Kim Domingo: "Si Archie e sobrang babaero."

Kim Domingo: "Si Archie e sobrang babaero.".....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepApr 16th, 2017

Kim Domingo: "Si Archie e sobrang babaero."

Kim Domingo: "Si Archie e sobrang babaero.".....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsApr 16th, 2017

Kim Domingo accidentally calls Archie Alemania "sobrang babaero"

Kim Domingo accidentally calls Archie Alemania "sobrang babaero".....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsApr 16th, 2017

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Pons cherishes first opening day win

Bernadeth Pons bore witness to Far Eastern University’s season-opening woes. Now on her last playing year with the Lady Tamaraws, the graduating open hitter made sure that the drought would end Sunday.     Pons provided an all-around effort to will the Morayta-based squad to a thrilling 19-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-20, 15-9, victory over Ateneo de Manila University in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the MOA Arena.       The star spiker delivered down the stretch, scoring 14 points with 12 off attacks while playing a vital role on FEU’s floor defense with 16 excellent receptions and 13 digs.  The victory snapped the five-year, opening day win drought of the Lady Tams. FEU’s last first game win was against University of the East back in Season 74. “Sobrang happy. Napag-usapan din namin noong last set na in my past four years sa UAAP never pa kaming nanalo ng first game sa UAAP, ito pa lang ang first time sa pang fifth year ko na,” said Pons. But the chance of clinching a debut match win looked bleak when FEU went behind, 1-2, in the match. Working with Toni Rose Basas and Celine Domingo, Pons led the Lady Tams' blazing run in the fourth set to force a deciding frame. FEU went into trouble early in the fifth frame, 1-6, before shocking the stunned Lady Eagles with a blistering rally. Pons pounded the down the line kills that pushed the Lady Tams at match point, 14-9.           “So napag-usapan namin na hopefully mangyari siya (opening day win) ngayon, ayun nangyari naman,” she said. “A win is a win pa rin although madami pa rin kaming sobrang daming mga errors and lapses pero good thing naman is naka-recover kami,” Pons added. “Medyo slow start, I don’t know, good thing lang naka-recover.” As an added bonus, the win ended FEU's losing slump to Ateneo since the second round of Season 75.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2018

Barroca turns emotional as Hotshots make it back to Finals

It's been a while since Magnolia made it to the PBA Finals. After a Grand Slam season in 2014, the Purefoods franchise has never made it back to the championship round until now when the Hotshots advanced to challenge San Miguel Beer for the All-Filipino title. That long wait has made one of the team's cornerstones emotional. "Naiyak nga ako kanina e. Pagka-buzzer, hawak ko yung bola. Sobrang pasalamat ako nakabalik kami sa Finals," Mark Barroca said after Magnolia beat NLEX in Game 6 of their semifinals series Tuesday at th Big Dome. "Almost five years na rin kaming hindi nakapasok. So masaya kami ngayon nakapasok kami. Sana, hindi lang itong Finals lang, di pa naman tapos ang misyon. Meron pa kaming lalaruin, yung San Miguel," he added. Aside from the fact that it's bee na couple of seasons since their last Finals stint, the Hotshots have made it to four straight semis including this conference. And after three straight semis defeats, Magnoliais ready to bury all of its disappointment by capturing the Philippine Cup and stopping the San Miguel dynasty. "Nandoon nga ang gutom kasi yung frustration nga na talo kami nung semis. Di kami umaabot ng Finals. Parang pag natatalo kami, nadi-dismaya kami," Barroca said. "Ngayon nasa Finals na kami. Di lang naman yung goal dito e. Pang apat na semis namin nakapasok narin, so over the hump nga. Ngayon, nasa Finals kami, yung target namin bahala na, bigay namin best namin ng Finals," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News8 hr. 21 min. ago

13 Artists Awards includes photographer and dancer

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) announced this year’s winners of the prestigious Thirteen Artists Awards. They are: dancer Eisa Jocson, performance artist Bea Camacho, filmmaker Shireen Seno, photographer Carlo Gabuco, and intermedia artists Zeus Bascon, Cian Dayrit, Janos dela Cruz, Dina Gadia, Guerrero Habulan, Russel H. Trinidad aka Doktor Karayom, Raffy Napay, Archie […] The post 13 Artists Awards includes photographer and dancer appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News14 hr. 47 min. ago

Perez makes sure Jawbreakers stop three-game slide

Zark’s Burger-Lyceum of the Philippines University finally put an end to its three-game slump, holding off Go for Gold 108-94 in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on Monday at the JCSGO Gym in Quezon City. CJ Perez poured 23 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals to spearhead the Jawbreakers while Cameroonian Mike Nzeusseu tallied a double-double in the tune of his 21 markers, 11 boards, and three dimes. MJ Ayaay contributed 16 points, six rebounds, and six assists while Jaycee Marcelino added 15 markers, six of which coming in the fourth quarter where Zark’s-LPU put down Go for Gold for good. The Jawbreakers lost hold of a 27-point lead, 81-54, with 3:04 remaining in the third quarter before Matt Salem waxed hot for the Scratchers, helping his side cut the lead down to eight, 83-91, at the 5:35 mark of the fourth. But that was when twins Jaycee and Jayvee Marcelino went to work, scoring six straight points to give Zark’s-LPU a 14-point lead, 97-83, before Ayaay put on the finishing touches late. “Nawala yung joy sa laro namin,” said coach Topex Robinson as the Jawbreakers remain alive for playoff contention at 5-4. “Joy means that you'll make mistakes and learn from those mistakes. I just let them play today.” “Again, we're happy that we got back in our winning ways. We just have to play our game, nothing is gonna change. What’s important is we learn from our mistakes and try to get better all the time.” Salem uncorked 24 points powered by six triples while also grabbing six rebounds and Yankie Haruna just missed out on a double-double with his 22 markers and nine rebounds. Go for Gold bowed for the third straight time and dropped to a 4-6 card. BOX SCORES ZARK’S BURGER-LPU 108 — Perez 23, Nzeusseu 21, Ayaay 16, Jc. Marcelino 15, Pretta 9, Jv. Marcelino 8, Caduyac 6, Baltazar 3, Tansingco 3, Marata 2, Yong 2, Ibañez 0, Santos 0, Serrano 0. GO FOR GOLD 94 — Salem 24, Haruna 22, Leutcheu 12, Desiderio 8, Alejandro 7, Gaco 5, Naboa 5, Gutang 4, Dixon 3, Domingo 2, Ocampo 2, Pasturan 0. QUARTER SCORES: 36-23, 63-44, 83-66, 108-94......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

KAI-vals Series: Arellano s all grown up Aaron Fermin

It has become some sort of a cliché now that Kai Sotto is not yet done growing. Indeed, Ateneo de Manila High School’s 7-foot-1, 15-year-old still has three more years to tower over the competition in high school. That doesn’t mean, however, that the rest of the competition will just take that lying down. Here, we take a look at the players who are more than capable of challenging Sotto’s dominance – now and even onto the future. --- Coach Marvin Bienvenida bypassed Kai Sotto as the top overall pick in the first-ever NBTC All-Star Game Draft. Instead, the NCAA Juniors champion coach went with his prized ward in La Salle Greenhills in Joel Cagulangan. After all, in his eyes, Cagulangan’s heart is as big as Sotto’s physique. More than that, Bienvenida also already had it all plotted out how to match up with Sotto. The first step of his plan was to use his second selection on Aaron Fermin – all 6-foot-5 and 99 kg of him. Fermin was the pillar of Arellano High School and would have been the NCAA Juniors MVP if only his team had made the Final Four. Now, the NCAA’s arguable best big man will finally be matched up against the UAAP’s undisputed best big man. And when the NBTC All-Star Game rolls along, Sotto should expect not only a physically stronger Fermin, but a mentally stronger one as well. That comes from all he has learned from the Braves’ missed playoff bid. “Ang naging kulang ko po siguro (last season), kung lamang na ang kalaban, ako na ang unang pinanghihinaan ng loob,” he said. From that, Fermin and the rest of his teammates are already hard at work, gearing up for their mighty rebound next season. “Sabi nga po ni coach [Tylon Darjuan], ‘Dalawang taon na tayong malakas, bakit ganito nangyayari sa atin. Kailangan pa ba kayong pahirapan sa ensayo para palabasin character niyo,’” he shared. He then continued, “Ngayon, pinu-push niya kami na mag-ensayo nang mag-ensayo. Training namin, ‘di na tulad nang dati, sobrang pinapahirapan talaga kami ngayon.” And Fermin, long a player who has taken a backseat to the likes of Carlo Abadeza, Guilmer Dela Torre, and Marlon Espiritu, is all ready and raring to lead the way. “Handang-handa na po ako (maging leader). Sinabihan na talaga kami ni coach na kami na ang beterano, kami na ang aasahan,” he said. --- Fermin and Sotto will go head-to-head first in the SLAM Rising Stars on March 18 and then on the NBTC All-Star Game on March 23. The future of Philippine basketball will be LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on S+A, S+A HD, and livestream. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

[Gameplan] Claire Adorna: SEA Games gold medalist

Two months before the South East Asian (SEA) Games in 2015, elite triathlete Claire Adorna was told to stop running due to an ankle injury. “Nakuha ko 'yung injury ko dati pa raw (I've been injured for a long time already) according to my doctor. Sobrang frustrating kasi siyempre (Of course, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ reboot casts Ross Lynch

  Former Disney Channel ("Austin and Ally") star Lynch will play Harvey Kinkle, the titular character's boyfriend. He was last seen as serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in the Marc Meyers biopic "My Friend Dahmer". Harvey is "the son of a coal miner, a dreamboat and a dreamer, completely unaware of the dark forces conspiring to keep him and Sabrina apart," TheWrap quoted sources as saying. Critically acclaimed "Mad Men" and "Feud" star Kiernan Shipka will play Sabrina Spellman. Based on the Archie Comics graphic novel "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina", the series was developed as a companion series to fellow Archie Comics adaptation "Riverdale". "Riverdale" is set i...Keep on reading: ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ reboot casts Ross Lynch.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Kai, Blue Eaglets, looking at deep run in NBTC

Fresh from capturing the UAAP title, Kai Sotto and the Ateneo Blue Eaglets have another championship in sight. Following an incredible run to the top of UAAP, the Eaglets are now looking at conquering the NBTC, which will tip off its 11th season over the weekend. Ateneo is the no. 1 overall seed for this year's tournament and the Eaglets are dead set on going all the way. "Sobrang halaga to para sakin, para din sa team ko kasi dinadala namin yung Ateneo [name]," Kai, the UAAP Season 80 Juniors Finals MVP, said Thursday. "Syempre, sabi ko kay coach Joe [Silva], ipakita natin sa lahat ng tao kung bakit tayo champion. Paghihirapan talaga namin tong NBTC na to," he added. By winning the UAAP title, Kai says that Ateneo is primed for a deep run in the NBTC. "Tingin ko nung start pa lang ng UAAP, kasama na tong NBTC sa pinaghahandaan namin," he said. "Kasi yung goal namin na mag-champion, pag nag-champion kami, mapupunta rin kami sa mga ligang ganito. Kaya preparation namin, matagal na rin," Kai added. However, while Kai and the Blue Eaglets are ready to go, there's still one catch. "Ako tsaka mga teammates ko, nagfocus lang kami sa exams namin. Sana pumasa kami lahat para makalaro kami dito, walang problemahin," Sotto said. Catch the livestream of the 2018 NBTC All-Stars Division 2 at 9 am, the All-Star Division 1 at 12 noon, the Division 2  Finals at  2 pm and the Divsion 1 Finals at 4 pm on March 23, Friday. The games will air on a delayed basis on March 27, Tuesday and March 28, Wednesday at 2 pm and 4 pm on S+A and S+A HD. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Alab Pilipinas arrests two-game slide in blowout win

San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas halted a two-game slide with an emphatic 126-100 drubbing of Saigon Heat in the 2017-18 Asean Basketball League Wednesday night in front a rocking crowd inside the USEP Gym in Davao City. The home team poured a whopping 72 points in a scoring clinic in the second and third quarters to turn a close game at the end of the first 10 minutes of action into a merciless blowout. Alab Pilipinas tied Mono Vampire at 12-6 win-loss record with Puerto Rican reinforcement Renaldo Balkman and American import Justin Brownlee doing most of the damage early before taking an early rest. Balkman finished with 30 points and grabbed seven rebounds while Brownlee posted double-double with 24 markers and 13 boards with four assists for Alab Pilipinas. Pamboy Raymundo and Bobby Ray Parks chipped in with 13 points each for the home team. Alab Pilipinas closed the opening period with a slim 29-25 lead before peppering the Vietnamese squad with a scoring barrage to build a huge cushion that even ballooned to 126-94 with 1:39 left in the ballgame off a basket by JR Alabanza. Saigon Heat dropped to 9-9 slate and saw its two-game winning run snapped. Maxie Esho scored 24 points while Michael Williams got 19 points, six rebounds and five assists for Saigon Heat.    Box score: Alab Pilipinas (126) – Balkman 30, Brownlee 24, Parks 13, Raymundo 13, Javelona 11, Sumalinog 7, Domingo 6, Hontiveros 6, Urbiztondo 5, Alabanza 5, Celiz 4, Maierhofer 2. Saigon Heat (100) – Esho 24, Williams 19, Scott 15, Morgan 13, T. Nguyen 11, Arnold 7, H. Nguyen 5, Le 3, H. Nguyen 3, To 0. Quarter Scores: 29-25; 68-50; 101-73; 126-100.     ---     Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles           .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: NU inches closer to a semis berth

National University frustrated a skidding University Sto. Tomas with its vaunted net defense to score an easy 25-21, 25-16, 25-22 win Wednesday to secure at least a playoff for a Final Four berth in the 80th UAAP men’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan. Kim Malabunga anchored the Bulldogs’ solid game at the net, scoring six kill blocks as NU captured its seventh straight win for share of the lead at 8-1 win-loss record tied with archrival three-time defending champion Ateneo de Manila University. Bryan Bagunas powered the Bulldogs with 19 points off 15 attacks and four kill blocks. Malabunga had 14 markers while skipper Francis Saura added 10 points for NU, which had 14 kill blocks. “Masaya ako sa naging performance ng team ko ngayon and maganda ang naging blocking namin. Ang dami naming nakuhang puntos sa block. Sobrang importante rin na maganda yung service receive namin,” said NU Bulldogs coach Dante Alinsunurin.   The Bulldogs only needed 76 minutes to dispose the Tigers, who dropped their fifth straight defeat and pushed on the brink of missing the Final Four cut. UST slid to 3-6 slate tied with Adamson University. Joshua Umandal got 15 points while Tyrone Carodan and Jayvee Sumagaysay combined for 15 markers for the Espana-based squad.   ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Arwind after Game 3 loss to Ginebra: Yung lima nagiging walo

Arwind Santos was one of San Miguel's heroes in Game 2 against Ginebra. In Game 3? Not so much. With the Beermen finally losing a game in the PBA playoffs, the ever quotable former league MVP had a pretty interesting take on what went wrong for his team Tuesday at the MOA Arena. "May mga shadow eh. Parang may mga shadow yung mga players kanina eh. Parang yung lima nagiging walo," Arwind said, obviously referring to the officiating. "Parang ganun eh, kaya nahihirapan kami bantayan kasi lima yung kalaban pero nagiging walo. Ewan ko kung sobrang bilis kaya may shadow?" he added, wondering on the mysteries of life. One quick look at the stats will reveal that San Miguel actually shot more free throws than Ginebra, 25 to 16. The foul story was close too, with the Gin Kings called for 18 and the Beermen whistled for 16. But still, Santos maintains his stance about the game. "Ako masasabi ko sa game na to, nakakatawa. Muntik pa sila. Yun lang," Arwind said. Game 4 is set Thursday still at the MOA Arena.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

UAAP Softball Finals: Antolihao wants to settle unfinished business

UST star pitcher Ann Antolihao said that she will do her best to follow the same game plan for Game 2 of the UAAP Season 80 Softball finals as the Tigresses are on the cusp of ending Adamson's seven-year reign over the tournament. Antolihao, who was named as the best pitcher in the Asian Softball Championship last November, delivered again for her team, throwing seven strikeouts for the Tigresses, holding their opponents scoreless in the final four innings and just five hits in the entire seven-inning contest. "Kung gaano po sila ka-relaxed, kung gaano kami ka-relaxed kanina, sana ganoon pa rin kami sa Friday para pareho lang yung performance namin. Sana rin ma-immprove pa ang paluan kasi di pa talaga nagka-connect kami," Antolihao said after the game. Even though she committed blunders for the two-time runner ups, allowing two home runs, the 20-year old did not allow the powerhouse to pounce on the game-swinging momentum. "Hindi porket nag-home run sila ay di ako babangon. Hindi naman nagba-base doon ang pagiging magaling na pitcher pag na-home run ka eh. Hindi naman ibig sabihin mahina ka eh. Ipakita mo sa kanila na kahit naka-home run sila, na makakabangon ka ulit at kaya ibawi ang game." As Adamson and UST face each other for the third straight time in the championship series, Antolihao hopes she could break her misfortunes, for she was not on the lucky end in the past two seasons. The graduating pitcher had an eye injury in their three-game thriller in Season 78, while her dominant defensive season was cut short when she tore her ACL in Season 79. The Cebuana added that she was restless before facing Adamson, however it was not because she was afraid of her opponents, instead she was spooked for her own wellness on the mound. "Nandoon na naman ang takot na kung baka ano ang mangyari this season. Kasi pagdating sa gitna [sa mound], sarili mo lang ang magiging kalaban mo, hindi na yung Adamson. Sarili mo na lang iisipin mo." Even Blu Girls and Adamson head coach Ana Santiago was in awe of the Tigress, praising Antolihao for her prolific performance. "Pero talagang kudos to Antolihao. Talagang gustong gusto niyang maipanalo yung laro na ito para sa kanila. Sobrang controlled ng pitches niya." On the event her team wins their first title since 2010 on Friday or Game 3 next Tuesday, Antolihao will try to enjoy every second of it, for it will be a championship three seasons in the making. "Sobrang special po kasi last year ko na po eh. As in sobrang special, willing ko na ibuhos lahat kasi nga eto nga yung last year ko. Gusto ko na sa last year ko makuha naman sana namin ang championship." -- Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

“Tangod ko, Linig ko” drive makes evacuation centers in Sto. Domingo clean

“Tangod ko, Linig ko” drive makes evacuation centers in Sto. Domingo clean.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: That was crazy -- Gaston on playing libero

Ponggay Gaston is always ready to heed the call to step up for Ateneo de Manila University. Yes, even if it meant wearing the libero uniform. Lady Eagles coach Tai Bundit, needing stability on their floor defense, converted the utility as defense specialist and it worked wonders for Ateneo as they snapped Far Eastern University’s four-game winning streak with a 25-19, 25-21, 25-17, victory to open the second round of the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.      “Sobrang malaking factor kasi ginawang libero si Ponggay kasi matigas 'yung arms, I guess, tsaka mas nakaka-receive siya,” said team captain Maddie Madayag. “Maganda 'yung receives today. Konti lang ang errors namin and everything.” Ponggay, who skipped the Lady Eagles four-set loss to archrival two-time defending champion De La Salle University last Saturday because of a sprained left ankle, was informed of her new role just a day before their rematch against their first round tormentor. “Yesterday lang, as in yesterday lang sinabi ni coach Tai, nag-training kami ng libero,” said Gaston, who had seven excellent reception as she shared the libero duty with Ria Lo. It was a new challenge for the bubbly Lady Eagle especially with Ateneo going up against the same team that rained 20 aces in their first meeting.  But Gaston embraced the role to help her team win their fifth win in eight games tied with their victim. “Well kasi I have a sprain, so iniisip ko na lang na 'yun na lang ang trabaho ko, mag-receive. At saka dumepensa kung kaya,” she said. “Pero 'yun na lang ang iniisip ko kasi I don't have to jump. Talagang 'yung focus ko lang is to do my job, and to make my teammates happy.” Her transition according to Gaston was not that difficult as she’s used to play different roles depending on the need of the team. She played middle when she was still playing for University of Sto. Tomas high school. In Ateneo, she played open spiker, utility and middle. “Um, yeah that was crazy. Siguro kasi when I got to Ateneo na, sobrang nagbago na ‘yung position ko. I'm just used to changing all the time in training,” she said. “Parang tanggap lang ng tanggap ng kahit anong binibigay ni Coach Tai, kasi siya naman ang may alam kung anong maganda sa team.” “So instead of complaining or iniisip ko na, ‘shucks nahihirapan ako’. Iniisip ko na lang na siguro kaya ko kaya siguro binibigay ni Coach Tai ng palit-palit ng position -- open, uti, middle,” said Gaston. “Kasi hindi naman ako first six, so my job is to help the first six, and if it means be ready for any position, pumasok ka, gawin mo 'yung trabaho mo. Yun ang iniisip ko.”     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Provincial board wants MIWD to explain water rate hike

THE Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Iloilo invited the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) to appear in their regular session next week to shed light on its proposed water rate increase. During the regular session March 6, 2018, 4th district Board Member Domingo, chairperson of the Committee on Transportation, Communication and Public Utilities, directed the Secretariat to […] The post Provincial board wants MIWD to explain water rate hike appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Negros Oriental declares measles outbreak

MANILA, Philippines – The local government of Negros Oriental declared a measles outbreak in the province on Tuesday, March 6. This was confirmed to reporters by Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Enrique Domingo in a chance interview.  "Nag-declare na ng outbreak ang provincial health office ng Negros Oriental. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Nakikita ko ang team ko na pataas -- Santiago on NU s second round campaign

National University ace Jaja Santiago believes that the Lady Bulldogs won’t fall on the same second round woes they had in the past seasons. The Lady Bulldogs finished the first round on top of the heap after defeating University of the Philippines, 25-23, 25-23, 25-17, Sunday in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. With a 6-1 win-loss record, NU is just a win away from tying the number of wins the Lady Bulldogs collected last season. In the past two years, NU fell short of making it to the Final Four all because of struggles in the second half of eliminations.    The graduating Santiago, who saw the Lady Bulldogs’ second round woes, admitted that there is pressure for the team heading into the second round but she’s confident that this time NU will be ready. “Pressure? Siguro meron, pero sa akin kasi, sa nakikita ko sa team namin ngayon, mas malaki 'yung in-improve namin kaysa noong dati,” said Santiago, who scored 17 points with 16 coming off attacks. “'Yung new system ni coach (Babes Castillo) na in-implement sa amin, sobrang nakikita ko na talagang andoon na, nage-engage na talaga 'yung lahat,” she added. “Towards the second round, hindi ko nakikita 'yung team ko na pababa. Mas nakikita ko 'yung team ko na paakyat.” The Lady Bulldogs were impressive in the first round especially down the stretch when NU outlasted two-time defending champion De La Salle University and Ateneo de Manila University both in five sets. But Santiago is bracing for a harder challenge in the second round.   “Actually yung Round 2, back to zero naman talaga 'yan, marami pang magbabago,” she said. “So siyempre expect pa rin, kailangan i-expect pa rin ng team namin na babawi at mas lalakas pa 'yung mga makakalaban namin, at magbabago sila ng strategy.” NU’s end of the round win erased the bitter defeat the Lady Bulldogs suffered at the hands of Far Eastern University on Wednesday. “Actually ang sinabi ko lang naman sa teammates ko eh, 'yung pagkatalo natin, hindi 'yun ang magsasabi sa atin kung ano tayo,” said Santiago. “'Yung pagkatalo nating 'yun, 'yun ang nagsasabi kung paano tayo babawi sa pagkatalo na 'yun. 'Yun ang sinabi ko sa kanila.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018

Wendell Comboy stole Alvin Pasaol s thunder

All eyes were on Alvin Pasaol as he willed University of the East into the Finals of the inaugural UAAP 3x3 Men's Tournament. And why wouldn't they as the King Warrior literally single-handedly shot his team there, outscoring National University in the semifinals by his lonesome, 17-16. In the Finals, however, try as he might, Pasaol just couldn't will UE through Far Eastern University. That's because for every shot he made, Wendell Comboy was right there to answer. The Tamaraws raced to a 12-6 start in the championship game before the burly forward who famously scored 49 points in one UAAP game last season pulled the Red Warriors to within four. Comboy's stepback jumper from deep was the quick counter for FEU, however, and it put out the fire before it could even get hot. Pasaol then again inched his team to 13-16 only to see the incoming fourth-year guard drop back-to-back long-range missiles for the response. Not long after, the Tamaraws became the first champions of the UAAP 3x3 Men's division - and with 2:06 still to spare at that. For the sharpshooter who made it happen, the championship was extra special because he didn't even think he was going to be playing. "Sobrang nag-enjoy po ako. Actually, 'di ko nga in-expect na ako ang pipiliin ni coach kaya talagang thankful pa rin ako para makalaro," he shared. Now, not only did he play, but also led his team into making history. "Sobrang nakaka-overwhelm. Siyempre, (season) host ang FEU kaya sabi ni (athletic director) Mark [Molina] na dapat kami ang champion," he said. He then continued, "Nagkakonting pressure, pero sobrang nag-enjoy rin naman kami." Really, Comboy's outburst in the Finals shouldn't have come as a surprise as he was already doing things like this to De La Salle University, one of the favorites entering the tournament, in the semis: Wendell Comboy making em dance out here! #UAAPSeason803x3 — Normie Riego (@riegogogo) March 4, 2018 And this: Comboy bringing the pain to DLSU! #UAAPSeason803x3 — Normie Riego (@riegogogo) March 4, 2018 Also, things like this: Wendell. Comboy. Cmon! Wow! #UAAPSeason803x3 — Normie Riego (@riegogogo) March 4, 2018 However, the Tamaraw guard said this is only part of the buildup in their preparations to better their fourth-place finish in the UAAP Men's Basketball Tournament a season ago. "Ang mindset kasi namin, sobrang 'di pwedeng maulit yung ganun. As early as now, nagpe-prepare na talaga kami," he said. He then continued, "Kahit anong event man yan as long as basketball, talagang binibigay namin ang best namin." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018