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LOOK: Jackie Forster’s heartwarming message to Kobe Paras on his 21st birthday

It may already be 21 years since Jackie Forster gave birth to son Kobe Paras, but for her, it feels like it only happened yesterday. The actress took a trip down memory lane in celebration of his 21st birthday, as seen in her Instagram post on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Her video showed Paras as a wide-eyed baby, along with several photos of them together, and a moment where Paras got a puppy as a gift. And like any mom, Forster imparted some words of wisdom for her son. She said that by the time he has a child of his own, and has that "burning butterfly sensation" of when he/she does something, he will realize that it is the same feeling she felt for him during that age. "That wi...Keep on reading: LOOK: Jackie Forster’s heartwarming message to Kobe Paras on his 21st birthday.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerSep 20th, 2018

Jackie Forster on Andre Paras’ absence from family photo shoot: ‘Andre loves me, that’s enough’

Jackie Forster's visit to the Philippines with her family has been chock full of reunions, from meeting old friends to guesting in talk shows with her children. READ: Jackie Forster, family travel to PH to meet Andre and Kobe Paras After reuniting this year with eldest sons Andre and Kobe Paras, it goes without saying that a major reason for her trip has been to spend time with them. Based on Forster's social media posts, the mom of five has been overjoyed to see her second son bonding with her three younger children Jared, Caleigh and Yohan. As seen in an Instagram post by The Concept Room Studio on Friday, July 27, Kobe joined Forster's second family for a heartwarming photo sessi...Keep on reading: Jackie Forster on Andre Paras’ absence from family photo shoot: ‘Andre loves me, that’s enough’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

WATCH: Jackie Forster shares video of sweet moment between Kobe and Andre Paras as kids

The video shows an adorable Kobe--perhaps in his toddler years--staring into a camera. The view switches to mom and son making faces at the camera. Andre appears into the frame and both Jackie and.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Jackie Forster dispels rumors she s using her sons; Andre Paras appeals for privacy

Jackie Forster put her foot down on speculations circulating on social media about her motives behind reuniting with her sons Andre and Kobe Paras. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

If her sons ask her to move back to PH, Jackie Forster says she would

Former actress Jackie Forster has long been based abroad and has only beencoming home to the Philippines from time to time. However, if her children Andre and Kobe Paras would want her to stay permanently in the Philippines, she would gladly do so. "Well, if asked to move back by my children, di' ba as a parent you would say if you could move heavens for your children you would do it and I would," she said in her August 2 guesting on Kapuso talk show "Mars" hosted by Camille Prats and Suzie Entrata-Abrera. If ever she had to stay in the Philippines, Jackie thinks this would not be a problem for her other children as she believes that everything can be sorted out. "Madali na y...Keep on reading: If her sons ask her to move back to PH, Jackie Forster says she would.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

Happines, Unexpected

After over a decade of separation, basketball sensation Kobe Paras reunited with his mom Jackie Forster last January and the mother-and-son tandem has since become visibly present in each other’s lives......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Jackie Forster, family travel to PH to meet Andre and Kobe Paras

Jackie Forster, family travel to PH to meet Andre and Kobe Paras.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Paras bros clarify reconciliation with mom Jackie, defends dad Benjie from bashers

Rising Basketball player Kobe Paras and his brother, Kapuso star Andre have patched things up with their mom, Jackie Forster. However, amid the mending of their relationships come a barrageThe post Paras bros clarify reconciliation with mom Jackie, defends dad Benjie from bashers appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Jackie Forster reunites with sons Andre, Kobe Paras

MANILA, Philippines – Nearly 5 years after a very public spat, former actress Jackie Forster and her sons with ex-basketball player and comedian Benjie Paras, Andre and Kobe, seem to have patched things up. Jackie posted a picture of herself with her two sons on Sunday evening, April ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

Boystown Cebu breaks FIBA 3x3 record

With 1,380 kids signed up in the FIBA 3x3 Play app, the first of the two-day 3x3 basketball fiesta of Chooks-to-Go and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Saturday at the Sisters of Mary School Boystown in Minglanilla, Cebu was already a historic one. The feat erased the previous-FIBA record of 1,114 under-18 players. "We at Chooks-to-Go are really elated with the turnout. But this victory is not ours alone. It's the country's achievement," beamed Chooks-to-Go President Ronald Mascariñas, "I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the SBP and the sisters from SMS for making all of this possible." Aside from shattering world records, the event gave the Philippines much-needed federation points in FIBA 3x3 to hopefully qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics where the sport will officially be a medal event. SBP executive director Sonny Barrios, Gilas Pilipinas team manager Butch Antonio and Batang Gilas team manager Andrew Teh were in full force for the historic day. "We're glad that we're making history with these young kids," said Barrios, "It's very overwhelming and heartwarming that we got into this partnership with Chooks-to-Go and the Sisters of Mary nuns para magawa natin ito ng sama-sama." College basketball stars Kobe Paras and Thirdy Ravena who are Chooks' main ambassadors of the sport played a pick-up game with some of Boystown's best 3x3 warriors. The basketball operations in all of the 50 half courts in Boystown were headed by SBP's Mark Solano, Ryan Betia, Xander Gubat, Region XIII director Jerry Abuyabor, and Boystown athletic director Van Parmis. But Boystown Cebu, SBP, and Chooks are not done yet. On Sunday, in Girlstown in Talisay, Cebu, they target to completely topple the FIBA record of most 3x3 players regardless of age which was set at 1,898 participants......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Jackie Forster dispels rumors she’s using her sons; Andre Paras appeals for privacy

Jackie Forster dispels rumors she’s using her sons; Andre Paras appeals for privacy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

National 3x3 team will not be at the mercy of ball clubs says chief backer

The team Chooks-to-Go is trying to build will be on-call pretty much anytime as long as it's about representing the Philippines in international competitions. The chief Gilas backer announced Tuesday that it's working on creating a full-time national 3x3 team with the goal of qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. [Related: Plan to form dedicated 3x3 national team already in motion] And when Chooks says full-time national team, it means full-time national team. In light with the persisting issue of Gilas having trouble securing players to play in international tournaments, this dedicated 3x3 team will have no such problems as assured by Chooks' big boss himself. "The whole point of our investment sa sports, hindi lang dahil mahal namin ang basketball. Our primary agenda is to restore our spirit of nationalism na nawala na. If you talk to the UAAP, to the pro leagues, parang hindi na nahihiya yung mga tao ngayon to refuse to represent the country," Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. President Ronald Mascarinas said. "Yung bang local tournament ng collegiate o sa pro is more important than to serve the country? We keep on compromising. Yung compromise natin is hindi na nahihiya yung mga leaders natin to refuse to serve the country. We will be a nation of pasaway if magtuloy pa ito," he added. In a strong message, Mascarinas says he wants to change that culture. In essense he doesn't want the national team to be at the mercy of ball clubs which is why PBA players might not see action in the 3x3 national team, which has Kobe Paras for the time being. "I really take personal offense na ang lalakas ng loob nila na magpaalam ka. Narinig lang nila that we need to send representatives, sana mag-offer sila ng available na player. Pero hindi nangyayari yun. We want to change that culture," Mascarinas said. "We want to full-time engagement. Sa tingin ko if they are full-time PBA players, we will be at the mercy of the clubs again," he added. The national 3x3 team backed by Chooks-to-Go is set to embark on a grand plan of qualifying to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. To complete the pool of players, there will be a series of tournaments and tryouts all across the country. "This is a good opportunity for everybody. Yung tryouts na ito, even yung out-of-school youth in the barangay-level, puwede sila mag-try out. Itong programa na ito will bring out the best among our dreamers," Mascarinas said.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Jackie Forster on Andre Paras absence from family photo shoot: Andre loves me, that s enough

Jackie Forster's visit to the Philippines with her family has been chock full of reunions, from meeting old friends to guesting in talk shows with her children. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

LOOK: Jackie Forster and family visit Manila

MANILA, Philippines – It’s only been a couple of months since Jackie Forster last visited Manila to spend time with her two oldest sons Andre and Kobe, but now, the former actress is back in town, this time with her husband and her 3 younger kids: Jared, Caleigh, and Yohan. The family ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Andre Paras’ biggest frustration in life

Andre Paras is courteous and good-natured, even when talking about issues that make him uncomfortable and guarded---like his much-speculated relationship with his estranged mom, Jackie Forster. He says he sees why people are curious about that tabloid-fodder aspect of his life, but that doesn't mean they can make him talk lengthily about it. "Since I don't discuss it openly, I don't see why they expect me to explain something that doesn't concern them," he points out. "So, I just tell them that maybe in time, [things will work out]. But if that ever happens, why should I broadcast it to the whole world? But, I understand why it interests them. The public just loves speculating ...Keep on reading: Andre Paras’ biggest frustration in life.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Red Sox beat Astros 10-3, avoid elimination in ALDS Game 3

em>By Jimmy Golen, Associated Press /em> BOSTON (AP) — David Price pitched four scoreless innings of relief after another Boston starter faltered, and 20-year-old Rafael Devers connected for a key homer as the Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 10-3 on Sunday to stave off elimination in Game 3 of the AL Division Series. After losses in the first two games left the Red Sox hoping to avoid a sweep, Hanley Ramirez cheered up the Fenway Park crowd by waving a “Believe in Boston” flag during introductions. He then delivered four hits and three RBIs to help the Red Sox snap a five-game postseason losing streak. Mitch Moreland had three hits and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit his first postseason homer, a three-run shot in a six-run seventh that helped Boston pull away. Game 4 is Monday in Boston. Houston right-hander Charlie Morton is expected to start against reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello. After winning each of the first two games 8-2, the Astros took a first-inning lead for the third straight game. Up 3-0 with two on and one out in the second, Joe Kelly relieved Doug Fister and retired George Springer before Josh Reddick hit a long fly ball to right field that Mookie Betts caught at the top of the short wall to end the inning. Kelly pitched the third and then Price turned in his seventh straight scoreless appearance since going to the bullpen in September after missing most of the season with left elbow problems. Astros starter Brad Peacock escaped the second inning with a 3-1 lead despite loading the bases with nobody out, but he ran into bigger trouble in the third. After Peacock struck out Boston’s No. 3 and 4 hitters, Andrew Benintendi and Mookie Betts, Moreland doubled and scored on Ramirez’s line drive over left fielder Marwin Gonzalez’s outstretched glove. Francisco Liriano gave up Devers’ two-run homer to right that gave Boston a 4-3 lead — its first in 44 postseason innings dating to Game 1 of the 2016 ALDS. Devers, who turns 21 on Oct. 24, is the youngest Red Sox player to homer in the postseason and one of only six players in major league history to hit a postseason home run before their 21st birthday. Ramirez drove in two more runs in a six-run seventh inning highlighted by Bradley’s homer that bounced off Reddick’s glove and into the stands behind the Pesky Pole. Price allowed four hits and a walk. He exchanged words with Gonzalez after striking him out with a 95 mph fastball to end the seventh, and home plate umpire Ted Barrett walked toward the Red Sox dugout with catcher Sandy Leon to calm things down. Peacock allowed three runs and six hits in 2 2/3 innings. Liriano got just one out while allowing one run and two hits for the Astros, who have never swept a postseason series. strong>TRAINER’S ROOM /strong> Houston reliever Lance McCullers took a hard comebacker off his ankle in the fourth, but needed only one warmup pitch to test it and stay in the game. strong>UP NEXT /strong> em> strong>Astros: /strong> /em> Morton was 14-7 with a 3.62 ERA in the regular season. em> strong>Red Sox: /strong> /em> A year after leading the league with 22 wins and winning the Cy Young Award, Porcello had a 4.65 ERA and a league-leading 17 losses. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 9th, 2017

Baseball to commemorate Jackie Robinson s 100th birthday

NEW YORK, USA – Major League Baseball will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jackie Robinson, who became MLB's first black player in 1947, with a year of activities starting Thursday, January 31. League officials announced Monday a series of events to mark the milestone year, capped by December's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2019

Miley Cyrus’ birthday tribute to husband Liam Hemsworth reveals why they work—a political message, too?

Miley Cyrus’ birthday tribute to husband Liam Hemsworth reveals why they work—a political message, too?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Thirdy, Kobe amazed at Sisters of Mary Cebu sports culture

MANILA, Philippines – Thirdy Ravena and Kobe Paras flew to Cebu to share 3x3 basketball and were treated to a rare sight of nuns swishing baskets Sunday, January 13, at the Sisters of Mary School Girlstown in Talisay, Cebu. After two days of promoting Chooks-to-Go and Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas' bid ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

MVP Ladder: Giannis bolsters case with key win in Houston

By Sekou Smith, NBA.com Giannis Antetokounmpo doesn’t think he’s quite “there yet” when it comes to the Kia MVP chase. With all due respect, Mr. “Greek Freak,” the basketball world begs to differ. You are definitely there, sir, based on your performance through the midpoint of this NBA season. In fact, if there were hardware to hand out from Kia Race to the MVP Ladder HQ at this point, Antetokounmpo would be the recipient (edging out a crowded field that includes the reigning MVP, James Harden). By the grace of the scheduling gods, the two leading candidates just happened to hook up on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time), the official halfway point of 2018-19. And they put on a show worthy of MVP mention, with Antetokounmpo’s Milwaukee Bucks knocking off Harden’s Houson Rockets at Toyota Center. Harden continued his torrid scoring streak, collecting his league-leading 14th 40-point game of the season. In doing so, he tied Tracy McGrady for the second-longest 30-point streak since the ABA/NBA merger at 14. (Kobe Bryant has the record at 16 straight.) But Harden didn’t have his most efficient outing (shooting 13-for-30 overall with nine turnovers) as the Bucks took control late. All Antentokounmpo did was shred the Rockets for 27 points on 8-for-16 shooting to go along with a career-high 21 rebounds, five assists and yet another showcase performance for his MVP resume. (The Bucks pounded the Rockets to the tune of a 70-24 advantage in points in the paint and outscored them 19-2 in fast break points.) The Bucks have won seven of their past eight games heading into today’s game against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena. They’ve stormed the top of the Eastern Conference standings and own a 10-5 record over Western Conference opponents with Antetokounmpo as their undisputed leader and, yes, MVP. Not there yet, huh? Yeah, right. * * * The top five this week in the 2018-19 Kia Race to the MVP Ladder: * * * 1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks Last week: No. 2 Season stats: 26.6 points, 12.8 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.5 blocks, 1.3 steals Antetokounmpo seems to be the only person on the planet who isn’t moved by his consistent brilliance this season. If he doesn’t think he’s "there yet," then the rest of the league should brace themselves for whatever comes next. He’s been an unstoppable force on both ends of the floor, but particularly as an offensive catalyst on one of the most improved teams in the league. Doing it without the aid of a reliable long-distance shot is what has made watching Antetokounmpo crush the competition so intriguing. If there was any skepticism about the Bucks being both a legitimate threat in the East and a title contender, that should be vanishing as the second half of the season begins. As long as Antetokounmpo stays focused and healthy (he’s probable Saturday, PHL time, with right quadriceps soreness and a left hip bruise), the possibilities are endless. 2. James Harden, Houston Rockets Last week: No. 1 Season stats: 33.9 points, 8.6 assists, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals Harden has moved into hallowed ground with his current scoring barrage, as his 14 straight games of 30-plus points ties Hall of Famer (and fellow Rockets legend) Tracy McGrady for the second-longest streak since the ABA/NBA merger. Those debates about whether or not Harden is the best offensive player ever aren’t out of line, not when you consider the way he generates offense for himself and his teammates. Harden has a chance to obliterate the record with the Rockets’ friendly upcoming schedule (they play seven of their next 10 games at Toyota Center). The only glitch for Harden as he's hit this nuclear level is the one key flaw in his game is rising, too. He’s averaging 5.7 turnovers this season, which ties his career-high from 2016-17. He's up to 7.3 tpg in his last five games, which he, of course, would point out is world-class nit-picking of a guy playing as well as he is. 3. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors Last week: No. 3 Season stats: 28.9 points, 5.5 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 1.3 steals Curry shot a rather un-Splash Brother-ish 5-for-19 in Tuesday’s (Wednesday, PHL time) home win against the New York Knicks, which includes an ugly 3-for-12 showing from three-point range. That was a huge come down from his 42-point outburst (including 10 made three-pointers) Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in a road win against the Sacramento Kings. But as often happens with a rare rough shooting night for the two-time former MVP, Curry displayed a brilliant floor game against the Knicks. He finished with 14 assists (and just one turnover) while grabbing seven rebounds as Klay Thompson went off for 43 points and Kevin Durant dropped 24. Curry’s had just three hiccups since returning from his 11-game, groin-injury induced absence on Dec. 1 (Dec. 2, PHL time). Over his last 18 games, Curry has failed to score at least 20 points only once. What should worry the Chicago Bulls, who visit Oracle today, is what Curry has done in those other two games after he struggled (averaged 32.0 points). 4. Kawhi Leonard, Toronto Raptors Last week: No. 4 Season stats: 27.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.9 steals MVP voters must decide if the work Leonard did while he was playing outweighs how good the Raptors were all season whether he was in or out of the lineup. As convenient as it might be to try to diminish what Leonard has done by knocking him for the games he missed, you’d be wise to pay attention to just how good he's been when he plays. The Milwaukee Bucks can certainly attest to his impact after what Leonard did to them Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). He logged 30 points and a season-high five steals, playing his trademark lockdown defense, as the Raptors won the battle between the NBA’s top two teams (in the standings). Leonard has such tight control over his own game that he continues to play as efficiently as anyone on this list. He has notched eight games this season where he’s scored 30 or more points while shooting better than 50 percent, including his last two games (30 on 50 percent shooting in the win against the Bucks and 31 points on 61.1 percent shooting in their recent win against the Hawks). 5. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets Last week: No. 7 Season stats: 19.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.5 steals Jokic continues to deliver for the Nuggets in every category, doing his crafty best to help keep coach Michael Malone’s team at the top of the Western Conference. He notched his 21st career triple-double (18 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists and two blocks) in Thursday’s (Friday, PHL time) win over the LA Clippers. It was his second straight triple-double, coming two days after lighting up the Heat in Miami for 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. In doing so, he tied Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the second-most career triple-doubles by a center and can now chase Wilt Chamberlain’s big man record of 78. Jokic will probably dig into that deficit considerably the season if he keeps playing the way he has to kick off 2019 (27.2 points on .523 shooting, 12.6 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 1.4 steals in his last five games). Jokic and the rest of the Nuggets are focused on team goals first, of course. After missing out on the playoffs on the season's final night in 2017-18, they’re making sure to avoid any such drama this time. * * * The next five 6. Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder 7. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers 8. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers 9. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors 10. Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans And five more: DeMar DeRozan, San Antonio Spurs; Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics; Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers;Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers; Lou Williams, Los Angeles Clippers Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Cebu event attempts to break 3x3 world record

It's all systems go for Chooks-to-Go and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas as they are set to break the world record for most number of participants in a FIBA 3x3 basketball tournament in Sisters of Mary School Boystown and Girlstown in Cebu this weekend. Currently, the FIBA-record for kids is at 1,114 participants while the overall record saw 1,898 players. For this two-day event, with 1,100 players from Boystown and 1,500 participants from Girlstown, the Philippines is well on its way to making history. More than breaking the world record, the vision of the event is to add federation points under Philippines' belt in the 3x3 stage. More points in the federation mean more chances of earning a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where 3x3 basketball will officially be a medal event. As of press time, the Philippines is at 55th place with 545,311 in the Federation Rankings. It has to be at least in the top eight to bolster their chances of qualification in the 2020 Olympics. But the possibility of breaking a record and qualifying for the Olympics is just a by-product, with the grander goal focused on building the foundation for the country's Olympic dream in 3x3 basketball. "With this event, we are hoping for two things," said Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc. president Ronald Mascariñas during the press conference for the event held at Bai Hotel in Cebu City. "One is to teach the sport of 3x3 basketball to these kids. Though it is just like indoor basketball, iba ang rules at skill sets needed for 3x3. And we are hoping to see that the kids of Boystown and Girlstown will grow up and be part of our league Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3," he shared. "More importantly, we hope that we could instill the importance of pride for country to these kids. With Kobe and Thirdy, both of whom have represented the country well, the participants tomorrow and on Sunday will find their role models in them," he added. Serving as mentors for the event are former 3x3 youth team players Kobe Paras and Thirdy Ravena. "We in the SBP continue to promote the time-tested values given by sports like hard work, respect for authority, following rules and regulations," added SBP executive director Sonny Barrios. "Lahat yun, if you expand and embrace it, the country, we think, will have a good future. It's our way of contributing to nation-building. The youth is the hope of the fatherland and we share this value with Chooks-to-Go.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019