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How the fame of Manila faded deviating from the 1905 Burnham grand plan

America sent her best planner, architect Daniel Hudson Burnham to design Commonwealth Manila as the capital of the country......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 16th, 2018

ONE Championship: Geje Eustaquio Targets Grand Finish In Trilogy With Adriano Moraes

Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio does not plan to leave his fate in the hands of the judges when he takes on Adriano "Mikinho" Moraes for the third time in the main event of ONE: HERO'S ASCENT at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila this coming Friday, 25 January.   Eustaquio, the current ONE Flyweight World Champion, first met Moraes at ONE: RISE OF THE KINGDOM in September 2014 where he lost by way of a second-round submission.   The 29-year-old Team Lakay standout evened the score with a razor-thin split decision at ONE: PINNACLE OF POWER last June, a result which could have gone either way.   This time around, Eustaquio is targeting a decisive win in his first World Title defense, owing to some new tricks up his sleeves.   "This time, there will be more surprises for Adriano Moraes. I hope I can implement those and get the win on fight night," said Eustaquio.   "If I get the opportunity to knock him out, I will do that. If God permits I will even go for a submission. If I have the opportunity, I will take it and not let it slip away."   Like Eustaquio, his head coach in Mark Sangiao is also gunning for the finish, knowing how dangerous Moraes can be.   With the way Eustaquio trained for this bout, Sangiao is convinced that “Gravity” will prevail and he is ready to get that finish over his tough Brazilian foe.   “What we want to happen in this trilogy is to finish the fight by either knockout or submission,” said Sangiao “Geje is more prepared and more confident this time. He is in better shape as well for this fight.”   But if they fail to end it early, Eustaquio vows to put on a performance that will leave no room for doubts about the result.   "In the event that the fight goes to the judges, I will make sure that it's going to be a landslide decision in my favor.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

ONE Championship: Honorio Banario eager to test himself against Lowen Tynanes

Honorio "The Rock" Banario wanted to share the stage with some of the best lightweights that ONE Championship has to offer, and he got exactly what he wished for.   It was announced on Thursday, 3 January that the Team Lakay representative is slated to duke it out with American phenom Lowen Tynanes at ONE: HERO'S ASCENT, which emanates from the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines on 25 January.   The scheduled three-round bout between Banario and Tynanes is part of the highly-anticipated ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix.   Banario, who previously held the ONE Featherweight World Title, is longing to test how far his current skill set has gone.   The 29-year-old native of Mankayan, Benguet feels that he found the perfect opponent in Tynanes, making a promise to leave no stone unturned in training to emerge victorious.   "This will be a good bout because this will test if I have really improved my wrestling. Lowen Tynanes is something else, he has good wrestling and a high-level athlete,” Banario stated.   “He's a very well-rounded martial artist, who is yet to be defeated.”   Hailing from Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Tynanes is an undefeated lightweight competitor who holds an immaculate record of 9-0 with four wins by submission and two by knockout.   Using an aggressive striking approach and no-frills wrestling techniques to subdue his opponents inside the cage, Tynanes has defeated some of the biggest names in the Asian mixed martial arts scene, including Banario’s teammate Eduard Folayang.   "It's a big challenge for me to face him. My team was surprised when we found out that he will be my first opponent for the ONE Lightweight Grand Prix,” Banario revealed.   “But we have a lot of time for training, so we can come up with a game plan to beat him. I will be prepared for him."   Banario is coming off a hard-earned unanimous decision victory over Singapore-based Indian stalwart Rahul Raju at ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS last November.   “The Rock” knows that he will have his hands full against Tynanes, but with the help of his team, Banario is confident that he could pass the acid test with flying colors.   "I have huge respect for him as a mixed martial artist," he said. "I think Tynanes will attempt to take me down, so I have to defend his takedowns and do my best to keep it standing.”   “I am hoping for a favorable outcome in this bout.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 4th, 2019

LOOK: Annabelle Rama’s grand 66th birthday extravanganza

The Gutierrez family, along with some of their closest friends, got together to celebrate the 66th birthday of their matriarch, Annabelle Rama. The birthday girl was clearly the star of the night, donning a black dress with floral accents. Her birthday was held at The Peninsula Manila in Makati City. Photo service Nice Print documented the celebration, with the images released on its Facebook page yesterday, Oct. 29. Her party looked extravagant, with a stage set up in front, with charming blooms hanging overhead. Rama posed with husband Eddie Gutierrez, whose good looks still has not faded, even at 76 years old. Celebrities who joined in the fun included Regal En...Keep on reading: LOOK: Annabelle Rama’s grand 66th birthday extravanganza.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

Why suppress critical thinking and the quest for truth?

How desperate can both the chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the chief of the Philippine National Police be by trying to uncover the alleged communist 9-plan grand plot dubbed “Red October” through prematurely disclosing intelligence information tending to suggest, directly or indirectly, that 18 popular universities in Metro Manila are being targeted for recruitment or were already infiltrated by communist insurgents......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

I’ll have to reevaluate myself – De Leon on last playing year with Ateneo

Bea De Leon will use her time playing with the Foton Tornadoes in the Philippine Superliga Invitational slated to begin on June 23 to think about her future with the Ateneo de Manila University Lady Eagles. The prized middle blocker still has one playing year left in the UAAP but de Leon is not yet ready to commit to the Lady Eagles for one last run for the blue and white. The Tornadoes made a recruiting coup by signing De Leon, who was introduced to the media Saturday in a press conference. “That’s a very hard question to finalize,” said De Leon when asked about her collegiate career plan. “As of now, I’m taking it one step at a time.” “It’s a very huge decision for me. But this is my first step after this, after playing in the Invitational we’ll see po if ready na po ba akong bumalik sa Ateneo or not,” she continued. However, a source privy with the lucrative Foton deal, said that De Leon is in for a two-year stint with the franchise bannered by the towering 6-foot-5 Jaja Santiago and 6-foot-2 Dindin Santiago-Manabat. The PSL has three conferences per season composed of the import-laden Grand Prix, the Invitational and the All-Filipino.    De Leon helped the Lady Eagles claim its last of back-to-back titles in the UAAP back in 2015, finish as runner-up in Seasons 78 and 79 and a third place in Season 80 despite leading a rebuilding Ateneo squad.    The Lady Eagle, who played for the national team in the 2015 Asian U-23 and the Singapore Southeast Asian Games, said that she has to reevaluate herself to know if she still has the drive to play for Ateneo.   “A lot of people kasi will say na they’ll do anything to play one more game in the UAAP. But what it takes kasi to get there, all the sacrifices and the commitment and the hard work. I’ll have to reevaluate myself if I’m still able to give that kind of commitment to Ateneo,” she said. “Because if I’m not there for the right reasons, more or less, mas magiging pabigat pa ako,” De Leon added. “If I end there I want to be 100% and I want nothing more but to give everything that I have for my school.”       De Leon, who is yet to decide on her last playing year with Ateneo, is the latest Lady Eagles standout that signed with a PSL club after Jho Maraguinot inked a deal with Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors just a week ago.            --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

Check out Escolta, the ‘Queen of Streets’–can she regain her crown?

When retired photojournalist Jos Enrique "Derek" Soriano and I opened the second branch of our dive bar Fred's Revolucion in Escolta---arguably Manila's oldest street in the world's oldest Chinatown---it was hard for me to accept that countless millennials had not heard of it.   I would fume every time I read their comments on social media. "Escolta? Saan 'yon?"   I calmed down after a spell, when I began to accept that in the early '80s---when Makati was taking precedence as the premier commercial district---perhaps people didn't want to take their children to this faded grand dame of a thoroughfare, still dignified, but perhaps reeking too much of the old scho...Keep on reading: Check out Escolta, the ‘Queen of Streets’–can she regain her crown?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

Nat l women s volleyball team hopefuls take coaching change positively

The coaching change came as a surprise to most of the national women’s volleyball team hopefuls, but the players received the appointment of Shaq Delos Santos as replacement for resigned mentor Ramil De Jesus positively. Delos Santos met with some of the national team candidates on Tuesday at the Arellano University-Legarda Gym together with his assistants Kungfu Reyes and Bryan Esquibel and Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. vice president Peter Cayco. LVPI appointed the Petron coach to the position after De Jesus, who took the coaching duty last April and conducted two tryouts attended by the country’s top volleybelles, stepped down two weeks ago. Delos Santos is tasked to form and train a team for the Jakarta Palembang Asian Games in September, the AVC Asia Cup in Thailand the following month and the 2019 Manila Southeast Asian Games.      “Nabigla ako na nagpalit ulet ng coach. We're in good hands naman with coach Shaq. He's a good coach, he has a good system. I'm looking forward to working with him,” said Cocolife libero Denden Lazaro, who was with 15 other hopefuls during the pool meeting. “Sa aming mga players kailangan lang naman namin maging open sa lahat kasi there’s no permanent naman talaga and ‘yun nga syempre kami mga players susunod lang kami kung ano papagawa sa amin ng coaches, ng staff,” said Jaja Santiao. “Okay lang naman na may pagbabago kasi si coach Shaq din naman is one of the best coaches din dito sa Pilipinas so go lang.” Petron’s Mika Reyes, the Nationals’ team captain last year during the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Championship and Kuala Lumpur SEA Games, was informed of the changes a few days ago.    “Actually hindi ko alam na nagpalit muna. Ang sabi lang may final tryouts. So okay. And then siguro two to three days ago, dun ko lang nalaman talaga. Mga Sunday ata yun,” she said. “Si coach sabi nya ‘Ye punta ka sa tryout ha.’ Tapos sabi ko okay coach. Tapos may nagsabi sa akin na teammate ko na sya na daw yung coach.” Reyes played for De Jesus for five years in De La Salle, in the Philippine Superliga for Meralco and F2 Logistics. The middle blocker bannered the 2018 PSL Grand Prix champion Petron under Delos Santos.      “Nagulat lang ako syempre coach ko rin before si coach Ramil, akala ko siya na,” she added. “Pero okay lang din naman, at least ito coach namin. Siguro yung advantage lang is alam ko na yung sistema nya.” Aby Marano, who during most of her volleyball career played under De Jesus, said that she was one of the first to know of her F2 Logistics mentor’s plan to step down. According to LVPI, De Jesus decided to quit his post because of conflict of schedule with his duties as coach for DLSU, the Baby Spikers and F2 Logistics. “Positive pa rin kami, whether nagpalit ng coach o hindi. Dapat hindi kami maapektuhan. Sa kanila na 'yun eh, ang kailangan namin mag-focus sa ensayo para magpalakas at magpahusay pa. Okay naman din 'yung set ng coaches na nakilala namin today. I don't think there will be a problem,” said Marano, a veteran internationalist who donned the tri-colors in the past two SEA Games and in the AVC Asian Seniors. “Magulo, siyempre, ganoon 'yung nangyare. Personal na decision 'yun ni coach Ramil eh so we all respect that. Ang laki talaga ng responsibilty niya sa mga teams niya. Wala naman kaming masasabi sa decision ni coach Ramil,” Marano continued. “Siyempre, na-brokenhearted nga kami,” she added. “Ako, personally, hindi naman ako bumabata. Gusto ko, bago ako mag-retire, maging coach ko siya sa National Team. Kung hindi naman papalarin, wala akong magagawa.” Also in attendance during the first meeting with the new set of coaches were Kim Kianna Dy, Dawn Macandili, Majoy Baron, Dindin Santiago-Manabat, Rebecca Rivera, Mylene Paat, Sisi Rondina, Kim Fajardo, Rhea Dimaculangan, Maika Ortiz, CJ Rosario and Ces Molina. Creamline's Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado were supposed to attend the meeting but were caught in a traffic jam in Katipunan after their training while Myla Pablo was training with Pocari Sweat. Other players in the pool who skipped the meeting were Tots Carlos, Bea De Leon, Kath Arado, Royse Tubino, Lourdes Clemente, Elaine Kasilag, Jasmine Nabor, Maddie Madayag, Cha Cruz-Behag, Ara Galang, Mel Gohing, MJ Phillips, Isa Molde, Jho Maraguinot, Rachel Anne Daquis, Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza.    The pool will start its training on Thursday.    ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

STAR HOTSHOT: Rafi Reavis will be forever relevant

It was early in 2017 when Rafi Reavis proved that he's still relevant. More than just relevant, in fact. In Game 2 of the Manila Clasico semifinals featuring Ginebra and Star, Reavis was the "star" for the Hotshots in the clutch, grabbing two crucial offensive rebounds in the last 20 seconds to deny the Gin Kings any chance of a "Never Say Die" comeback. With seven seconds to go in the ball game, the then 39-year-old Rafi calmly made two pressure-packed free throws and Star took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7. "I got a lot left in the tank, man. A lot left," Reavis said then. He was right. STAR BOY Literally a week after his heroics against Ginebra in Game 2 of last year's series, Reavis played his best game in a long, long time in Game 5. Rafi dropped 17 points and 13 rebounds, leading the Hotshots to a crucial 3-2 lead. While Star ended up losing in seven games, that was perhaps Reavis' best performance in the last four or five years, including the current year were having right now. And yet even then, the veteran forward was the least surprised. It's as if he knew. He's going to be relevant in the league until he decides he's done. "I'm not surprised at all. That's me," Reavis said in 2017. "That's the way I play. That's what I'm always trying to do, just be a leader, trying to do what's needed. The only thing that matters is the W. However that comes, I'll go with it," he added. ALL I DO IS WIN It's kinda cool for Rafi Reavis to say that he'll go with winning, regardless of how his team gets there. Over the course of his current 16-year PBA career, Reavis has done a lot of winning. Seriously, a lot. Rafi has 10 PBA championships and up until the 2017 Commissioner's Cup, he was the winningest active player in the league. He's won with different teams as well. Reavis picked up his first pair of titles with the old Coca-Cola Tigers before winning another two with Brgy. Ginebra. When he landed at Purefoods, Reavis would win six more championships, including the Grand Slam in 2014. Simply put, Rafi Reavis is an asset to any team. A valuable asset. He's done all that winning in a way only he knows how. "Defense. Defense wins championships," Reavis said. "I don't care about the glamour, the points, the fame. I don't need that,  that's not what gets me paid. Being part of a team that was winning a championship, that's all I care about. I'm team first and I'm all about the big goal, the big picture," he added. PLASTIKMAN Rafi's Twitter handle is @Plastikman. If it sounds familiar, it's almost a play on the local comics superhero "Lastikman" which is a character is most definitely based from Marvel's Mister Fantastic. Fifteen years ago in 2003, "Bossing" Vic Sotto gave the character life in a movie and while this useless rambling doesn't necessarily say and mean that Rafi was inspired by it and put his own twist to the name, it does make some sense. Reavis has some pretty long arms and legs, which come in handy while he's trying to defend the paint. His physical gifts and his brilliant mind make him the basketball player that he is. A player relevant to this day. "He's very smart, ang taas ng basketball IQ niya. Plus the fact na ano siya, hindi siya nagpapabaya. Yung katawan niya, inaalagaan niya talaga," Chito Victolero said of Reavis. Victolero was teammates with Rafi in the old MBA and he was the second overall pick in the 2002 Draft. Now he's Reavis' head coach with Magnolia. "He won a lot of championships and he knows what to do. Siguro mas beterano pa siya sakin in terms of dun sa loob ng court eh. I trust him very much and alam ko kung ano yung ginagawa niya," Victolero added. Sticking with the superhero theme, Reavis wants to add something to his list of achievements that's outside of winning championships. Plastikman wants to outlast the Rock in the PBA. "I'm trying to take care of myself and that guy, he's amazing," 40-year-old Reavis said of 45-year-old Asi Taulava, NLEX's center and the 2003 PBA Most Valuable Player that is still going strong as well. "I think he just had a birthday recently and it's going to make it a little harder for me but I can do it. I'm having fun. And I think as long as I play for a guy like coach Chito, I can meet that goal," he added. BREAKING RECORDS Rafi Reavis was the league's winningest active player up until the 2017 Commissioner's Cup. When San Miguel Beer won last year's mid-season prize, Yancy De Ocampo joined Reavis at the top with 10 titles. Yancy was the no. 1 pick in 2002 and Rafi was second. San Miguel and Magnolia are currently locked in a heated Finals for the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup and either De Ocampo or Reavis will take over as the winnigest active player in less than two weeks time. "None of that really means anything to me," Reavis said, doubling down on his team-first mentality. "I think it will probably mean something when I'm all said and done and my career is over with, but I'm still an active player. I have a duty to perform. It's all great and it's all glory but at the end of the day it doesn't really mean anything," he added. ALL I WANT TO DO IS KEEP WINNING It was in early 2017 when Rafi Reavis made it known that he still has a lot left in his tank. Fast forward to 2018 in Game 1 of the Philippine Cup Finals against San Miguel and Reavis practically won the Purefoods franchise yet another Finals game. With the Hotshots holding on to a two-point lead with 2.2 seconds, Reavis disrupted San Miguel's final offensive possession basically by himself to make sure Magnolia completed a comeback from 20 points down. Rafi first tipped the inbound pass to foil the Beermen's first option for June Mar Fajardo and after Arwind Santos picked the ball up to shoot a game-tying jumper, Reavis was there too to block the shot. Rafi Reavis has won a lot but he wants to keep winning. "We're still  active so we're still out there trying to get one more," he said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 29th, 2018

Stalzer expected to play for Petron in the 2018 Grand Prix

American volleyball player Lindsay Stalzer is expected to be back next year when the Petron Blaze Spikers try to redeem themselves in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix. The Blazer Spikers import will return to the US Monday evening but will fly back to Manila when Petron begins its build up for the 2018 edition of the import-laden conference opening on February 2018.     Stalzer, a two-time Grand Prix champion and former Most Valuable Player, came up short of claiming her third conference crown when Petron bowed to F2 Logistics on Saturday in four sets in the decider of the best-of-three Finals. “I think the plan is to come back for the next Grand Prix,” said Stalzer, who was San Miguel Beer’s muse during the traditional parade of teams in the opening rites of the 43rd PBA Sunday at the Big Dome. Stalzer, who won two titles with Foton before transferring to Petron, and compatriot Hillary Hurley tried to rally the Blaze Spikers back after going down, 1-2, in Game 3. But the Blaze Spikers were unable to stop the rampaging Cargo Movers led by Venezuelan import and eventual MVP winner Maria Jose Perez, American Kennedy Bryan and the core of many-time UAAP champion De La Salle University led by Cha Cruz, Kim Fajardo, Majoy Baron and Dawn Macandili.  Still, Stalzer was happy with Petron’s run. “We had a really strong showing all season. In the regular season we had that one loss to F2 and I think it’s a fluke and we should’ve won that match. And then ups and downs in the playoffs but then we made it to the Finals and I’m very proud of that. I thought we had the championship but we let that slip away,” she said. Putting their painful Grand Prix loss behind, the 33-year old stunner told reporters how she enjoined her stint as SMB’s muse. “I have no idea what to expect this such a beautiful, big production. I’m honored to be one of the muses, it was a lot of fun,” she said. “It’s really fun to kickoff this event this season and I’m just happy to be a part of it.” “I have no idea (why they chose me to be their muse). They just asked just a few days ago,” said Stalzer. “(But) it’s always fun to dress up and wear something other than volleyball clothes.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

BEST OF 5 Part 4: LPU can thank cellphones for all of this

Read Part 1 of ABS-CBN Sports’ Best of 5 series on the LPU Pirates here. Read Part 2 of ABS-CBN Sports’ Best of 5 series on the LPU Pirates here. Read Part 3 of ABS-CBN Sports’ Best of 5 series on the LPU Pirates here. --- Topex Robinson has laid the groundwork, and it was finally time to build something in Lyceum of the Philippines University. Just like he had off-court, the always amiable mentor also had grand plans on-court for the Pirates. Having a plan is different from getting it done, however. “It was hard. I already had a vision of what I wanted my team to be and I made sure I articulated my vision,” he shared. “Obviously, getting people wasn’t easy, but if they know that you’re going to a direction, you would attract those people who shared my vision.” And so, slowly but surely, Robinson’s staff was being filled by the likes of Rommel Adducul, a former big-time professional player, and Jeff Perlas, a highly-esteemed assistant in coaching circles. In terms of players, however, still nothing much was going for the Intramuros-based squad. GAME-CHANGER Until one phone call. Robinson personally fetched CJ Perez from Ateneo de Manila University after the latter learned that his academic deficiencies would force him to sit out the season. Earlier that day, Perez called Robinson and told him all that was happening. Right then and there, the former had an offer for the latter. “When CJ left Ateneo, I gave him an opportunity with us, pero ang sabi ko, ‘You can go to any team.’ He said he wanted to play for me,” the head coach said. “I said, ‘Are you sure? Because all of the collegiate teams are gonna get you and gonna offer you anything you want.’ But he committed to us and I appreciate the trust he gave me.” PRODIGAL SON Indeed, LPU had one advantage all others didn’t – Robinson had long been a father figure to Perez as the two were formerly the faces of San Sebastian College-Recoletos for two years. “Isang beses, pinaisip (ni coach Topex) sa amin yung heroes namin tapos napapatingin ako sa kanya. Siya yung iniisip kong hero kasi yung trust na binibigay niya sa akin, sobra-sobrang trust,” the now 23-year-old tantalizing talent shared. “Tinutulungan niya ako, pinu-push niya ako kahit anong magyari. Siya talaga ang nagmo-motivate sa akin.” And so, Perez became a Pirate – without a doubt, the biggest get in the history of their basketball program. However great he is, however, he is just one man. “Obviously, who would love to have a CJ Perez on the team, but again, CJ is just a part of the puzzle. He’s not the whole equation,” Robinson said. “Yes, CJ could win us games, but he could also lose games. People are tagging us as CJ’s team, but it’s very important to get everybody on the same page.” THE STANDARD Indeed, Perez becoming a Pirate is not the rule, but an exception to the rule. As history has proven, Intramuros was not a dream destination for youngsters – be it LPU, be it Colegio de San Juan de Letran, be it Mapua University. And so, the LPU head coach tried to work with whatever he had. “You accept the fact that you will not get the blue-chip players. What you’re really looking for are players who are driven,” he shared. He then continued, “The skill, we could work on that. The character, yung may chip on the shoulder, yun yung kailangan namin.” In other words, he looked for a player like Topex Robinson. “That’s basically how I was as a basketball player. My PBA career, I knew I was not gifted and I knew I had to survive. Pretty much, I was looking for players I could see myself in,” he said. JOIN THE CLUB Fortunately, there were many places to find treasure. And even better, sometimes, treasure comes to find you. Another phone call came – and getting shipped to the Pirates were two talents who would prove to be the perfect pieces for what they wanted to do. “Bago kami sa LPU, galing kaming Adamson. Nung nagbago na yung coach, tumawag na kami kay coach Topex kung pwede niya kaming matulungan,” Jaycee Marcelino narrated. He was referring to the regime change for the Soaring Falcons in 2016 which saw Franz Pumaren take over for Mike Fermin. And for them, it was only their kababayan in Robinson whom they trusted to continue harnessing their potential. “Magkakilala po kami ni coach kasi magkababayan kami. Humingi kami ng tulong para makapaglaro pa rin kami sa pangarap naming liga,” Jayvee, the twin, shared. Robinson and the Marcelinos all hail from Olongapo in Zambalaes. And so, the twins became Pirates – without a doubt, one of the biggest steals in college basketball in recent history. X MARKS THE SPOT And now, Topex Robinson has a crew full of Topex Robinsons. From Perez to the Marcelinos, from glue guy MJ Ayaay to National University outcasts Kim Cinco and Ralph Tansingco, and from forgotten foreign student-athlete Mike Nzeusseu to underrated Reymar Caduyac, all of LPU has something to prove. Whether or not that would be enough to win a championship is not yet certain. What is certain now is that Robinson has a Pirate crew completed in his vision – both on and off the court. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Govt ready to assist Hanjin white knight

The government does not have a definite plan to take over bankrupt Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Co. Philippines (HHIC-Phil) but is ready to assist any potential investor, a Cabinet…READ The post Govt ready to assist Hanjin white knight appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News8 hr. 41 min. ago

Thank You Tatang

 You have to have a dream, whether big or small. Then plan, focus, work hard and be very determined to achieve your goals.” For everything, #ThankYouTatang Advertisements Advertisements Advertisements…READ The post Thank You Tatang appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News8 hr. 41 min. ago

PBA: Papakasal kami eh, so kailangang kumita -- Revilla on playing inspired

LA Revilla is extra motivated this season. The Phoenix Pulse guard played an inspired game to help the Fuel Masters remain perfect, three games into the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup. With fiancée Petron star Denden Lazaro watching the game at the Big Dome, Revilla pumped in 12 points and dished out seven assists in Phoenix’s 108-98 victory over Columbian Dyip Wednesday night. Asked about his inspiration for playing well, Revilla had a simple answer. “Dagdag inspiration? Oo kasi gagastos ako after one year papakasal kami eh. So kailangang kumita,” Revilla told reporters in jest, just an earshot away from Lazaro. Revilla, a former De La Salle University star, recently proposed to the Ateneo de Manila University product. The couple plan to tie the knot next year. Revilla shot 4-of-8 from the field and added four rebounds and a steal. “Okay naman (ang laro ko), buti mataas ‘yung field goal,” he said. With Revilla playing consistent, the Fuel Masters are moving on the right direction.    “Sana magtuluy-tuloy, syempre hindi naman namin mapa-promise or magiging 11-0, hindi naman yun ‘yung goal. As much as possible, one game at a time lang,” said Revilla. “Last conference, second nga kami, natalo naman kami sa twice-to-beat. So it doesn’t really matter yung standing, I think the growth of the team ‘yung importante.” Phoenix will stake its unbeaten slate once again against Blackwater at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo on February 1.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News12 hr. 41 min. ago

LA Revilla s proposal to Denden Lazaro was simple, sweet, and perfect

LA Revilla didn’t need to prepare a flashy setup or anything extravagant. He just waited for the right moment to pop the question. It was simple. It was sweet. It was perfect. “It was very casual lang. It’s just the two of us. No one else around,” said Revilla’s fiancée Denden Lazaro in a conversation with ABS-CBN Sports, Wednesday night at the Big Dome during Phoenix’s 108-98 win over Columbian Dyip in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup.     “I think hinanap lang talaga niya ‘yung perfect time to ask,” added Lazaro, who watched Revilla drop 12 points and dish out seven assists in the Fuel Masters’ third straight win in as many games. “Like without any pressure and when the time was right, that’s when he asked.” The Petron libero and national team mainstay talked about her engagement for the first time since posting a picture of them in her Instagram last Sunday.   “Bagong taon, bagong buhay. Bagong team and I got engaged,” said Lazaro, who added that Revilla proposed earlier this month. The former Ateneo de Manila University star, who helped the Lady Eagles win back-to-back UAAP titles in 2013 and 2014, and Revilla have been together for five years. Revilla popped the question at Lazaro’s condominium. “We came from a date lang tapos hinatid niya lang ako sa bahay,” Lazaro said. “Nag-hangout lang kami. Usap lang, casual na usapan tapos may nilabas siya sa pocket niya tapos lumuhod siya,” continued Lazaro, who added that Revilla has already asked her parents for her hand in marriage as early as last year. Then she said, ‘yes’. The couple plan to tie the knot next year.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News12 hr. 41 min. ago

Mays Plan B looks like Plan A | The Manila Times Online

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her Brexit Plan B on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) and it looks a lot like Plan A. May launched a mission toREAD The post Mays Plan B looks like Plan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

Bettor from Cebu City wins P239-million lotto jackpot

MANILA, Philippines – A lone bettor from Cebu City won the P239 million jackpot of the Grand Lotto 6/55 on Monday night, January 21. The winning combination was 17-07-38-08-05-10. The jackpot for the Monday draw was P239,204,944. According to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), the bettor bought the winning ticket from ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

One Championship Press Conference at the City of Dreams Grand Ballroom The firs…

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

May presents Plan B to UK parliament | The Manila Times Online

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May unveils her Brexit Plan B to parliament on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) after MPs shredded her European Union (EU) divorce deal, deepening the politicalREAD Th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

Year of Global Awards for the Bentley Continental GT

Bentley has enjoyed a year of international recognition for the new Continental GT – the world’s pinnacle Grand Tourer – picking up an impressive number of accolades. Designed, engineered and…READ The post Year of Global Awards for the Bentley Continental GT appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 21st, 2019

Sniffles no effect on Pacquiao

WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao had a running nose when he fought Adrien Broner at the MGM Grand Garden Arena here Saturday night (yesterday morning, Manila) but it was the challenger who did most of the running in losing a unanimous 12-round decision......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019