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Fighting the WTO

SENATOR Miguel Zubiri is right – the Philippine sugar industry might have won a slim and precipitous victory in the Senate but the battle against the high fructose corn syrup is not yet won. The proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion, easily recalled by its acronym, TRAIN, has not yet been signed into law […] The post Fighting the WTO appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianDec 13th, 2017

Jihadist defeat, U.S. Syria pullout on table at coalition talks

MUNICH, Germany – Defense ministers from the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group meet on Friday, February 15, in Munich to discuss how to reorganize in Syria after the defeat of the last pocket of jihadists and the departure of US troops. Time is short: IS fighters are cornered by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Duterte warns foreign drug syndicates

LAUR, NUEVA ECIJA---President Duterte on Wednesday said the country was fighting a "global war" on drugs as he warned anew about the entry into the Philippines of the Mexican drug cartel Sinaloa and its ties with Asia's equally notorious Bamboo Triad.   "There seems to be a blossoming of criminals globally and we are fighting a global war against drugs," Duterte said in a speech after he led the inauguration of Moscati Meadows, a drug rehabilitation center at Barangay San Juan in this town.   The President made the remarks hours after a New York court convicted Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, of running an industrial-scale smuggling ope...Keep on reading: Duterte warns foreign drug syndicates.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Cyberlibel complainant ‘grateful’ to DOJ, fighting Rappler ‘to very end’

The private complainant in the cyberlibel case the government brought against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and reporter Reynaldo Santos Jr. on Thursday welcomed the indictments, saying "no one is above the law."   In a statement issued by his lawyers, businessman Wilfredo Keng said he was "deeply grateful" that Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors decided to file the case in court.   "While I am aware that this vindication is but the start of what may be a long and arduous process, I am committed to see this legal battle to the very end," Keng said, adding that he wanted the case to serve as a warning to journalists that "no one is above the law."   Exponen...Keep on reading: Cyberlibel complainant ‘grateful’ to DOJ, fighting Rappler ‘to very end’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

100,000 babies die from war yearly

MUNICH, Germany — At least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and its impact, from hunger to denial of aid, Save the Children International said on Friday. In the 10 worst-hit countries, a conservative estimate of 550,000 infants died as a result of fighting between 2013 and 2017. They succumbed to war […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Mark Abelardo eager to show Filipino fighting spirit in latest ONE assignment - Inquirer Sports

Mark Abelardo eager to show Filipino fighting spirit in latest ONE assignment INQUIRER.net Thailand-based Mark Abelardo is eager to show the Filipino warrior in him against Daichi Takenaka of Japan i.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

10 Indian soldiers killed, 35 wounded by car bomb in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India --- At least 10 soldiers were killed and 35 others wounded Thursday in a car bomb attack on a paramilitary convoy on a key highway in Indian-controlled Kashmir, security officials said. Senior police officer Muneer Ahmed Khan said the attack occurred as the convoy reached Pampore on the outskirts of the disputed region's main city of Srinagar. He said one bus was destroyed and at least five other vehicles were damaged by the blast. Authorities blamed rebels fighting against Indian rule for the attack. Khan said soldiers and counterinsurgency police reinforcements were deployed in the area and the injured were evacuated to hospitals. India and Pakistan each...Keep on reading: 10 Indian soldiers killed, 35 wounded by car bomb in Kashmir.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

LOOK: UAAP Season 81 volleyball line-ups

The UAAP Season 81 men's and women's volleyball tournament starts once again this Saturday, Feb. 16! Take a look at the official lineups of all eight member schools of the most popular collegiate league in the country! Adamson Soaring Falcons Alicando, Geffrey B.. Alvarez, Mark Angelo Q. Amburgo, Lenard Frans B. Bello, Royce H. Dela Cruz, Archie M.. Garcia, Marc Edsel` N. Gudoy, Jadewin Jairell C. Hernandez, Alecson S. Jimenez, Carlo B. Labang, George Jr. L. Miranda, Leo C.. Nuguid, John Philip U.. Pablico, Paolo P. Valdez, Jesus S.. Head coach: Domingo Custodio Adamson Lady Falcons  Ave, Gracelchen .. Balang, Princess Niña O.. Dacoron, Mary Joy C. Flora, Bernadette A. Genesis, Trisha Mae C.. Igao, Mary Jane P.. Infante, Hannah Nicole .. Macaslang, Krich Aesheluoz L. Perez, Lea-ann M. Permentilla, Chiara May T. Pinar, Ceasa Joria E. Ponce, Tonnie Rose F. Soyud, Christine Joy P. Yandoc, Nikka Sophia Ruth S.. Head coach: Airess Padda Ateneo Blue Eagles Aguilar, Kurt Mikhael M. Cuerva, Sebastian Enrique E. Glorioso, Gian Carlo A. Koyfman, Anthony P. Ligot, Luis Alfonzo Martin M. Llenos, Canciano C. Magadia, Lawrence Gil R. Medalla, Ron Adrian D. Morado, Jr, Ariel C. Njigha, Chumason Celestine M. Rivera, Ishmael John T. Sumanguid Iii, Manuel D. Tan, Jasper Rodney .. Trinidad, Paulo Lorenzo S. Head coach: Timothy Sto Tomas Ateneo Lady Eagles De Leon, Isabel Beatriz P. Delos Reyes, Jeycel Ann F. Furukawa, Ayumi B. Gandler, Vanessa S. Gaston, Pauline Marie Monique M. Gequillana, Kassandra Miren C. Gequillana, Candice C. Madayag, Madeleine Yrenea A. Maraguinot, Janel A. Raagas, Erika Beatriz G. Ravena, Danielle Theris C. Samonte, Julianne Marie B. Tolentino, Katrina Mae D. Wong, Ma. Deanna Izabella A. Head coach: Oliver Almadro De La Salle Spikers Anima, Billie Jean-henri G. Aquino, Ashbery John A. Bacon, Geraint Bell P. Balanong, Gibson P. De Jesus, Gian Edrei P. Delos Reyes, John David A. Dumago, Cris Bernard B. Inocentes, John David S. Llige, Rian Ozzie R. Macaspac, Rafael P. Marco, Wayne Ferdi O. Reyes, Keiffer Arvex P. Serrano, Angel Paul C. Sumalinog, John Raphael N. Head coach: Arnold Laniog De La Salle Lady Spikers Alba, Marionne Angelique A. Cheng, Desiree Wynea T. Clemente, Maria Lourdes Cobb, Michelle Monique L. Dela Cruz, Jolina V. Hatulan, Ynna Nicole Angela F. Instrella, Rovena Andrea G. Ipac, Norielle O. Luna, May M. Nomil, Ferlyn S. Ogunsanya, Aduke Christine P. Saga, Carmel June V. Santos, Erika Mae T. Tiamzon, Ernestine Grace P. Head coach: Ramil de Jesus FEU Tamaraws Barrica, Jeremiah G. Bugaoan, John Paul M. Calado, Mark Frederick C. De Asis, Reco B. Fernandez, Clark M. Garcia, Jude U. Lorenzo, Vince Patrick P. Padon, Sean Victor U. Paler, Redijohn M. Quiel, Peter John B. Salabsab, John Paul D. Silang, Kris Cian S. Solis, Richard E. Suarez, Owen Jaime L. Head coach: Rey Diaz FEU Lady Tamaraws Agudo, Ivana Marie C. Bautista, Angelica T. Carandang, Czarina Grace Dc. Cayuna, Maria Angelica P. Domingo, Celine Elaiza B. Duremdes, Ria Beatriz Glenell J. Ebon, Lycha C. Guino-o, Heather Anne L. Hernandez, Carlota M. Malabanan, Jerrili P. Mora, Mary Martha Louise B. Negrito, Kyle Angela P. Ronquillo, France Elize B. Villareal, Jeanette Virginia P. Head coach: George Pascua NU Bulldogs Almendras, Angelo Nicolas H. Ancheta, Jann Paulo G. Bagunas, Bryan B.. Daymil, Berhashidin H. Gampong, Madzlan A.. Maclang, Marco Ely A. Malabunga, Kim N. Marcos, Ricky A. Mondero, Banjo O.. Natividad, James Martin I. Ponti, Krisvan D. Retamar, Ave Joshua S. Saura, Francis Phillip C. Head coach: Dante Alinsunurin NU Lady Bulldogs Cagande, Joyme G. Chavez, Joni Anne Kamille F. Cloza, Elaine D. Doria, Roselyn B. Lacsina, Ivy Keith L. Landicho, Mary Antonette C.. Luceño, Gelina Mae P. Nierva, Jennifer D. Orillaneda, Mary Klymince D. Paran, Audrey Kathryn S. Robles, Princess Anne N. Head coach: Norman Miguel UE Red Warriors Abalon, Al-jhon .. Adriano, Kim .. Alba, Angelu Noel A. Bonoan, Bryan Ross D. Cacayan, Mori B. Ernacio Jr, Danilo F. Imperial, Adrian Rafael C. Imperial, Ralph Ryan C. Inoferio, Clifford S.. Josafat, Lloyd C. Medina, John Lester A. Ortega, Geric Rodmar T.. Reyes, Jose Mari C. Solis, Aldwin D. Head coach: Turing Victorio IV UE Lady Red Warriors Abil, Judith O. Alcayde, Jasmine Gayle J. Arado, Kathleen Faith P. Babol, Jasckin May R. Baliton, Roselle P. Bendong, Laizah Ann P. Clavano, Lhara Maye M.. Gabarda, Mariella R. Manabat, Mialyn G. Mendrez, Mary Anne B. Olarve, Zilfa Geline M. Rodriguez, Seth Marione P. Santos, Remcel Joyce M. Sta Maria, Jana Katrina S. Head coach: Rod Roque UP Fighting Maroons Baldelovar, Jarahmeel A. Castillo, John Mark Joshua D. Consuelo, Nicolo Brylle A. Enteria, Bryan Christian C.. Evaristo, Julian Miguel T.. Fortes, Joshua Emmanuel V. Ijiran, Ruskin Joss V. Ilao, John Stephen V. Madrigalejos, John Carlo P. Millete, John Mark T. Nasol, John Miguel B. San Pascual, Gian Kyle S. San Pedro, Jerry Earl Jr P. Yan, Martin David A. Head coach: Hans Chuacuco UP Lady Fighting Maroons Altomea, Remelyn P.. Bautista, Mary Mirgie B.. Bernardo, Lorie Lyn F. Buitre, Marian Alisa L. Carlos, Diana Mae M. Dorog, Justine M. Estranero, Ma. Arielle L. Gannaban, Aieshalaine R. Layug, Maristela Genn G. Molde, Maria Lina Isabel M. Ramos, Jessma Clarice E. Rosier, Roselyn M.. Sandoval, Caryl D. Sotomil, Marianne B.. Head coach: Godfrey Okumu UST Tiger Spikers Buro, Juren Jireh M. Carodan, Tyrone Jan L. Casillan, Aldous Darcy M. Corda, Hernel Gem L. Del Rosario, Josh Robert G. Medina, Manuel Andrei M. Mendiolla, Jelex Jay V. Requinton, Jaron -. Sawal, Lester Kim V. Sumagaysay, Jayvee G. Tajanlangit, Timothy James C. Tajanlangit, Jerald David C. Umandal, Joshua A. Valenzuela, Vyxen Vaughn P. Head coach: Arturo 'Odjie' Mamon UST Golden Tigresses Bicar , Alina Joyce R. Alessandrini, Milena L. Balcorta, Janinie Kyla O. Delerio, Janel O. Galanza, Maria Fe C. Galdones, Kecelyn -. Jimenez, Ysabel Jamie M. Laure, Ejiya C. Pacres, Mary Dominique P. Rivera, Rica Jane B. Roldan, Rachelle M. Rondina, Cherry Ann Q. Tuazon, Donna May R. Viray, Caitlin N. Head coach: Emilio 'Kung Fu' Reyes, Jr.    Action starts on Saturday, Feb. 16 on ABS-CBN S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, LIGA HD, sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/uaap, and iWant. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

I’m fighting gov’t

President Rodrigo Duterte said the war on drugs he waged had taken time since he realized, after assuming the presidency, that he is up against deeply-entrenched syndicates within the government. “I said, I will finish the war on drugs in six months. Son of a b*tch, when I became President, I didn’t realize I was […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Thai party fighting for survival after gaffe with princess

BANGKOK: The Thai political party that took the unprecedented and ultimately unsuccessful step of nominating a member of the royal family as its candidate for prime minister was fighting for…READ The post Thai party fighting for survival after gaffe with princess appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Rene Catalan Mirroring Compatriot Eduard Folayang’s Path To World Title Gold

The success of Team Lakay and its contributions to the sport of mixed martial arts in the Philippines is something that has been told, and will be re-told, for a long time. After all, winning four ONE World Titles in one year is a feat that would be hard to topple. However, not all Filipinos who are successful in ONE Championship come from the fabled gym in Benguet.   One of nation’s athletes who has forged his own path is Rene “The Challenger” Catalan.   "Team Lakay has been here for a long time. It's only right to say that they are the top team from the Philippines,” said Catalan, who spearheads Catalan Fighting System in Makati City. “I have nothing but respect for them."   Like Team Lakay, the members of Catalan Fighting System struggled to find their footing in The Home Of Martial Arts at first. But now, each of the members is hitting their stride in their respective weight classes.   For instance, Catalan, an Asian Games wushu gold medalist, went winless in his first three mixed martial arts encounters in ONE. But then, he won his next five bouts and now, he is viewed as a legitimate contender for the ONE Strawweight World Championship, which is currently held by Yosuke Saruta.   Catalan, who is scheduled to face former titleholder Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito at ONE: REIGN OF VALOR on 8 March, is now a stone’s throw away from getting his title shot.   A victory over the Japanese grappler in Yangon, Myanmar could assure him an opportunity to challenge for the gold.   "I see this fight ending by unanimous decision or by knockout," the Filipino quipped.   "I see him as someone blocking my goal of fighting for the World Title, and my goal is to remove him [from] my path."   The 40-year-old slugger, which hails from Iloilo City, is using the rise of Team Lakay — particularly ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang’s — as his main motivation to zoom to the top.   "The likes of Eduard Folayang had to go through many heartbreaks before reaching his current status,” Catalan explained.   “For our team, we also need more experience to reach that level someday. We just need time and determination to reach the level of Team Lakay."   Now, his entire focus is on Naito, knowing well that a win here would be the realization not only of his dream, but his team's goals as well/   "I see this fight ending by unanimous decision or by knockout," Catalan said. "I see him as someone blocking my goal of fighting for the world title; My goal is to remove him in my path."  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

NCAA: Coach Macky says Lady Altas are here to stay

University of Perpetual Help’s Cinderella run in the NCAA 94 Women’s Volleyball Tournament did not have a storybook ending. Seizing the first set before surrendering the next three in the winner-take-all Finals Game 3 on Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre, the Lady Altas just fell short of a championship that would have been a shock to just about everybody. The Las Pinas-based team had to win its last two games in the elimination round, overcome top-seed and twice-to-beat College of St. Benilde, and then best dynastic Arellano University to have a shot at that storybook ending. Unfortunately, they just ran out of gas in the decider – and thus, didn’t get to give their school a rare Grand Slam of Women’s, Men’s, and Juniors championships. Still, the mere fact that they were two sets away from the improbable was a win for Perps – if first-year head coach Macky Carino is to be believed. “Sino bang mag-aakalang aabot kami ng championship? Ilang porsyento na lang, magcha-champion na kami,” he told reporters following their season-ending loss. He then continued, repeating what he had been saying for good measure, “Sino bang mag-aakala?” That is exactly why even though they had to settle for a runner-up finish, Coach Macky and the rest of his staff were nothing but satisfied with their surprising run to the Finals. “Happy ako kung anong naging resulta. Magsisimula pa lang kami kanina, sabi ko sa kanila, sobrang happy ko and proud sa kanila kasi umabot kami ng championship,” he said. He then continued, “Whatever happened today, proud ako sa kanila.” Even more, in the eyes of the one-time champion coach, this is just the start for the program that is on the rise. As he put it, “Andaming revelation nitong Finals, nitong semifinals na ‘to na mag-oopen para sa mga susunod namin (na season). Kung anuman ang resulta today, ang pinakanatutunan namin is paano nagkaroon ng opportunity yung Lady Altas na ma-recognize (sa volleyball).” He then continued, “Dahil dun, dati, kami naghahabol ng players. This time, kami na pinupuntahan.” With that, Coach Macky promised that the Lady Altas will be nothing but better next season. “Ang makikita niyong Lady Altas next season, iba na. Mag-dedevelop ako ng fighting na Lady Altas next season,” he said. He then continued, “Start pa lang, makikita niyong lumalaban na yung team.” —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

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

UAAP Season 81: Atin ‘to. Amin ‘to

Ayel Estranero and Tots Carlos knew they’re in for a tough challenge when University of the Philippines men’s basketball team star Paul Desiderio nailed the game-winning jumper in the Final Four against the twice-to-beat Adamson University. That was UP basketball’s ‘Atin ‘to’ moment. Right after the final buzzer sounded that signaled UP’s first Finals appearance in the UAAP’s first semester centerpiece event after 32 years, the Lady Maroons already felt the pressure of high expectations when it’s their time to march inside the court and carry the State University’s pride in women’s volleyball.       “Their journey is totally inspiring,” said Estranero, who is in her fifth and last playing year, of the Fighting Maroons’ runner-up finish in the cagefest. “Pero ‘yun nga noong naka-Finals sila ang sabi namin, “Ay, patay! Magi-expect din ang mga tao this volleyball season naman,’” the setter added. Carlos shared the same sentiment. “’Yun nga ang mga success ng UP motivation sa amin pero at the same time pressure talaga,” said Carlos, who with Isa Molde are expected to deliver the goods for the Godfrey Okumu-mentored squad. “Lagi lang namin nire-remind ang mga tao, sabi nila ‘O basketball tapos na, volleyball naman.’ ‘Yun minsan napag-uusapan namin. Minsan nagti-team talk kami na ‘wag namin isipin ‘yun, isipin namin ang ilalaro namin this season. ‘Wag naming i-cut short to the result of the season. One game at a time.” The UP faithful have all the right to expect high especially with the Lady Maroons making waves of their own during the pre-season. UP reigned supreme in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference and Philippine Superliga Collegiate Grand Slam. Those twin crowns were UP’s first major titles after ruling the UAAP 36 years ago.  “Of course, it affects how people want us to perform. People also dream big for us. Of course, they’re dreaming for us to be in the Finals and win the championship especially we won two championships in the offseason,” said Estranero. “So high expectations from other people, high expectations from the team but I guess we just have to trust the process and take it game by game.” The playmaker could only hope that the lessons they learned in the offseason will carry them to greater heights in the UAAP.  “I can say that the offseason din naman was a big help in terms of learning how to win and in terms of developing our skills individually but it wasn’t something that will actually define UAAP. Coming into this season it’s a new start for all of us,” she said. “We’re more confident. There’s more pressure but there’s a lot of hope and passion to win a championship,” said Estranero. Now, it's the Lady Maroons’ time to create their own ‘Atin ‘to’ moment.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

Jeff Bezos case: Billionaires not safe from hackers

NEW YORK, United States -- The stunning revelation that a tabloid obtained below-the-belt selfies of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos -- the world's richest man -- suggests that even billionaires are not out of the reach of hackers. Bezos came out fighting this week, accusing the National Enquirer of blackmailing him with lurid pictures of him and his mistress, and pre-empting the threat to publish by releasing details of the images himself. But for Mark Johnson, CEO of Sovereign Intelligence, the incident makes clear that "no one is beyond the reach of cyber exploitation." "It's a curious irony that billionaires demonstrate astounding acumen related to their own industries, and ye...Keep on reading: Jeff Bezos case: Billionaires not safe from hackers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Libranza wins debut fight in US; Servania faces Castro in Carson

      MANILA, Philippines – Deprived of his United States debut 3 weeks ago, Genisis Libranza made sure he would gain instant recognition when given the chance again. Libranza, adjusting to the new fighting style of Mexican Gilberto Mendoza, won by a close but unanimous decision in their flyweight tussle Saturday night, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Humanitarian aid used as weapon in Maduro-Guaido conflict

CARACAS, Venezuela – Desperately needed aid being stockpiled at Venezuela's door is at the heart of a political duel between the two men fighting to lead the oil-rich nation: Juan Guaido and Nicolas Maduro . Guaido, recognized as Venezuela's interim president by around 50 countries, has pressed the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Twin towers Chiu, Sotto lift Ateneo to UAAP 81 Jrs. twice-to-beat

STANDINGS NU 12-1 (twice-to-beat) Ateneo 11-3 (twice-to-beat) FEU-Diliman 9-4 (Final Four) Adamson 9-5 (Final Four) UST 7-7 DLSZ 4-10 UE 2-12 UPIS 1-13 Kai Sotto wanted no complications as Ateneo de Manila High School enters the next round of UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament. And so, the towering teen put up another double-double and partnered with Geo Chiu as the Blue Eaglets put away Adamson High School, 72-59, on Sunday at the FIloil Flying V Centre. Just at halftime, Sotto already had 11 points, seven rebounds, and three assists and also powered the defending champions to a strong surge in the second quarter. “I’d like to give credit to our bigs. They were fighting for it the whole time,” head coach Reggie Varilla said. The 7-foot-1, 16-year-old and five other teammates got together for a 17-3 tear that turned a two-point edge early in the second quarter to a 42-26 lead at halftime. The Blue Eaglets would only keep their foot on the gas pedal for the remainder of the game en route to their 11th win in 14 games. In the end, Sotto had 17 points, 15 rebounds, five assists, and two blocks while Chiu had his best game yet with 18 markers, 10 boards, and four rejections. Forthsky Padrigao also added six points, nine rebounds, eight assists, and three steals as they clinched the second-seed and the remaining twice-to-beat advantage for the playoffs. The win also crystallized the Final Four matchups to be twice-to-beat Nazareth School of National University against twice-to-beat Adamson and Ateneo against Far Eartern University-Diliman. For the 9-5 Baby Falcons, Joshua Barcelona was the lone bright spot with 14 points and eight rebounds. Main man Joem Sabandal was limited to just eight markers, six boards, and five assists. BOX SCORES ATENEO 72 – Chiu 18, Sotto 17, Diaz 10, Padrigao 6, Jaymalin 6, Fetalvero 6, David 5, Espinosa 2, De Ayre 2, Narciso 0, Salandanan 0. ADAMSON 59 – Barcelona 14, Engbino 12, An. Doria 9, Sabandal 8, Ad. Doria 6, Hanapi 5, Prodigo 2, Tulabut 2, Capulong 1, Santos 0. QUARTER SCORES: 22-16, 42-26, 58-42, 72-59. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Whittaker meets Gastelum, Adesanya-Silva at UFC 234

Israel Adesanya can already imagine fighting Robert Whittaker for the UFC middleweight title later this year in a huge stadium full of roaring Australian fans......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Whittaker meets Gastelum, Adesanya takes on Silva at UFC 234 - Inquirer Sports

Israel Adesanya can already imagine fighting Robert Whittaker for the UFC middleweight title later this year in a huge stadium full of roaring Australian fans. To make the dream happen, these two Aust.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

UFC now on FOX+

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and FOX+ have forged a partnership which brings to homes a series of bigger and more intense match-ups brewing in the premier mixed martial arts sport organization today......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019