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Fernandez warns: Watch out for Pacquiao storm that will surely hit

'Abangan nila yung pagbabalik ng storm from the Pacific. Antayin nila. Kung lumihis man yun bagyo na pumasok sa Pilipinas, ito talagang papasok,' said Fernandez on Tuesday during the gran.....»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesJul 11th, 2018

Fernandez warns: Watch out for Pacquiao storm that will surely hit

'Abangan nila yung pagbabalik ng storm from the Pacific. Antayin nila. Kung lumihis man yun bagyo na pumasok sa Pilipinas, ito talagang papasok,' said Fernandez on Tuesday during the gran.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

K-dramas to binge-watch on this month

The holiday break is upon us. Bless all streaming sites available in the country for blessing us with ongoing K-dramas that we could binge-watch on. We've shortlisted a few titles to keep you warm this coming days. Memories of the Alhambra Watch the first episode and discoverwhy we are hooked with this drama. It is fast-paced, thrilling and exciting. It tells the story of how Ji-woo (Hyunbin) invests on an augmented reality game that takes the players to different spots of Granada, Spain. At the center of all this magic realism is hostel owner Hee-joo. She is unaware of the storm brought about by her brother's invention, but her life will surely change in the next few episodes....Keep on reading: K-dramas to binge-watch on this month.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Pacquiao vows to take UP Maroons to watch US bout if they win UAAP title | Inquirer Sports

An added motivation has come the University of the Philippines way as itbegan its quest for its first title in 32 years in the UAAP mens basketball tournament. The Fighting Maroons will surely be play.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

Pacquiao vows to take UP Maroons to watch US bout if they win UAAP title

An added motivation has come the University of the Philippines' way as itbegan its quest for its first title in 32 years in the UAAP men's basketball tournament. The Fighting Maroons will surely be playing a more inspired basketballagainst the defending champion Ateneo de Manila Universityafter Senator Manny Pacquiao showed his support for the team. Boxing's only eight-division champion pledged on Saturday to treat the whole UP men's basketball team to a trip to Las Vegas and watch his upcoming fightif they win the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball crown. Pacquaio will defend his WBA welterweight title against Adrien "The Problem" Broneron January 19. Pacquiao's official photographer...Keep on reading: Pacquiao vows to take UP Maroons to watch US bout if they win UAAP title.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

UAAP Finals: Pacquiao promises UP Fighting Maroons trip to US if they beat Ateneo

Senator Manny Pacquiao has announced that he will reward the UP Fighting Maroons with free tickets for his fight against Adrien Broner in Las Vegas on Jan. 20, 2019 (PH time).  The stipulation is however is that they will need to defeat the favored defending champions Ateneo Blue Eagles in the best-of-three UAAP Season 81 Men's Basketball Finals. The announcement was first reported by ABS-CBN's Dyan Castillejo via Instagram.         View this post on Instagram                   World 8-division boxing champ and Sen @mannypacquiao announced just a while ago he'll treat the UP Fighting Maroons to a free US trip to watch his fight on January 19 if the gritty UP basketbal squad would beat Ateneo Blue Eagles in the UAAP Finals. This would surely inspire and fire up the UP Fighting Maroons to go for the most-coveted UAAP championship plum! #UPvsADMU #UAAP81 #athlete #pacquiaobroner @upmaroons A post shared by Dyan Castillejo (@dyancastillejo) on Dec 1, 2018 at 12:14am PST Let's see if UP uses this as an inspiration for the Battle of Katipunan.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

NCAA: Coaches describe Robert Bolick as unique, unstoppable

Robert Bolick is the first player to score 50 points in the NCAA in three decades. Without a doubt, San Beda University main man’s 50-point explosion last Friday is rare as the last time the league has seen such occurrence was in 1979 when Lim Eng Beng fired 55 points for De La Salle University. That means that Bolick is just the second player in the 94-year history of the first and oldest collegiate league in the country to score 50 points or more. That is exactly why, for Red Lions head coach Boyet Fernandez, his main man is nothing but special. “Maraming players na magagaling, pero nag-iisa lang ang Robert Bolick. You cannot compare other players to him,” he told reporters. That, coming after Bolick destroyed Arellano University by dropping 50 points in efficient 18-of-25 shooting from the field and perfect 9-of-9 shooting from the free throw line. Even after being on the receiving end of such destruction, Chiefs tactician Jerry Codinera could only also marvel at the masterpiece by the graduating guard. “Magaling, magusay naman talaga yan, no doubt. He’s a good two-guard, may character lumaro, relentless, ‘di siya nakukuntento,” he said. He then continued, “For me, there’s no collegiate player (who) can stop him.” With that, coach Jerry, a Philippine basketball legend, has no qualms about saying that Bolick will take the PBA by storm once he gets there. “Very promising yan. Watch out, PBA – there’s a new kid on the block,” he said. More than the scoring spree, however, coach Boyet said his graduating guard can do it all – even in the PBA. As he put it, “Robert is an all-around player. ‘Di niya iniisip yung scoring kasi he’s a facilitator for our team and a leader for our defense.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

Pacquiao is now like a monster, a superstorm – Buboy

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – There's a new storm brewing in Malaysia and Buboy Fernandez thinks Lucas Matthysse is going to bear the full brunt of its impact. “Abangan nila ang pagbabalik ng Storm from the Pacific,” Fernandez, Pacquiao's lead trainer, told Filipino sportswriters Tuesday here. “Kung lumihis man ang storm ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

WATCH: Buboy Fernandez on possibly taking over as Manny Pacquiao s head trainer

Like a true cornerman, Buboy Fernandez is ready for any eventuality that concerns Manny Pacquiao......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

HEADS UP: 10 sporting events to watch out for in 2018

2017 has come and gone, and it delivered some exciting sporting moments that has every sports fan clamoring for more. Worry not, though, as 2018 looks primed to satisfy even the most die-hard Pinoy sports aficionado with its bevy of local and international sporting events. Let's welcome the upcoming year with 10 of the most exciting sporting events to watch out for this 2018.   NCAA 93 & UAAP 80 VOLLEYBALL The cagers are out, and the spikers are in. Volleyball season begins this January 4 with NCAA season 93, followed by the 81st season of the UAAP this February. NCAA volleybelles are once again ready to take center court, and the defending women's champion Arellano University Lady Chiefs, led by heavy hitters Jovie Prado and Regine Arocha are banking on their undisputed team play to propel them to another title. Playing inspired volleyball throughout the season, the Lady Chiefs stunned the thrice-to-beat San Sebastian Lady Stags in the Finals last year, ultimately ending Grethcel Soltones' collegiate career with a dud. Rising stars like San Beda's Ces Racraquin, JRU's Karen Montojo also make the upcoming NCAA volleyball season worth waiting for. UAAP volleyball begins a month later the NCAA tournament, but expect the field to be even more tumultuous. With no clear-cut number 2 team to challenge the two-time defending champions DLSU Lady Spikers, it will be a toss-up against basically the other seven schools to step up. Dangerous squads include the much-improved Adamson Lady Falcons, last year's pleasant surprise UST, the dynastic Ateneo Lady Eagles, and the intact NU Lady Bulldogs and FEU Lady Tamaraws. NBA ALL-STAR GAME & 2018 NBA FINALS The annual showcase of the NBA's brightest stars just got a major revamp. That's right, the league has done away with the traditional East-West teams, and will now have a playground-type pool selection of players between its two captains when the exhibition tips off in Los Angeles. This raises a lot of interesting questions: Will the captains pick their teammates or will they go with a more controversial pick and select a rival? Will we able to know the order of the draft? Will this actually work in making the game better? While answers to those questions might not be answered until a few months, one thing's for sure, the NBA Finals, the spectacle that actually counts, will be epic. Will we be treated to Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers Pt. 4? Or will another squad swoop in to spoil the party? The league has indeed improved, with surprising teams like the Milwaukee Bucks, the Indiana Pacers, the Detroit Pistons out in the East already staking claim to playoff spots, and the Wild, Wild, West staying true to its monicker. The Houston Rockets and the perennial powerhouse San Antonio Spurs are still the favorites to pull the rug under the Warriors, while the Oklahoma City Thunder is right behind. Either way, with months of hoops already invested in it, the NBA Finals will surely be another explosive one, as it always is.   HOMECOMING QUEEN Alyssa Valdez spent the majority of 2017 overseas, spreading her wings in Taiwan with volleyball club Attack Line. This 2018 though, The Phenom plans on staying in the Philippines, armed with two year’s worth of international experience to focus on her home club team in the Creamline Cool Smashers.  "Next year, I'm planning to focus sa Creamline. Just this year, I travelled a lot talaga. They supported me throughout, esepcially doon sa National Team stint ko. They sacrificed a lot for me talaga. I think I have to focus sa team ko talaga,” she said last week.Alyssa Valdez just got scarier.   PINOY HOOP DREAMS: REMY MARTIN, KOBE PARAS  Two proudly Pinoy ballers based in the U.S. set out this 2018 to continue shooting for our island nation’s humble hoop dreams. Kobe Paras is still serving residency this 2017-2018 season with the California State University-Northridge Matadors, but his development is sure to be a joy to watch. The 6’6” Pinoy swingman accomplished a tour of duty with Gilas Pilipinas earlier in the year, and many Pinoys saw why we should all be excited about high-flying forward. Remy Martin, a 5’11” point guard dazzled in his first few games with the Arizona State Sun Devils, with his athleticism, explosiveness and feisty defense. The Filipino-American cager is proud of his roots and hopes to represent flag and country with Gilas Pilipinas in the future.   WHO (OR WHAT) IS NEXT FOR MANNY PACQUIAO? The never-ending saga of what’s next for Manny Pacquiao looks like it'll seep into 2018.  Following a rather controversial loss to Australian boxer Jeff Horn, Pacquiao has been “courting” the likes of Floyd Mayweather Jr. for a rematch, even taking to Instagram to ”greet” MMA superstar Conor McGregor before finally admitting that he’s been in talks with the Irish fighter’s camp. Whether he actually retires from boxing for good, or takes on another foe in the squared circle, one thing’s for sure: we’ll all have our eyes on Manny Pacquiao’s next move.   2018 WORLD CUP RUSSIA™ After four years, the best of world football will once again converge, this time in Russia to crown the Kings of the beautiful sport. The stage is set, the groups are finalized, and the 32 squads are promising the best 30-day football extravaganza in the hopes of dethroning defending champions Germany this June. Some group stage clashes to look out for are Germany vs Mexico, England vs Belgium, Portugal vs Spain, to name a few. June couldn’t come soon enough.   CHRISTIAN STANDHARDINGER'S PBA DEBUT No PBA rookie has probably come into the league as pro-ready as the Filipino-German standout Christian Standhardinger. The 6’9” big man was the consensus top overall pick of the 2017 PBA draft, and was also at the center of the controversial trade that sent Kia Picanto’s rights to the number 1 selection to the already-dominant San Miguel. While the trade did go down, so did former commissioner Chito Narvasa. Standhardinger’s entry to the PBA has come at a cost, but San Miguel is more than ready to wait one more conference to bulk up their already stacked squad. Seeing Standharinger play alongside 6’11” center and reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo, versatile forward Arwind Santos, and the Beermen’s bevy of guards in Alex Cabagnot, Marcio Lassiter, and Chris Ross, is definitely a sight to see, just look at how he's tearing it up in the ASEAN Basketball League.    2018 ASIAN GAMES INDONESIA The Philippines’ less than stellar performance at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games was met with widespread flak. Not directed at our athletes however, but aimed at our sports development and governing body for its subpar work in getting our sports representatives ready. While the 2018 Asian Games isn’t so far away, a handful of Pinoy medalists from the SEA Games are going into the continental meet with high hopes. After dominating the SEA Games’ triathlon event, our Filipino endurance athletes, led by gold medalists Kim Mangrobang, and Nikko Huelgas, are once again primed to take home hardware. Marathoner Mary Joy Tabal, and boxers John Marvin, and Eumir Marcial, all gold medalists at Malaysia, are all bright spots that could soon unravel into full-fledged stars come 2018.   GILAS PILIPINAS IN THE FIBA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS It’s official, basketball is coming home to the Philippines this 2023 by way of the FIBA World Cup, but Gilas Pilipinas will first have to try its luck in the 2019 meet. After dealing with Chinese Taipei and Japan this 2017 for a perfect 2-0 slate in the qualifiers, Gilas Pilipinas still has to face the Japanese anew, and the powerhouse Australian team early in 2018. A good showing against these squads will help Gilas strengthen its bid to international basketball’s biggest stage before we actually host the event in six years’ time.   UAAP 81 BASKETBALL UAAP season 80 just came to an end, but the next season just got way more interesting. Aside from the title defense of the intact Ateneo Blue Eagles and their ongoing rivalry with La Salle, a certain move by a coach has shaken up the league. With Aldin Ayo reportedly accepting the job as the new head coach of the struggling University of Sto. Tomas, we might just be witnesses to the rebirth of the once proud basketball program under the fiery mentor. That, and the way the DLSU Green Archers can adjust from the departure of Ayo and former two-time MVP Ben Mbala, key cogs to their season 79 championship run. The tight race for the MVP award will also be one to watch, with Mbala gone, it’s up to the local stars to step up to the challenge......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

Waiter-turned-MMA fighter Richard Corminal hopes to be an inspiration to Filipino youth

It's an all too familiar story, especially in the Philippines.  In search of greener pastures and a better life for one's self and family, many Filipinos have decided to take their chances far away from home. Richard Corminal is one such Pinoy who has been able to find better opportunities overseas. "Kasi yung buhay sa atin, medyo mahirap, kaya kailangan magtrabaho sa ibang bansa." Corminal shared with the media during the pre-fight press conference of ONE Championship: Immortal Pursuit in Singapore.  (Life back home is hard, that's why I needed to find work in a different country.) Corminal is one of two Filipinos fighting on the card, Friday night at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. And while he'll be flying the Tricolor come fight night, Malaysia has been home for Corminal for the last six years, where he works as a children's MMA and Muay Thai Instructor.  The Novaliches-native however, hasn't always been about the fight life. Before making a living out fighting and teaching kids, Corminal waited tables back home, and even when he moved to Malaysia.  "Nagtuturo na ako ng mga bata sa gym, pero dati waiter lang ako. Ngayon nagtuturo na ako ng mga bata ng Muay That at MMA." (I teach kids Muay Thai and MMA, but I used to be a waiter.) Corminal says watching Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao sparked his interest in combat sports, but when he got to watch mixed martial arts, he fell in love with the sport.  In Malaysia, Corminal found his way to Muay Thai, and it just grew from there. When the opportunity to make a living out of it came, he felt it was the right time to do so.  " p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #454545} Siguro dahil nabigyan ako ng oras. Siguro ito na yung timing para sa akin, kaya sinungaban ko na." Corminal said. "Nagsimula ako sa Muay Thai, tapos paunti-unti sa boxing, jiu-jitsu, wrestling." (When the opportunity came, I felt that it was the right time for me, so I grabbed it. I began with Muay Thai, then eventually got in to boxing, jiu-jitsu, and wrestling) Now at 35 years old, Corminal is no longer an up-and-coming young prospect. While he does hope to someday reach the heights of Pinoy MMA stars like Eduard Folayang and Eric Kelly, at the end of the day, he hopes to be an inspiration, especially to the Filipino youth.  "Gusto ko lang maging inspirasyon sa kabataan, lalo na sa atin, iwas sa masamang bisyo, ganun." (I just want to be an inspiration for the kids, especially back at home, and draw them away from vices.) While a career in combat sports isn't always lucrative, Corminal says that his decision to move has paid off.  "Medyo nakaluwag-luwag na nag kaunti, nakakasuporta na sa pamilya. Guminhawa na ng onti yung buhay natin." (Things are better now, I can already support the family. Life has gotten a bit more comfortable.) Friday night, Corminal welcomes French standout Arnaud Lepont back to the ONE Championship cage. A win over an established name like Lepont will surely give the Pinoy some exposure, and as long as he keeps finding success, the more he'll be able to provide, and the more he'll become a source of inspiration.     Legends collide as Ben Askren defends his ONE welterweight championship against former ONE lightweight champion Shinya Aoki at ONE: Immortal Pursuit.  Catch the exciting MMA action LIVE on Friday, November 24th, 8:30 PM on S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

IMF chief warns of economic ‘storm’

DUBAI: The International Monetary Fund on Sunday warned governments to gear up for a possible economic storm as growth undershoots expectations. “The bottomline — we see an economy that is growing…READ The post IMF chief warns of economic ‘storm’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

WATCH: Pacquiao son shows off boxing chops

MANILA, Philippines – There could be another boxer from the Pacquiao family. Emmanuel "Jimuel" Pacquiao Jr, the eldest among Filipino boxing icon Manny's brood of 5, looks to be following his father's footsteps after seeing action in a two-round bout. Battling budding fighter Lucas Carson, the 18-year-old flaunted his boxing chops ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

WATCH: Jimuel Pacquiao drops opponent in first amateur bout

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, so they say.  While eight-division boxing world champion and current reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao may be at the tail end of his long and storied boxing career, it looks like the next generation Pacquiao is getting ready to carry on the legacy.  Manny's eldest son, Emmanuel Jr., or Jimuel is already into the sweet science, and over the weekend, showed off a tiny bit of what he can do inside the squared circle.  Taking on schoolmate Lucas Carson in a two-round sparring session, Jimuel - who showcased the aggression of a young Pacman - dropped his opponent, much to the delight of Team Pacquiao, who was in attendance.        View this post on Instagram                   Emmanuel ‘Jimuel’ Pacquiao Jr aggressive in Rd 1 knocks down opponent schoolmate Lucas Carson . It was an action packed bout of just 2 rounds with entire team Pacquiao supporting Jimuel who dreams to represent Phils in the future . #itsintheblood #boxing A post shared by Dyan Castillejo (@dyancastillejo) on Feb 8, 2019 at 10:34pm PST Obviously, Jimuel has a long way to go, but if this is any indication of the kid's potential, then it looks like the boxing world will have another Pacquiao to look forward to.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

MANILA, Philippines – Here's the day's recap and other game highlights in the NBA! Paul George erupted for 45 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder storm back from 26 points down to stun the Houston Rockets, 117-112, on Saturday, February 9 (Sunday, February 10, Philippine time). The Most Valuable Player contender added ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

IMF warns of global economic storm as growth undershoots

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Sunday, February 10, warned governments to gear up for a possible economic storm as growth undershoots expectations.    "The bottom line – we see an economy that is growing more slowly than we had anticipated," IMF Managing Director ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

‘Golden Boy’ Oscar on Pacman: He is overwhelming, hardworking

  Trainer Buboy Fernandez claimed that Manny Pacquiao has rejuvenated people's faith in his talents. He forgot to include legends like Oscar De La Hoya.   Nicknamed "The Golden Boy" whose fame transcended his sport, De La Hoya acknowledged that Pacquiao "still has it" after the Filipino's lopsided triumph over Adrien Broner last weekend in Las Vegas.   "Pacquiao is Pacquiao," said Dela Hoya, who fought Pacquiao and quit on his stool after eight rounds during their 2008 fight dubbed "The Dream Match" at MGM Grand.   "He is overwhelming. He throws you off. He throws a lot of combinations," Dela Hoya told boxing portal fighthype.com. "And it's no...Keep on reading: ‘Golden Boy’ Oscar on Pacman: He is overwhelming, hardworking.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2019

Adrien Broner only hoped to land lucky KO punch – Buboy Fernandez

There is a reason Adrien Broner threw only a few punches in his bid to dethrone Manny Pacquiao......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

Buboy Fernandez wants 3 more fights before Pacquiao hangs gloves

LOS ANGELES, Philippines – For Buboy Fernandez, there's nothing left for Manny Pacquiao to accomplish in the ring. Though the clamor is for Pacquiao to have more fights, following his domination of American challenger Adrien Broner Saturday night, January 19, (Sunday, January 20, in Manila) in their World Boxing Association welterweight title duel, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

Like a fine wine : Philippines cheers Pacquiao victory - Channel NewsAsia

'Like a fine wine': Philippines cheers Pacquiao victory Channel NewsAsia Hordes of Manny Pacquiao fans gathered in covered courts and even military camps to watch the fight which took place S.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

WATCH: Manny Pacquiao gets visit from Floyd Mayweather in locker room ahead of fight

https://twitter.com/mannypacquiao/status/1086839558719758337 MANILA, Philippines---Things have yet to transpire on the ring but Manny Pacquiao's night has essentially been busy. On top of the usual fight night warm-ups and last-minute preparations, Pacquiao also met with rival Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the locker room. As per veteran boxing reporter Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports, Mayweather visited and wished Pacquiao good luck as the Filipino boxing icon prepared to defend his WBA World welterweight belt against Adrien Broner Sunday (Manila time) at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao was already in his ring gear when Mayweather arrived. They shared an embrace before Mayweather sho...Keep on reading: WATCH: Manny Pacquiao gets visit from Floyd Mayweather in locker room ahead of fight.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019