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Free college: When push could turn to shove

One other legacy that our President wants to leave his country when he retires or ends his term is free education at the tertiary or collegiate/university le.....»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarSep 13th, 2017

Makabayan solons push for inclusion of budget for free college education for 2018

Makabayan solons push for inclusion of budget for free college education for 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 16th, 2017

Letran returns to winning form just in time for playoff push

Just in time for the stretch run in the NCAA 93 Men’s Basketball Tournament, Colegio de San Juan de Letran has put a stop to its downward spiral. Leaning on big-time scoring outbursts from Bong Quinto and JP Calvo as well as steely resolve in the endgame, the Knights weathered the storm brought about by desperate Arellano University, 84-73, on Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Quinto posted a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double while Calvo fired eight of his 20 markers in the final frame as Jeff Napa’s wards barged back into the win column now at 6-6. “At least, nakabalik na kami sa win columm. Important win sa amin ‘to,” the head coach said. This puts a stop to a three-game slide that, at one point, took them out of the playoff picture. “We took care of business ngayon and pambwelo sa amin ‘to ulit,” Napa said. Now, however, they are tied for fourth with Emilio Aguinaldo College. Letran was in control for majority of the matchup and still led by 12, 79-65, with under two minutes remaining until the Chiefs staged a comeback and came as close as 73-79. It was at that point that Marwin Taywan committed an unfortunate unsportsmanlike foul that sent Rey Nambatac to the line. That was just the gift birthday boy Napa needed as Nambatac split from the stripe and with the ballback, Calvo’s triple finished the job in their much-needed win. “JP, consistent naman siya. Yung others ang kailangan sumunod,” the now 37-year-old mentor shared. The Knights’ captain wound up with 14 points and eight rebounds while Jerrick Balanza and Alex Mandreza chipped in eight points apiece off the bench. “Good thing sumunod nga yung iba and naging maganda ang result para sa amin ngayon,” Napa said. For Arellano, Kent Salado showed the way with 23 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Still without much help, however, he saw his squad drop back-to-back losses now at 4-8. BOX SCORES LETRAN 84 – Calvo 20, Quinto 20, Nambatac 14, Balanza 8, Mandreza 8, Gedaria 4, Vacaro 4, Taladua 4, Balagasay 2, Bernabe 0 ARELLANO 73 – Salado 23, Alcoriza 10, Flores 7, Dela Cruz 7, Meca 6, Taywan 6, Canete 5, Concepcion 3, Abanes 3, Nicholls 2, Villoria 1, Enriquez 0 QUARTER SCORES: 26-20, 45-36, 68-59, 84-73 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

Slovenia beats Serbia 93-85 to win Eurobasket title

em>By Demetris Nellas, Associated Press /em> Slovenia won its first European basketball championship on Sunday, defeating Serbia 93-85 in Istanbul behind 35 points by Goran Dragic. Dragic, the Miami Heat guard who was voted MVP of the tournament after the game, watched the final four minutes from the bench due to cramp. He had been visibly tiring, missing all three shots and the one free throw he took in the final quarter. With Dragic out, Serbia briefly took the lead at 79-78, and again at 82-80 with 3:37 to go. But Slovenia, which had upset pre-tournament favorite Spain 92-72 in the semifinals, refused to fold. It went on a 12-0 run, during which guard Klemen Prepelic scored the go-ahead basket, 84-82, with 2:20 to go. After a balanced first quarter, which ended with Serbia 22-20 ahead, Dragic scored 20 of Slovenia’s 36 points in the second quarter to help give it a 56-47 halftime lead. “We gave them a lot of transition points. They brought the NBA speed on the floor,” Serbia coach Aleksandar Djordjevic said. “We are an uptempo team ... the importance of the game shouldn’t change what we do,” said Slovenia’s Serb coach, Igor Kokoskov. Djordjevic responded by taking out his 2.21-meter (7-foot-3) center Boban Marjanovic of the Detroit Pistons in favor of more mobile players, who managed to slow down the pace in the third quarter at the 16,000-seat Sinan Erdem arena. Dragic still managed to score nine points and Slovenia stayed ahead, 71-67, but lost young star Luka Doncic with a sprained ankle. Bogdan Bogdanovic, who is set to join the Sacramento Kings next season, led Serbia with 22 points. Kokoskov, also the assistant coach for the Utah Jazz, gave a nod to his boss — coach Quin Snyder. “He is my dear friend, my boss. He told me ‘Be prepared for the press conference and say something deep and smart.’ Well, I can’t say anything.” Dragic may be a nine-year NBA veteran but Kokoskov, the first European to be a full-time assistant coach in the league, has spent 17 seasons there, after a brief stint at college level. He and Dragic worked together at the Phoenix Suns for four seasons (2008-11 and 2012-13) Earlier, Spain defeated Russia 93-85 to take third place, with 51 points coming from the Gasol brothers, Pau (26) and Marc (25). Alexey Shved led Russia with 18. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 17th, 2017

We just have to stay together -- De Leon on Ateneo's health woes

Ateneo de Manila University team captain Bea De Leon is facing the challenge of leading an injury-laden team head on. The fourth year middle blocker remains positive despite the health issues plaguing the Lady Eagles.      “It’s very hard kasi pati ako affected din kasi pinakauna kong kalaban sarili ko. It’s hard to see a lot of them injured, very hurt, all of them who really want to be there and want to help,” said De Leon after Ateneo’s straight sets win over the gritty Lyceum of the Philippines University. The Katipunan-based squad defeated the Lady Pirates, 25-23, 25-20, 25-20, to get back in the win column in Group A of the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan Saturday despite a number of players sidelined with injuries. De Leon returned to action after skipping the Lady Eagles’ four-set loss to Far Eastern University last week to attend an immersion in Capas, Tarlac and finished with eight points. Maddie Madayag, who sat out Ateneo’s previous game because of an ankle injury, chipped in nine markers while Jules Samonte and Ponggay Gaston combined for 16 points to fill in the scoring void left by injured Jho Maraguinot, Kim Gequillana and Ana Gopico. Maraguinot was nursing a left foot sprain, Gopico has yet to see action due to a hamstring injury while Gequillana’s left leg was strapped with an immobilizer after hurting her knee last week against FEU.    “There’s nothing much to say but really sad, very hard and I hope we’ll get through it and sana we’ll see maybe these things are blessings in disguise,” said De Leon. “We can only hope ‘cause syempre any loss is hard to take in but we can’t stop eh.” Gequillana, who watched the game on the sidelines, is still waiting for the final result of her MRI to know the extent of her injury and the timeline of her return. But with Gequillana limping and obviously still in pain, suiting up for Ateneo might not come any sooner.  “Medyo nakakagulat pa rin, I wasn’t really expecting to get injured sa last game kasi I don’t know, like for me, I have like a big responsibility sa team last game kasi nga wala si Bea so I thought na I had this responsibility to help the team,” she said. “Then noong na-injure ako it was a bit hard to take kasi parang wala na akong magagawa that game kasi it should be me helping the team. But you know wala talaga sa kamay mo 'yung mga ganong circumstances.” With limited offensive option, the Lady Eagles came out with a quiet 26-kill outing, 10 attack points less than LPU’s output. Save for Ateneo’s 12 service aces and 31 free points off the Lady Pirates errors, the match could’ve gone the other way.    Ateneo improved to 2-1 win-loss record but their journey for a semifinals lot will not come any easier with their remaining games against San Sebastian College and National University. Another loss will put the Lady Eagles in a precarious position of missing the semis cut.  Still, De Leon keeps a positive mindset. “Motivating them I think it comes more na you have to let them know na, when one goes down another one must come up, so they have to believe in themselves na we can fill the spot,” she said. “We just stay together and make sure na all these things we try to process. Magkakasama pa rin kami kasi at the end of the day, 'yun ang kailangan ng team to just stay together.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017

San Beda keeps win run going after outclassing San Sebastian

Head coach Boyet Fernandez, main man Robert Bolick, and rising star Clint Doliguez were all back for San Beda College on Friday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. And San Beda at full strength is as dangerous as ever. The Red Lions made sure age-old rival San Sebastian College-Recoletos remembered that, coming away with a convincing 76-65 victory that hikes their winning streak to 10 in a row in the NCAA 93 Men’s Basketball Tournament. “It’s our defense that stepped up this game,” Fernandez said after his boys only allowed their opponents to make good on 25 of their 66 attempts from the field. It was a rousing welcome back for the head coach after he had to serve a disciplinary action the league imposed. Fernandez, along with Bolick and Doliguez, were slapped with one-game suspensions following their involvement in an incident during their matchup with College of St. Benilde a week ago. Bolick wasted no time in being back, leading the charge for the defending champions, scoring 11 points. Doliguez also chipped in five points, three rebounds, and two assists. However, it was Javee Mocon who was a force all game long and Jeramer Cabanag who was a pleasant surprise in the final frame. Cabanag’s back-to-back hits fronted the pivotal 7-0 push that increased San Beda’s five-point lead into a 67-55 advantage with five minutes remaining. The Golden Stags again threatened at 64-70 with 2:22 left only to see Mocon score all but one point in a 6-0 burst that sealed the deal in the Red Lions’ rise to 11-1. The fourth-year forward wound up with another double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds. Davon Potts also turned in a season-best 16 markers. With the win, San Beda stayed in solo second and still right behind league-leading and undefeated Lyceum of the Philippines University. On the other hand, Baste still could not get a winning streak going and dropped back onto a 5-6 record – knotted for fourth with Colegio de San Juan de Letran and Emilio Aguinaldo College. Michael Calisaan topped the scoring column for them with 23 points. BOX SCORES SAN BEDA 76 – Mocon 17, Potts 16, Bolick 11, Tankoua 8, Presbitero 8, Cabanag 6, Doliguez 5, Soberano 3, Adamos 2, Bahio 0, Abuda 0, Oftana 0, Tongco 0 SAN SEBASTIAN 65 – Calisaan 23, Bulanadi 12, Gayosa 10, David 5, Ilagan 5, Baetiong 4, Calma 2, Navarro 2, Capobres 2, Costelo 0, Mercado 0, Valdez 0, Are 0 QUARTER SCORES: 26-15, 42-36, 58-53, 76-65 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 15th, 2017

Blazers turn in best outing of season to sweep Altas

College of St. Benilde in the NCAA 93 Men’s Basketball Tournament came via forfeiture and came at the expense of University of Perpetual Help. This time around on Friday at the Filoil Flying V Centre, the Blazers left no doubt on who was the better team, destroying the Altas by 28 points, 83-55. The Taft-based team got off to a scorching 23-6 start and never lifted its foot off the pedal until the final buzzer. It was, without a doubt, CSB’s biggest win in the season. “We wanted to win convincingly. We just played good basketball on both ends and finally, we were able to get over that hump,” head coach TY Tang said after they ensured that they still had a fighting chance in the tournament. The two teams were matched up against each other to start the season and Perpetual came out on top, 69-65. However, the Altas were clad in maroon then when they were scheduled to be donning their light uniforms. As such, the decision was overturned in favor of the Blazers. There were no questions whatsoever in their second round meeting as Tang’s team dominated most of the statistics: 30-19 in made field goals, 19-10 in assists, 16-29 in turnovers, and 42-26 in inside points. “We had that motivation,” the head coach said. “We just wanted to prove a point that (season-opener) just slipped out of our hands.” Edward Dixon had a second straight 20-point game with 21 points on top of seven rebounds in this one. Coming off a one-game suspension, Carlo Young also made his presence felt by scoring 14 points. CSB’s lead grew to as high as 32 points in the final frame and in the end, they completed an elimination round sweep of Perpetual. More importantly, at 3-9, they still have a chance, however slim it may be, at the Final Four. They’re not thinking about that just yet, however, as Tang said, “Our mindset right now is we want to win as much games as we want. What’s more important is top pick up learnings the rest of the way.” On the other hand, the Altas’ playoff picture got dimmer as they suffered a shock defeat. With a 4-7 record, they fail to take a step forward and remain tied for seventh. No one was in double-digit for them. MVP leader Prince Eze was shackled to only six points. BOX SCORES CSB 83 – Dixon 21, Leutcheu 14, Young 14, Domingo 11, Naboa 6, Johnson 5, Belgica 4, Castor 3, Pili 2, Velasco 2, Suarez 1, Sta. Maria 0, San Juan 0, Mercado 0 PERPETUAL 55 – Pido 9, Hao 8, Eze 6, Dagangon 6, Sadiwa 5, Yuhico 5, Lucente 4, Coronel 3, Clemente 3, Ylagan 2, Cabiltes 2, Mangalino 2, Tamayo 0 QUARTER SCORES: 25-9, 47-23, 65-38, 83-55 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 15th, 2017

‘AIN’T CUTE’ | Proposal to use CHR, NCIP, ERC funds for free college tuition gets flak

‘AIN’T CUTE’ | Proposal to use CHR, NCIP, ERC funds for free college tuition gets flak.....»»

Category: topSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 15th, 2017

Love Actually: 'Yes, A Civil Wedding Can Be More Practical And Charming Over A Church Ceremony!'

When push comes to shove sometimes less can be so much more in a wedding......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 15th, 2017

In Cebu, cops turn to CHR, 'Project Pokemon' to keep drug war abuse-free

In Cebu, cops turn to CHR, 'Project Pokemon' to keep drug war abuse-free.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2017

‘Free college education program to cost P51 B’

MANILA, Philippines — The government’s free tertiary education program may cost about P51 billion in the first year of its implementation, the Department of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 6th, 2017

Duterte 'committed' to funding free college tuition: budget chief - ABS-CBN News

Duterte 'committed' to funding free college tuition: budget chief - ABS-CBN News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 6th, 2017

Free tuition: Government may revive college entrance exam

MANILA, Philippines - With the free tuition policy signed into law, the government is now planning to re-implement the National College Entrance Examination.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2017

Rich college students urged: Forgo free tuition

MANILA, Philippines -  Sen......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2017

‘Funds for free tuition may come from 3 agencies’

MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representa­tives is eyeing to cut the 2018 budgets of three agencies and allot the reductions for the free college educati.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2017

WATCH: Duterte says funding for free college tuition law problematic - Philippine Star

WATCH: Duterte says funding for free college tuition law problematic - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 11th, 2017

DBM binakbak sa free college

DBM binakbak sa free college.....»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsAug 11th, 2017

3 kagawaran tatapyasan sa free college fund

3 kagawaran tatapyasan sa free college fund.....»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsAug 10th, 2017

Gov t eyes implementation of free college tuition by June 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Higher Education is currently working on the implementing rules and regulations of the Universal Access to Quality Te.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2017

Govt earmarks P20B for free college education law but calls on state schools to ‘control’ admission

Govt earmarks P20B for free college education law but calls on state schools to ‘control’ admission.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 10th, 2017

House pools P16 B for free college tuition

MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives is pooling together funds totaling P16 billion from state schools and other agencies to use for free tuiti.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2017