals in all of the league. More importantly, with their 5-foot-8 playmaker fronting the effort, UST has stayed in the conversation of playoff hopefuls in the ongoing season. GERRY ABADIANO – Nazareth School of National University ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 13.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists Nothing about Gerry Abadiano’s game will jump out at anybody. In fact, nobody will be able to find him in the top five of any statistical category. In the same light, however, he also does not have any weaknesses that will jump out at anybody. The 5-foot-9 lead guard just does whatever his team needs from him and he does it well. That is exactly why he has become to be heart and soul of a Bullpup side with championship aspirations. More than that, Abadiano’s biggest contribution will not be seen in any stat sheet as he has turned out to be the leader that the blue and gold deserves. JOEM SABANDAL – Adamson High School ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 14.3 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.3 steals Joem Sabandal can make difficult shots with the best of them – whether that be willing a layup through defenders or willing a jumper in the face of a contest. That ability has thrust him into the role of being the main man for upstart Adamson and into the recognition as the fifth-best scorer in the UAAP Juniors. Make no mistake, however, the 5-foot-11 guard is not a score-first, second, and third player as he also contributes in the rebounds, assists, and steals departments for the Baby Falcons. Just like any young player, shot selection is a point for improvement for Sabandal, but the fact of the matter is, he’s already well on his way into being a dynamic scorer. TERRENCE FORTEA – Nazareth School of National University ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 14.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists Looks like all Terrences have a scorer’s mentality as NU’s Fortea wants to get buckets just as much as San Miguel’s Romeo. The good news for the Bullpups is that Terrence Romeo is just one of the hopeful trajectories 18-year-old Terrence Fortea’s career can take. Like Romeo, Fortea is a sniper from deep (second-most triple total with 20) and an even better shot from the line (best free throw clip at 82.6 percent). He also has that handy floater that can frustrate defenses that close out on him. Best of all, though, the 5-foot-10 Batang Gilas stalwart is still learning the ropes on being more of a facilitator. And when he masters that, he may very well exceed his namesake. AP MANLAPAZ – Adamson High School ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 10.8 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 2.0 blocks, 1.3 steals While Joem Sabandal is Adamson’s go-to-guy, it’s actually little-known teammate AP Manlapaz who is in the top five of the MVP race. And with a closer look, there’s every reason for him to be there as he, put simply, stuffs the stat sheet for the Baby Falcons – averaging a points-rebounds double-double to go along with marks from assists, blocks, and steals. Safe to say, long-limbed forward Manlapaz has been anonymous before the season, but without a doubt, will only keep making noise on both ends. BISMARCK LINA – University of Sto. Tomas ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 11.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, 1.0 assist Bismarck Lina is one of only three players to be averaging a double-double in the UAAP Juniors. As their man in the middle, the cousin of school legend Kevin Ferrer sees to it that UST does not get bullied in the interior as whether it be offense or defense, he is a threat at the rim. Most of all, the 6-foot-6 Lina, the second-best rebounder in the league, is always at the right place, at the right time to complete defensive stops or to clean up a teammates’ miss with a rebound. JORDI GOMEZ DE LIAÑO – University of the Philippines Integrated School ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 11.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.0 assist Jordi is the best-shooting Gomez de Liano – or so he says. Of course, numbers do back him up as at just 15-years-old, he already has the third-best triple total in all of the UAAP Juniors. At the same time, however, the younger brother of Javi and Juan has a long ways to go as while he already stands at 6-foot-5, he is also reed thin and can get muscled through by anybody and everybody. More than that, his team is winless in the season. Nonetheless, it’s good to know that both the shooting and the confidence, both GDL trademarks, are already there – and it’s just a matter of time before Jordi grows into his body. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

UAAP: L-Jay-RJ looks like FEU s next great backcourt

Jasper Parker and Axel Inigo will no longer play for Far Eastern University. Like they always are, however, the Tamaraws remain full-stocked at the backcourt. Of course, veterans Hubert Cani and Wendell Comboy are now ready and raring for their turn at the driver’s seat. And behind those two await a pair of products from the green and gold’s high school program who may very well end up to be the next ones in the school’s long line of great guards. Already there is L-Jay Gonzales who, in his spot minutes on the floor in his first year in the Seniors squad, already began opening eyes. Described as a lead guard who has the both the triple-doubling talent and the burst of Russell Westbrook, the 5-foot-9 playmaker flashed glimpses of that as a rookie reserve to the likes of Parker, Inigo, Cani, and Comboy. And now, Gonzales is just waiting for his Paul George to arrive. “Ako po, excited lang talaga na magkasama kami ulit,” he said. He was talking about RJ Abarrientos, his former partner-in-crime with the Baby Tamaraws who is finishing up his last playing year in the Juniors. Three years ago, Gonzales and Abarrientos were key cogs in what was a pleasant surprise of a championship for FEU-Diliman. Once Abarrientos finishes up with high school and moves on up to college, the two are nothing but determined to bring their school back to the mountaintop in the collegiate ranks. “Nag-usap na nga po kami ni L-Jay tapos sabi niya sa akin, bahala ka muna sa Jrs. kasi pagdating mo naman dito, ako bahala sayo,” RJ, the nephew of Philippine basketball legend Johnny, shared. He then continued, “Basta pagdating mo rito, ibi-build natin ‘tong bagong FEU.” Abarrientos can do what Gonzales can on the basketball court, albeit without the same sort of explosiveness. What he does have over his running mate, though, is size – standing at 5-foot-11 and possessing a stocky built. That is exactly why a backcourt pairing of Gonzales and Abarrientos looks like it will not have any holes. “Sinasabi talaga sa amin, yung connection namin, nung Juniors pa lang, nakita na kung anong magagawa. Sana, mapakita rin namin yun sa Seniors,” Abarrientos said. Still, all of that is easier said than done and, without a doubt, the L-Jay and RJ connection still has to prove itself when it finally goes online for the FEU Tamaraws. “Siyempre, nakaka-pressure po lalo na sa akin kasi makakasabayan ko po ang isang Abarrientos,” Gonzales said. He then continued, “Pero pagbubutihan po namin na mag-click ang duo namin.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

ONE Championship: Honorio Banario looks to showcase skills in ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix

Former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio "The Rock" Banario is ready to make a huge splash in ONE Championship's stacked lightweight division this 2019.   Banario went on a five-bout unbeaten streak for two years before it was snapped by Singaporean sensation Amir Khan at ONE: BEYOND THE HORIZON last September when he lost by way of first-round submission.   "The Rock" ultimately concluded 2018 on a winning note, picking up a unanimous decision win over Rahul Raju at ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS this past November.   Banario aims to muster all the lessons and experiences that he has had thus far and utilize it in his upcoming bouts.   "I learned a lot in 2018, and I’m hoping to learn a lot more and grow more this 2019. I think the biggest lesson for me is to continue to stay hungry to learn, and to achieve more," he said.   "The loss to Amir once again humbled me, and I was sent back on a path of learning. Improving my skills and getting in prime condition, as well as staying active and on my toes, is important to keep my edge.   "You can’t relax in this game, because things change rapidly all the time. It’s always evolving."   Banario is also keen on proving his worth in the highly-anticipated ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix, which will be participated by the best athletes that the world and his division have to offer.   With the eagerness to test his mettle in the eight-man tourney, the 29-year-old native of Mankayan, Benguet is confident that he will leave a lasting impression.   "I plan to show that I am one of the best lightweights in the promotion. There is a lot of buzz surrounding our division because of the tournament, and because of the new crop of athletes who joined ONE. There is a lot of pressure to perform," Banario stated.   "I would be happy to put on a show for the fans against anyone ONE puts me in the cage with. It doesn’t matter to me. I am confident in myself and in my team. Through hard work, we will achieve great things."   The tournament winner would a guarantee a shot at the intricately-crafted ONE Lightweight World Title that is currently held by Banario's teammate Eduard Folayang.   However, Banario cites that the goal is not to come after Folayang's gold-plated strap, but to challenge himself and find out who's the second best in the talent-filled lightweight division.   "It is a great way to really see who is the best in the division, apart from my brother Eduard Folayang, who is the world champion," he stressed. "I am definitely aiming to be the Grand Prix tournament champion. That’s my number one goal next year.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2019

The Girl in the Orange Dress review: A mountain out of a molehill

One morning inside a hotel suite, ordinary girl Anna (Jessy Mendiola) wakes up nearly naked beside immensely popular actor Rye (Jericho Rosales). As a picture of Rye and Anna, whose face is hidden and is only identifiable by the distinctly orange dress the night before, together ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

‘The Girl in the Orange Dress’

  (We are running this guide to help moviegoers plan their holiday cinema tour. The 44th Metro Manila Film Festival runs from Dec. 25 to Jan. 7, 2019.) Directed by Jay Abello; starring Jericho Rosales, Jessy Mendiola, Sheena Halili, Ria Atayde, Hannah Ledesma, Cai Cortez, Via Antonio, Juan Miguel Severo and Nico Antonio. Anna (Jessy) wakes up after a wild party in the bed of Rye (Jericho), a superstar and a girl magnet, but has no recollection as to how she got there. Her world turns upside down when she realizes that she has to play hide-and-seek with the paparazzi---who took photos of her the night before, in her orange dress, of course---outside the hotel, as well as...Keep on reading: ‘The Girl in the Orange Dress’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

& lsquo;Halik& rsquo; is unpredictable& mdash;& shy;Jericho Rosales

& lsquo;Halik& rsquo; is unpredictable& mdash;& shy;Jericho Rosales.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Adamson s Rob Manalang eager to prove complete skills in PBA

        MANILA, Philippines – Rob Manalang didn’t nearly have enough time to break out in the collegiate basketball scene, but the world of pro ball awaits. And he’s confident that he’s more than ready. A product of the fast-rising Adamson Soaring Falcons program under multi-titled head coach Franz Pumaren, the Fil-Am point guard ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

AIM, ASSIST hold forum on Disaster Risk Management

Asia is now a step towards improving disaster risk management as the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), conducted the 2nd Dev Forum: Disaster Risk and Crisis Management 2018 last November 28, 2018 at the AIM Campus. The forum was yet another initiative of AIM in developing a "Disaster-Ready and Resilient Asia", as the institute has also recently launched the Executive Master in Disaster Risk and Crisis Management (EMDRCM), an 18-month program which aims to equip students with the skills they need to build resilient Asian organizations and communities using management and leadership principles, as wel...Keep on reading: AIM, ASSIST hold forum on Disaster Risk Management.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Erich Gonzales directs music video for Mario Maurer s brother

MANILA, Philippines  – Erich Gonzales has added director to her growing list of credentials. In an Instagram post on Friday, November 30, the actress shared a snippet of a music video featuring herself and Marco Maurer. In the caption, she is listed as the director, using her full name Erika Chryselle ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

UAAP Women s Basketball: Lady Tamaraws back in the Finals after four years, eliminate UST

After four years, the Far Eastern University is back in the UAAP Women's Basketball Finals after overcoming the hungry University of Santo Tomas, 68-66, in a thrilling step-ladder semifinals match Wednesday afternoon at the Araneta Coliseum. It was nip and tuck in the first three quarters but a Clare Castro triple with 1:50 left brought FEU ahead by five points, 47-42. It was the shot that turned the momentum around as the Tamaraws stretched the lead to 10 points. However, UST did not let go without a fight. Courtesy of Season MVP Grace Irebu's three triples and Sai Larosa's fast breaks, the Tigresses chopped the lead down to one, 59-60, with four minutes left. It was a dogfight since then but in the end, FEU held on to their 68-66 lead as they the Tigresses' Jastine Capilit failed to convert a game-tying shot in the game's final play. As the final buzzer sounded, the Tamaraws all jumped in glee as the Tigresses collapsed in despair. UST settled with another third place finish while FEU advanced to the Finals. Castro carried the Lady Tamaraws with 32 points and 15 rebounds. She was heavily credited by FEU head coach Bert Flores for their fantastic run this Season 81. "Hindi namin ine-expect na umabot kami ng Finals. Yung team kasi namin, anim ang nawala," shared Flores, "Pag wala si Clare, ang liliit namin, para kaming minions. Parang may rebounder kami, may [Junemar] Fajardo. Ang laking bagay ni Clare, pasalamat ako sa kanya." He also mentioned how Castro's presence empowers other players to perform as well. Fatima Quiapo produced 12 points and six rebounds while Nina Antiola scored nine points, four rebounds, and four assists. UST's Irebu scored 28 points, 13 rebounds, and four assists. Tantoy Ferrer added 11 points and four rebounds while Sai Larosa had 10 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. Castro credited her experience guarding Irebu in the semifinals as something she can use to sharpen her skills as she faces National University's Rhena Itesi and Jack Animam in the Finals. "Siyempre si Irebu yung katapat ko na pwera pa sa NU eh, so yung mga post-ups ko kanina, parang ano rin siya na preparation na rin siya sa NU kasi kung sa ibang team seal ako ng seal, pasa lang sa akin. Eh yun malalaki so kailangan ko gawan ng paraan para makakuha ako ng bola," Castro shared. The Lady Tamaraws will face the dynastic Lady Bulldogs for the best-of-three Finals series starting on December 1, Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena. The Scores: FEU 68 -- Castro 32, Quiapo 12, Antiola 9, Mamaril 7, Taguiam 5, Bahuyan 3, Vidal 0, Bastatas 0, Abat 0, Adriano 0, Payadon 0. UST 66 -- Irebu 28, Ferrer 11, Larosa 10, Capilit 9, Portillo 5, Rivera 3, Aujero 0, Tacatac 0, Sangalang 0, Magat 0, Gonzales 0. Quarters: 16-12, 31-30, 53-43, 68-66......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Former UP standout Lao joins PBA hopefuls

Kyles Lao, a former University of the Philippines stalwart, has decided to turn professional after he submitted his application for the PBA Rookie Draft set Dec. 16 at the Robinson's Place in Ermita, Manila. The Manila Stars guard in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL), has mixed emotions on his PBA plans but knows he has done enough to prepare for the professional league. “I have mixed feelings about it. I’m excited and yet anxious,” said Lao, a six-foot combo guard who won Rookie of the Year honors with the Fighting Maroons back in 2013 in the UAAP. “It’s a dream for me to play in the PBA ever since I was young. It’s also a dream for my family. But there is also pressure because I don’t know what will happen. It’s not a sure thing if I'll be selected in the first or second round, or if I’ll be picked in the Draft,” added Lao. The 23-year-old Lao said his four seasons at UP under head coaches Bo Perasol, Ricky Dandan and Rey Madrid, his stint with AMA under coach Mark Herrera in the PBA D-League, and currently with coach Philip Cezar with the Manila Stars improved his skills to play at a high level - the PBA. Lao is playing well so far as a backup guard of the Manila Stars, averaging nearly 10 points per game, including 13 points a game in the team’s three-game win streak the past two weeks, and has a +10 efficiency rating. “He has one of the highest basketball IQ players that I’ve coached," said Perasol, a former PBA mentor. "Whatever he may be lacking in some aspects of the game, he works on it with pure determination and grit. His offensive arsenal has also dramatically improved as he had come in age. I hope that teams will give him the chance that he rightly deserves," he added. Lao said he has learned a lot from these coaches, and he is confident all the knowledge imparted to him will be useful for him in the PBA. Whatever happens, Lao, who personally submitted the requirements for local applicants last Thursday ahead of the Dec. 3 deadline at the PBA Commissioner’s Office in Quezon City, is ready for it. “I’m not sure where I’ll end up, or which team would pick me. But my family, they have been fully supportive to me, they told me to be ready. I have to prepare well too for the Draft Combine,” said Lao. "My stint with the UP Fighting Maroons, with the AMA team and now with the Manila Stars, it all helped me as a basketball player. With the people I played with and played for, they all gave me the confidence to aim for my dream to play in the PBA,” he said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

Celebrities take on planned ‘dirty’ coal power plant project in La Union

Actor Jericho Rosales appealed to the public to sign an online petition to stop the construction of a coal-fired power plant (CFPP) in the town of Luna in the province of La Union. Rosales wrote on Instagram about the harmful effects of having a coal-fired power plant near residential and coastal areas. Burning coal releases […] The post Celebrities take on planned ‘dirty’ coal power plant project in La Union appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Jericho Rosales fights against La Union coal-fired power plant

Jericho Rosales fights against La Union coal-fired power plant.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2018

Nieky Holzken ready to make an impact in ONE Championship

Nieky Holzken is not letting his difficult past get in the way of his goal of becoming a ONE Super Series World Champion ahead of his promotional debut in the co-main event of ONE: WARRIOR'S DREAM on 17 November at Stadium Istora in Jakarta, Indonesia. Touted by many as one the greatest kickboxers in the world today, Holzken revealed that his difficult past eventually led his focus on honing his skills in martial arts. The sport, he says, molded him to become a better person through years of training. "I was a problem child. I got kicked out of school when I was 9. I had to go to another school. I did not enjoy school. I was very smart, but I didn’t want to learn. If I could do it again, I would do it differently," Holzken shared. "I trained with Ramon Dekkers, Cor Hemmers, and Sjef Weber. Sjef was very good with my boxing, and Ramon and Cor with kickboxing. It gave me personality, character, and respect," he added. Other than refusing to learn in school, "The Natural" also shared that he was raised out of a broken family. He ultimately took something positive out of the situation, and used it to motivate himself to become a good father. "My parents separated, and I only had contact with my father’s family, and no contact with my mother. It made me very hard, and it helped me along the way," he revealed. "I want my children to live with a mom and dad who are together. What I experienced definitely makes me a better dad," he stressed. Having learned from his past and with a goal in sight, Holzken is bent on impressing in his ONE Championship debut as he aims to become one of the organization's world champions in the very near future. "To win in my debut would be great. I want to become the World Champion in ONE," he quipped......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018