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Closing the ‘gap’ in PGH

The yawning gap between rich and poor in the Philippines is felt most acutely in healthcare, where the latter feel the inequity of life. Philippine General Hospital, a teaching hospital where most of the country’s poor flock to for medical care, boasts world-class doctors......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 14th, 2018

PVL: Lady Oragons end slump, down Lady Falcons in five

Iriga-Navy went through the wringer before notching its first-ever win in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference. Grazielle Bombita connived with the Army duo of Nene Bautista and Joanne Bunag to power the Lady Oragons to a 25-18, 23-25, 25-21, 24-26, 15-11, win over Adamson-Akari to close their first round of eliminations on a high note Saturday at the FilOil Flyin V Centre in San Juan. Bombita hammered down 18 kills to highlight her 21-point outing as Iriga-Navy barged in the win column for a 1-6 win-loss record. Bautista scored all but one of her 18 points from attacks while Bunag finished with 15 markers capped by a game-clinching hit. Divine Eguia got 12 points while Hezzymie Acuna had 11 markers for the Lady Oragons. Shyrra Cabriana tallied 28 excellent sets in Iriga-Navy’s 66 attack points. “Malaking tulong ang mga veterans namin kasi naging matibay ang pundasyon namin ‘di kagaya noong una na parang on and off,” said Iriga-Navy coach Edgardo Rusit. “Pero ngayon kapag matibay ang kasama mo sa loob medyo makaka-sure ka na lalaban ng todo talaga.” The Lady Oragons trailed 8-9 in the fifth set before sparking a closing 7-2 scoring blitz to hand Adamson-Akari its seventh loss in as many outings. Chiara Permentilla led the Lady Falcons with 21 points while Bernadette Flora had 16.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News14 hr. 45 min. ago

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 20th, 2018

Winless no more as Clyde Mondilla triumphs at Luisita

Given the last chance to avert a winless season, Clyde Mondilla seized the moment, pulling through in a gripping clash of nerves in the stretch to claim the hotly disputed ICTSI Luisita Invitational championship with a closing 67 here yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 20th, 2018

Broner fight almost done – Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao said he is closing in on a deal to fight former four-division champion Adrien Broner in January next year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Bamba, Gordon lead Magic over Heat 104-101

By Dick Scanlon, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Mohamed Bamba dunked twice and blocked a shot during Orlando’s 9-0 run in the fourth quarter and the Magic held on for a 104-101 win over the Miami Heat in the NBA season opener for both teams Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Aaron Gordon had 26 points and 16 rebounds for the Magic, who went without a field goal over the final 4.5 minutes. Goran Dragic led Miami with 26 points and Josh Richardson added 21. With the Magic leading 86-81 early in the fourth quarter, Bamba swatted away a shot by Richardson, and Terrence Ross got his hands on two more Heat shots during a scoreless stretch of nearly four minutes for Miami. Bamba dunked in two Orlando misses, and Jerian Grant hit a jumper to lift the Magic to a 92-81 lead with 7:50 remaining. Richardson, Dragic and backup center Bam Adebayo rallied the Heat in the closing minutes, and after the Magic missed three free throws in the final 12.3 seconds, Miami had a chance to win. But Richardson dribbled out of bounds before Evan Fournier hit two free throws with 1.6 seconds left for the game’s final points. Miami led 28-14 after Richardson’s three-pointer late in the first quarter. But after making their first four shots and 10 of their first 19, the Heat went cold for the rest of the half. A three-pointer by Nik Vucevich gave Orlando its first lead of the game at 37-36, and the Magic led 54-51 at halftime in spite of Dragic’s 16 points and Fournier’s 0-for-5 from behind the three-point line. The seven-foot Bamba finished with 13 points and seven rebounds in his NBA debut. Dwyane Wade, playing the first game of his 16th and final NBA season, had nine points and 11 rebounds in 26 minutes for the Heat. TIP-INS Heat: F Justise Winslow (hamstring), G Wayne Ellington (ankle), G Dion Waiters (ankle) and F James Johnson (hernia) did not play and are not expected to play Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). Magic: The Magic made 7-of-25 3-point shots and missed 12 free throws. . . Orlando is 52-64 all-time against its intrastate rival, but has won 7 of the last 11. UP NEXT Heat: At Washington on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). Magic: At home against Charlotte on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

PBA: Alaska grinds out win over Columbian, but Compton ‘unhappy’

It was easy to understand why Alex Compton looked and sounded defeated even though he was doing the customary winning coach's interview. Playing a team that has done practically nothing worth remembering in the PBA Governors' Cup, Compton's Alaska Aces needed 44 points and 27 rebounds from import Mike Harris to turn back Columbian, 104-94, to earn at least a tie for a playoff berth in the season-closing conference on Wednesday night. For such a powerhouse team to be dragged into a close contest by such a lowly squad, Compton faced reporters with a long face, a somber tone and words of displeasure towards his charges who are up for a crucial game with another top four contender ...Keep on reading: PBA: Alaska grinds out win over Columbian, but Compton ‘unhappy’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

PVL: Madayag shows leadership, maturity in win

Graduating player Maddie Madayag felt that she needed to do something after Ateneo-Motolite went down 1-2 in their match against Tacloban Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference. “Gising na Maddie,” she told herself. Snapping out of a slump, Madayag delivered the spark that the fueled the Lady Eagles’ impressive push in the closing stretch of the fifth frame to extend their winning run to three and move up to a share of the lead with a 25-18, 19-25, 11-25, 25-17, 15-11, come-from-behind win over the Fighting Warays. “Medyo lutang kanina,” admitted Madayag, who scored 12 points and was a monster at the net with five kill blocks. Ateneo-Motolite moved to a share of the lead with Creamline and BanKo with 5-1 win-loss slate. Madayag scored three points in the fifth set including a quick attack that gave the Lady Eagles a 9-5 lead. The Ateneo-Motolite senior also played a huge role in the Lady Eagles’ fightback after Tacloban closed the gap at 9-8, hitting a down the line spike that fueled a 4-1 burst for a 13-9 advantage. “’Yun nga kailangan ko ipakita sa mga bata kasi kung ano ‘yung makikita nila yun din gagawin nila,” she said. “Kasi nga seniors, so kung ano makikita nila sa mga ate even sa training so parang if I show them the fighting spirit yun din makukuha din nila.” “’Yun kasi para ma-adapt nila na, ‘I need to fight, I really need to fight sa game,’” Madayag added. With Madayag leading the way in the crucial junction of the match, Ateneo-Motolite escaped with its second straight five-setter game and third win in a duel that went the full distance.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Boracay rehabilitation efforts to continue past reopening date

THERE is still a lot more rehabilitation work left to accomplish in Boracay before its looming public reopening next week, Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said.In a statement on Wednesday, Mr. Cimatu, who also heads the Boracay interagency task force, welcomed Aklanon guests as the first to partake in a “better Boracay. At the closing of the […] The post Boracay rehabilitation efforts to continue past reopening date appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Philippines island Boracay reopens for test run following huge cleanup

By Euan McKirdy/CNN – Boracay, one of the world’s most famous beach destinations, has reopened for a limited-numbers test run almost six months after closing for a cleanup operation to reverse the fortunes of the resort island once labeled a “cesspool” by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. The sun was Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Sheryl Cruz files COC to run for Manila councilor

Actress Sheryl Cruz has filed her certificate of candidacy for councilor in the second district of Manila. Cruz said she is entering politics because she has become more aware of the needs of the people. "Marami na po akong beses na inuudyok na tumakbo. Hindi ko naman sinasarado yung doors sa pulitika. It's just that siguro ngayon mas aware na ako eto yung pangangailangan ng taong nakikita ko," she said in an interview on Tuesday. (I've been encouraged to run for public office many times. I am not closing my doors to politics. Maybe I'm just more aware now of the needs of our people.) The actress added that she wants to start public service in her family's hometown. "Gusto...Keep on reading: Sheryl Cruz files COC to run for Manila councilor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

LSGH dominates this week s NBTC NCAA 24

With still two games left in the elimination round, the CSB-LSGH Junior Blazers were the first to secure a twice-to-beat advantage as the Final Four draws near.  It was the first time in school history they achieved the incentive, proving that they are still the team to beat in the NCAA Juniors Division.  Led by Inand Fornilos and Joshua David, CSB-LSGH bested Lyceum, 80-75, on Thursday, to notch their 14th win in 16 games. Fornilos was a man on a mission as he poured in 12 points, 13 rebounds, and two blocks. His stellar play earned him the number one spot in the Chooks-to-Go/NBTC NCAA 24 weekly high school rankings.  David was equally superb with his 20-point production, placing him right behind Fornilos for the second spot. David also made a significant impact on the defensive end as he challenged the 3-point attempt by John Barba in the closing moments, helping his team get the win.  At third in the weekly rankings is JRU's John Amores. The versatile swingman put up 12 points, six boards, and three steals in a semis-securing win over EAC that puts them back in the Final Four for the first time since 2014. Completing the top five are standout guard Joel Cagulangan of the Junior Blazers and Jonnel Policarpio of the Mapua Red Robins.  Perpetual Help's Ezdel Galoy crashes into the sixth spot after a pair of solid outings. He first put up 19 points and 14 rebounds in a win over EAC then followed it up with another double-double of 21 points and 10 boards vs Letran.  Rounding up the top ten are Mapua's Dan Arches, Arellano's Aaron Fermin, Lyceum's Mac Guadana, and Mapua's Clint Escamis.  Here are the complete Week 14 rankings of the Chooks-to-Go/NBTC NCAA 24: 1. Inand Fornilos (CSB) (4) 2. Joshua David (CSB) (15) 3. John Amores (JRU) (3) 4. Joel Cagulangan (CSB) (2) 5. Jonnel Policarpio (MU) (7) 6. Ezdel Galoy (UPHSD) (N/A) 7. Dan Arches (MU) (13) 8. Aaron Fermin (AU) (6) 9. Mac Guadana (LPU) (1) 10. Clint Escamis (MU) (8) 11. Emman Galman (UPHSD) (11) 12. Penny Estacio (SBU) (N/A) 13. Marwin Dionisio (JRU) (N/A) 14. Rom Junsay (AU) (10) 15. John Barba (LPU) (9) 16. Tony Ynot (SBU) (N/A) 17. Milo Janao (SSC) (24) 18. Justine Sanchez (SBU) (N/A) 19. John Delos Santos (JRU) (5) 20. Ronald Bucoy (JRU) (N/A) 21. RC Calimag (CSB) (14) 22. Kean Baclaan (SSC) (12) 23. JR Ilustrisimo (EAC) (N/A) 24. Shawn Argente (CSJL) (N/A) This year, there will be three separate editions of the NBTC 24 – one for the NCAA, one for the UAAP, and one for the CESAFI – to accommodate the Juniors calendar for the whole year. After all three editions have been completed, a final list composing the top 24 players nationwide will then be chosen to participate in the annual NBTC All-Star Game in March......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Novak Djokovic closing in on Rafael Nadal s No. 1 spot

PARIS, France – Novak Djokovic is closing in on Rafael Nadal's No. 1 spot after winning the Shanghai Masters title, according to ATP rankings released Monday, October 15.  Nadal is struggling with a knee injury and has decided to sit out the current Asian segment of the ATP tour. Last week, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

PVL: Valdez not closing doors on politics

Alyssa Valdez could be looking at running for public position in the future. With the local elections just a few months away and following volleyball legend Leila Barros being elected as a senator in Brazil, Valdez said that she’s ‘not closing her doors’ to politics.      In fact, she and some local volleyball stars are now in the process of conceptualizing a partylist that aim to promote the welfare of Filipino athletes and nation building through sports.     “You know honestly kami talaga nina Ate Cha (Soriano), mga teammates ko from Ateneo, we really wanted to (form) a partylist,” said the Creamline power hitter. “Gusto talaga namin ang ibang tao na mag-support talaga sa sports. ‘Yun pa lang parang may concept na.” A representation in the House of Representatives, according to Valdez, will give athletes a voice in the government.  “We really wanted to help not just volleyball, siyempre we want the support talaga sa lahat ng sports,” added the three-time UAAP Most Valuable Player.  “Lalo na ako na nakikita ko whenever I go out of the country like Asian Games grabe talaga ang support ng bawat country na nakakalaban namin. So I wanted also na ganoon ang mangyari sa Philippines,” added the national team member.  However, the possibility of running for a position could take a few more years to materialize as Valdez is still enjoying her peak in the sport.  "We are trying to conceptualize pa lang naman,” explained Valdez. “We’re serious but as of now marami pa rin naman nangyayari sa amin sa volleyball kung na-settle muna lahat, so why not di ba?”     Barros a hero Barros endeared herself among the Filipino fans when the talented Brazilian opposite spiker strutted her wares during the country’s hosting of the FIVB Grand Prix in the late 90s early 2000s. With her charm, beauty and incredible power and skill, the 5-foot-10 hitter received a rock star status among adoring fans and became a hero among local volleyball players including most of the country’s stars today. One of them is Valdez.      “Leila Barros siguro is one of the heroes of Philippine volleyball. Isa siya sa talagan hinangaan ng lahat ng tao that’s why we’re all here,” said Valdez, who was just eight years old when Barros last saw action in the country during the 2000 World Grand Prix. “As a volleyball player I’m just really proud na may someone na very strong and brave enough to face another chapter of her life,” she added. Valdez herself has been actively doing civic works through her clinics and support to other foundations.  And her following Barros’ footsteps in public service is not far-fetched. "Siguro hindi naman sa ayaw kong magsalita ng tapos, mga councilor muna, hindi just kidding,” she said. “I really want to help not just volleyball in general but siguro sa nakukuha kong responsibility ko ay hindi lang din naman nali-limit sa volleyball. “Siyempre kailangan mo rin namang maka-experience ng mas madami, si Leila Barros nga ilang taon na rin naman then dun lang din nya na-realize na she’s ready to serve,” Valdez continued. “Hindi naman sa hinihintay ko siguro darating naman ang point na may mag-snap dyan na ‘you really have to serve (the country) after na lang ng volleyball siguro." “I’m not closing my doors but im really happy to help anyone din naman so who knows,” she said.       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Tagle, Tio seek YOG medals

Team Philippines stayed on course in archery and kiteboarding but wavered in the opening round of mixed team golf as the third Youth Olympic Games entered its closing stages in this charming Argentine capital......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

What if they had an Olympics, but no one would host?

FILE - This Aug. 25, 2018, file photo, shows a general aerial view of the dismantled stadium for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics with the Olympic cauldron.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Korean amateur steals show, snares John Hay crown

Amateur Lee Ji Hyeon put on a strong start to get into the mix then held sway in a scrambling finish to humble Thai Waralee Atcharerk and Chakansim Khamborn and snare the ICTSI Camp John Hay Ladies Championship crown by two on a closing four-under 65 here yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Hey Handsome closing Dec. 1

  Hey Handsome, considered one of the city's best restaurants, will close on Dec. 1.   The news came as a surprise to many---including the owners of this restaurant on the ground floor of Net Park Building, 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig.   "We were planning on renewing our contract but the landlord already offered the space to someone else," chef Nicco Santos says.   "We wanted to give it another shot, but apparently the decision was already made."   For two-and-a-half years, Hey Handsome has been serving Asian cuisine unlike any in Metro Manila---a flavorful vegetable curry made with unripe jackfruit and eggplant,...Keep on reading: Hey Handsome closing Dec. 1.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Kings get tougher as Greg, Sol return

Barangay Ginebra is hot atop the leaderboard and could only be meaner and tougher on the return of 7-foot-1 behemoth Greg Slaughter and pesky off guard Sol Mercado in their closing games in the PBA Governors Cup elimination round......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

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Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

MMDA wants new mall operating hours for Christmas season

      The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is planning to ask shopping mall operators to change their opening hours to lessen heavy traffic during the holidays.   MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said he will meet with mall owners to move their business hours to 11 a.m. from the regular opening at 10 a.m. and the closing hours could also be adjusted.   "Pinatawag natin yung mall owners natin kasi 'ber' months na ulit. So hihilingin na namin ulit sa kanila yung mall opening nung mga malls na from 10 a.m. gawing 11 a.m. then yung closing bahala sila, pwedeng 9 p.m. or 10 p.m.," Garcia said in a press briefing on Friday. &...Keep on reading: MMDA wants new mall operating hours for Christmas season.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018