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Nominations sought for ‘18 Gintong Pamana Leadership Award

KAHULUI, Hawaii -- The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2018 Gintong Pamana Leadership Awards to recognize members of the Maui Filipino community with outstanding achievements, demonstrations of leadership, professional excellence, or service to the community. Awardees will be honored at the Gintong Pamana Leadership & Scholarship Awards banquet on Wednesday, June 13th, 5:30 p.m. at the Maui Beach Hotel. The nomination form is available online at www.mauifilipinochamber.com/ gintongpamana or by calling Jeana Gamboa at (808) 419-4090. Deadline for submission is April 10, 2018. Admission and dinner costs $65 per person. For inquiries, cont...Keep on reading: Nominations sought for ‘18 Gintong Pamana Leadership Award.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerApr 11th, 2018

‘Black Panther,’ ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ snag PGA nominations

LOS ANGELES --- The producers behind hits "Black Panther," ''Crazy Rich Asians," ''A Star Is Born" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" are among the 10 nominees for the top prize at the Producers Guild Awards. The Producers Guild of America announced its selections Friday for it 30th installment, which also included "BlacKkKlansman," ''The Favourite," ''Green Book, "A Quiet Place," ''Roma" and "Vice." Notably absent from the nominees were "First Man" and "If Beale Street Could Talk." The winner of the PGA award has often gone on to win the best picture prize at the Oscars as happened last year with "The Shape of Water." It diverged, however, in the two previous years. Animated nomine...Keep on reading: ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ snag PGA nominations.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2019

Taxpayer asks SC to stop 3rd telco award to Mislatel

A taxpayer has filed a petition to intervene in the Supreme Court case that sought a stop to the government’s award of the third telecommunications slot to the Mindanao Islamic Telephone Co., Inc. Taxpayer asks SC to stop 3rd telco award to Mislatel Source link: Taxpayer asks SC to stop 3rd telco award to Mislatel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

Fil-Am student-athlete wins Seattle Seahawks award

LOS ANGELES -- A Fil-Am high school student in Seattle, Washington, has been named the final recipient of the 2018 Seahawks Athlete of the Week award, which is given to student-athletes who display leadership, passion and dedication both on and off the field or court. Joshua Villarino, a junior football kicker at Ballard High School, was selected for the award based on his leadership through athletics, academics and community action, according to a Seahawks announcement. On Sunday, December 2, Villarino was recognized at the Seattle Seahawks home game against the San Francisco 49ers on the CenturyLink Field. The football team presented an in-school presentation to Villarino a c...Keep on reading: Fil-Am student-athlete wins Seattle Seahawks award.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2019

Road to the 2019 Oscars: January’s Golden Globes, Oscar nominations, predictions

The Golden Globe Awards ceremony takes place on Jan. 6, and the Academy unveils its Oscar nominations on Jan. 22. Alongside those, expect Oscar predictions to heat up and increase in accuracy following awards ceremonies from four key guilds representing film producers, actors, editors, and reviewers. Golden Globe Awards, 76th Jan. 6, 2019 Hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and a prestigious combined film and TV event. For Oscar watchers, the Globes' leading actor, actress and supporting actor awards for film dramas tend to line up with Academy Award winners. Biopics "Vice", "The Favourite", "Green Book" and pop star drama "A Star Is Born" lead film nominations; "...Keep on reading: Road to the 2019 Oscars: January’s Golden Globes, Oscar nominations, predictions.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

The best of the best

The country’s most sought-after stars gathered once again in support of Belo Medical Group CEO and founder Dr. Vicki Belo as she received the prestigious Black Diamond Award for the third year in a row......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

A Star Is Born leads US Screen Actors Guild award nominations

LOS ANGELES, USA – A Star Is Born led the pack in the movies category Wednesday, December 12 at the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, seen as a bellwether in the run-up to the Oscars. The music romance reboot earned Bradley Cooper a nod for best actor, Lady ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Viola Davis says ‘stop taming us’ at Hollywood event

LOS ANGELES (AP) --- Actress and producer Viola Davis gave a rousing speech about leadership and authenticity to a well-heeled crowd of Hollywood power players Wednesday morning at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment breakfast. Davis, who was being honored with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, said that she doesn't always come to mind when she thinks of the idea of leadership --- Martin Luther King, Jr. does --- but that she is trying through her production company to embrace women of color as they really are. "There is no limit to how we see narratives with people of color," Davis said to a rapt crowd that included Mandy Moore, Lupita Nyong'o, Awkwafina, Rita W...Keep on reading: Viola Davis says ‘stop taming us’ at Hollywood event.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Gov’t workers to get 2019 pay hike on time – Andaya

  The House leadership on Saturday sought to assure government workers that they would receive salary increases on time next year even if a delay loomed in the passage of the 2019 national budget.   "The fate of the 2019 national budget will have no impact on the scheduled round of pay hikes next year for government personnel," House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. said in a statement.   "It will go on as programmed even in the event of a slight delay in the signing into law of the 2019 budget," added Andaya, budget secretary during the Arroyo administration.   Marked date   "The rumor that the programmed increase of the salaries of ...Keep on reading: Gov’t workers to get 2019 pay hike on time – Andaya.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

Surigao native bags presidential award for overseas Filipinos

BERN, Swizerland (MindaNews/ 21 Nov.) – A native of Surigao City in Mindanao is among the 25 overseas Filipinos and organizations chosen this year for their outstanding work and contributions abroad. Maria Theresa Eviota, a resident of  Bern in the last 27 years, will receive an award in the Pamana ng Pilipino category which is […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

CSC starts search for outstanding gov’t workers

      The nominations to this year's search for oustanding government workers are now open, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced on Tuesday. The CSC said that the nominations to the 2019 Search for Outstanding Government Workers (SOGW) can now be submitted to the provincial and regional offices of the CSC. The SOGW is part of CSC's Honor Award Program where the government will award individuals or group of individuals who have excelled in public service and shown utmost dedication and commitment. All elective and appointive government workers, including barangay officials, may be nominated in any of the three categories, namely: the Presidential L...Keep on reading: CSC starts search for outstanding gov’t workers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Senators doubt okay of P3.7-T budget by Dec. 12

There may not be enough time for the Senate to approve the proposed P3.757-trillion national budget for next year if the House of Representatives would pass the budget bill by November 28. "That is too late," Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto IIII said in a text message when sought for comment on Monday. "I'm afraid we might not be able to finish on time. They have to do better than that and submit earlier," Sotto added. The House leadership has set Nov. 28 as its target to approve the bill and pass it onto the Senate. READ: P3.76-T nat'l budget will be approved on time, House assures Senate Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri echoed the same concern, saying ...Keep on reading: Senators doubt okay of P3.7-T budget by Dec. 12.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

Zhang Yimou’s film ‘Shadow’ shines at Chinese ‘Oscars’

TAIPEI, Taiwan --- Acclaimed Chinese director Zhang Yimou's martial arts epic "Shadow" took the most gongs at Taiwan's Golden Horse film awards on Saturday, dubbed the Chinese-language "Oscars." Zhang, the maker of classics such as "Red Sorghum" and "Raise the Red Lantern", won best director for the film inspired by traditional ink-brush painting which also bagged three technical awards. "I've made movies for 40 years and this is my first Golden Horse (best) director nomination. I want to thank the jury for giving me the award," Zhang said at the ceremony at Taipei's Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. "Shadow" led the race with 12 nominations including best film but lost the coveted...Keep on reading: Zhang Yimou’s film ‘Shadow’ shines at Chinese ‘Oscars’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2018

Ormoc receives Climate Leadership award

Mayor Richard Gomez of Ormoc, Leyte was among the “new Filipino climate heroes” honored during the Climate Reality Leadership Awards held at the National Museum of Natural History on Monday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

NCAA: The grassroots have become greener for LSGH

College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills joined the NCAA in 1998 and didn’t win a championship for two decades. Last year, they finally broke through, triumphing over then defending champion Mapua High School and taking their first-ever title. Now, the Junior Blazers have a golden opportunity for back-to-back championships as they are set to meet the Red Robins once more for all the glory. For head coach Marvin Bienvenida, the past two years have just proven that recruiting tantalizing talents is not the only way to win. “We didn’t really end up having a good set of players. This is all about developing players straight from the grassroots,” he said. Indeed, in the past three years, the boys from Greenhills have not had a shining stars in the mold of Rivero brothers Prince and Ricci. Instead, they have featured hardworking players like Troy Mallillin, Joel Cagulangan, and Inand Fornilos who improved year in and year out. Mallillin worked his way to an MVP just like Cagulangan is en route to working his way to the award for the top individual player. Fornilos’ motor, meanwhile, never stopped chugging and he is well on track to a second straight Mythical selection Even key cogs such as Joshua David, Makoy Marcos, and Unique Naboa came from out of nowhere. And so, the fact that it was Cagulangan and David who showed the way in their knockout bout against Jose Rizal University High School means that they have developed into the leaders that CSB-LSGH needs. “The stats show they played well, but the contributions they give in leadership, camaraderie, experience, yun ang mabigat,” coach Marvin said. With that, the Junior Blazers are nothing but confident they can work their way into another championship. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

Globe Telecom Bags the Best Workplace in Asia Award for 2018

Globe Telecom was recognized as Asia’s Best Workplace of the Year at the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES). This is a testament to its efforts in creating the most wonderful experience possible for each of its about 8,000 employees nationwide. ACES showcases successful individuals and companies in Asia in terms of leadership and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

Siargao town mangroves among LGU gems that shine sans fanfare

For transforming mangrove cutters into fisherfolk and illegal fishermen into tourist boat guides, a social tourism program of a town on Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte was among this year's winners in the annual search for outstanding local government programs.   The "Siargao It Up! Mangrove Management and Social Tourism Program" of Del Carmen town is among the 10 winners of the 2018 Gawad Galing Pook.   Vice President Leni Robredo, the keynote speaker, led the awarding of the winners in ceremonies held on Thursday. She also conferred on Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal the 4th Jesse Robredo Leadership Award, which is named after her late husband who served as ...Keep on reading: Siargao town mangroves among LGU gems that shine sans fanfare.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

5 things to know about the Nobel Literature Prize

For the first time in 70 years the Nobel Literature Prize-awarding body, the Swedish Academy, has postponed the award after a #MeToo scandal left it in ruins. The venerable institution said in May that it needed time to undertake reforms and replace several members who resigned after disagreements over how to handle its close ties to a Frenchman accused of sexual assault. Here are five things to know about the Nobel Literature Prize. 350 nominations each year In his 1895 last will and testament, Swedish scientist and philanthropist Alfred Nobel tasked the Swedish Academy with awarding the Nobel Literature Prize each year. Since 1901, four or five of its 18 members have...Keep on reading: 5 things to know about the Nobel Literature Prize.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Former Dipolog Mayor Recognized ‘Most Influential Filipina’

Former Dipolog City Mayor Evelyn Uy was recognized as among the “100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World” by the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN). Uy received an award under the Founders and Pioneers category during the Gala Awards Ceremony of the 15th Filipina Leadership Global Summit held recently at St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

Eight breakout players who wowed in PVL s Collegiate Conference

Collegiate volleyball won’t be around until the second semester but the recently-concluded Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Collegiate Conference on ABS-CBN S+A gave us a glimpse of what the girls may be raring to give us once their tournament in their respective leagues finally open. Some girls came out of nowhere to really provide the fireworks in the conference and came away with new fans and admirers thanks to their impressive play on the floor. As the PVL’s Open Conference is about to part its curtains, let’s take a look at the eight collegiate volleybelles who totally captured our hearts thanks to their display of heart and skill.   1.) Tonnie Rose Ponce, Adamson University (Tonnie Rose Ponce (libero) made a mark in the last PVL Collegiate Conference when she bagged a Mythical Six award) Adamson head coach Air Padda is proud of Ponce, her team’s libero, for being the best cheerleader of her teammates on the floor. Even with her small stature, she plays big with a fighting spirit that has endeared her to the fans. It still came as a surprise, however, to the dimunitive Ponce, to be named as one of the Mythical Six and the conference’s Best Libero. Maybe not for Padda, who has always seen the leadership potential of her squad’s cheerleader.   2.) Rosie Rosier, University of the Philippines (The sophomore Lady Fighting Maroon was instrumental in ending the school's 36 year major title drought in the PVL Collegiate Conference) Rosier was instrumental in breaking the UP Lady Fighting Maroons’ 36-year championship drought as the sophomore carried the team on her back in a thrilling five-set Game 1 match with the FEU Lady Tamaraws. She pumped in 15 points via 13 attacks to have probably one of her best birthday celebrations to date, and followed it up with a 10-point output in Game 2 to help her squad bring home the Collegiate Conference crown.   3.) Milena Alessandrini, University of Santo Tomas (Second year Golden Tigress Milena Alessandrini powered the Thomasians in the FInal FOur ddespite nursing a shoulder injury) UST’s Fil-Italian tower introduced herself to Filipino volleyball fans when she won Rookie of the Year in UAAP Season 80. While it’s not easy to be on a different land where everyone speaks a different language, Alessandrini has been quick to adapt to what the coach wants done on the floor based on her performance in PVL. Her best game happened in the Battle for Third against Adamson where she broke out with a 31-point outing, a sign of things to come for the Golden Tigresses’ campaign in the coming UAAP wars.   4.) Celine Domingo, Far Eastern University (Celine Domingo followed up her stellar UAAP season 80 campaign with a masterful PVL Collegiate Conference under Coach George Pascua) Veteran setter Kyle Negrito is FEU’s top player and Jerrili Malabanan is their main weapon, no doubt, but Domingo is poised to take over the team as she continues to make an impact in the net in the recently-concluded PVL Collegiate Conference. The conference’s First Best Middle Blocker has been one of Coach George Pascual’s reliable players that are expected to carry the scoring duties now that super senior Bernadeth Pons’ career with the school is over. Too bad she was set back by a knee injury in Game One of the Finals against UP, which also sidelined her in Game Two.   5.) Jan Daguil, College of Saint Benilde (Jan Daguil (16) was one of the surprises for CSB in the PVL Collegiate Conference) With their MVP, Jeanette Panaga, moving on from her school career, the College of St. Benilde Lady Blazers are hard-pressed to find a replacement. So far, Marites Pablo has emerged as the biggest candidate, but not too far behind is Daguil, who has come up big for them when they needed the points the most. During their battle for a Final Four spot in the recently-concluded PVL Collegiate Conference, Daguil led her team with 15 points, all on kills, to turn back the San Sebastian College-Recoletos Lady Stags.   6.) Joyce Sta. Rita, San Sebastian College-Recoletos (Joyce Sta. Rita is the only holdover remaining for the Lady Stags but she is determined to be their main pillar) Sta. Rita is the only holdover from Coach Roger Gorayeb’s compact 7-woman squad from a year ago in NCAA Season 93, where she was named Second Best Middle Blocker. That did not stop her from being an example to her new teammates as she fought in each set and match to keep the young Lady Stags competitive even if they failed to notch a single win.   7.) Satrianni Espiritu, San Beda University (Satrianni Espiritu (10) looks to be the final piece of the puzzle for the SBU Lady Red Spikers) Everyone talks about SBU stars Cesca Racraquin and the Viray twins. But another player that should be acknowledged is Espiritu, who consistently chipped in to keep the Red Lionesses in contention with her consistent showing game in and game out. If her PVL Collegiate Conference showing translates to the incoming NCAA wars, the other ladies better be shaking in their shoes as the Red Lionesses will be a mighty force to be reckoned with. 8.) Cindy Imbo, University of Perpetual Help System Dalta (With Bianca Tripoli out of commission, Cindy Imbo stepped up in the last PVL Collegiate Conference) Bianca Tripoli is the main pillar of strength for the Lady Altas. It was a shame that she had to limp off the PVL Collegiate Conference due to a mild tear in her quadriceps. Carrying the load for her during her absence is Imbo, who displayed her scoring abilities while their captain was injured. In a crucial game against favorite FEU Lady Tamaraws, Imbo fired away 15 points to lead the team. While they did not win the match, it showed her capability to step up when needed. Watch for these ladies when the 2018 seasons of the NCAA and UAAP women’s volleyball tournaments begin. Meanwhile, stay tuned for more scintillating volleyball action once the PVL resumes with their Open Conference this Saturday (September 22) on S+A, S+A HD, and via livestream......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

EYES ON YOU, KID: NCAA 94 Jrs. players to watch

The first round of the NCAA 94 Juniors Basketball Tournament is over and done with. And with the second round already underway, we’re getting even more glimpses of the future of Philippine basketball courtesy of these players: CLINT ESCAMIS – Mapua High School (yellow jersey with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 23.3 points, 46.9 percent shooting, 5.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.7 steals Clint Escamis has spent his first two seasons under the leadership of the likes of Sherwin Concepcion, Mike Enriquez, Warren Bonifacio, and Will Gozum. Now in his third and last season in Mapua, he is proving that he is no slouch as a leader himself. The league’s top scorer and second-best steal-getter has carried the Red Robins right back up there in the standings – and they are the only team to have downed all f the traditional powerhouses in College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills, Arellano High School, and San Beda High School. This version of Mapua may not be as star-studded as it was in the last four years, but they may just have the brightest star in all of the league in their 6-foot-1 swingman. INAND FORNILOS – College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills (green jersey defending white jersey with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 11.4 points, 51.8 percent shooting, 10.9 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.0 assist On a team as fully loaded as CSB-LSGH, there has to be a workhorse – and Inand Fornilos has been just that and more. Just like he did in their championship campaign last season, he has been a force to reckon with on both ends of the floor for the league-leading Junior Blazers. The rebounds and defense have always been second nature for Fornilos, but this season, he has become better on offense. In fact, he already has a couple of 20-point games to his name – not bad for an undersized big man at 6-foot-2. Without a doubt, the graduating forward is doing all he can to make his former team regret ever letting him go. JOHN AMORES – Jose Rizal High School (blue jersey with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 20.1 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.0 steal And all of that is because of John Amores, the second-best scorer in all of the league and the undisputed main man of the daring Light Bombers – the only team that will be sweeping contending Mapua in the elimination round. JRU’s rise from the bottom half of the standings to the top four is nothing short of spectacular and that improvement is best personified by Amores who went from role player a year ago to go-to-guy this season. Give the Most Improved Award to the kid already because he’s ready and raring to take much more than that. JOEL CAGULANGAN – College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills (green jersey with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 15.3 points, 7.3 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 2.1 steals For the high standards he set a year ago, this season has been a quiet one for Joel Cagulangan. With the likes of Escamis and Amores flying high and CSB-LSGH teammates Fornilos and RC Calimag grabbing more headlines than him, last year’s Finals MVP has been under the radar. Quietly, however, he is actually the Junior Blazers’ leading scorer and the NCAA’s best assistman and fourth-best steal-getter. Yes, that’s just how the 5-foot-9 do-it-all dynamo rolls, making an impact even if everybody else doesn’t feel it. Just don’t forget that he could also choose to make everybody feel his impact, okay? AARON FERMIN – Arellano High School (grey jersey, #18) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 14.2 points, 53.5 percent shooting, 17.6 rebounds, 1.0 block If not for Arellano’s struggles last season, Aaron Fermin would have been MVP. If not for the Braves’ struggle in the ongoing season, Fermin would have been the league’s most tantalizing talent. Standing at 6-foot-5, graced with a wide frame, having timing on lock, and blessed with a non-stop motor, the graduating big man has all the tools to be a game-changer on both ends of the floor. Indeed, he had a stretch of games of posting a 15-point, 20-rebound double-double. Now, if only he could lift Arellano to much-needed wins and back onto a playoff push. DAN ARCHES – Mapua High School (yellow jersey with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 16.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.8 steals Mapua has long been defined by its talented big men, but now, it’s the guys at the wings who have taken center stage. Escamis has been their main man, but he also has a more than capable running mate in Dan Arches. All Escamis could do, Arches could do as well, only without the same sort of consistency. But hey, this is the first time he has been getting time with in his two years as a Red Robins so there’s nothing that all those reps couldn’t improve. And oh, he also has one thing going for him – a fine floater that he could bust out at any time that somehow, some way, has become automatic. JOSHUA DAVID – College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills (green jersey, with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 14.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.9 steals Imagine the dynamic between Escamis and Arches, and then translate that onto Cagulangan and his own partner-in-crime in Joshua David. Like Cagulangan, David could stuff the stat sheet. Like Cagulangan, David could do whatever CSB-LSGH needs for a win. The only difference is that unlike Cagulangan, David already has the size at 6-feet and a big body to make the same sort of noise in the Seniors. Of course, Cagulangan’s clutch genes are also on another level, but who knows? Maybe David is just waiting on the wings to seize those moments for himself? MILO JANAO AND KEAN BACLAAN – San Sebastian College-Recoletos JANAO’S ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.0 assist (yellow jersey with ball in first photo) BACLAAN’S ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 15.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.8 steals (yellow jersey with ball in second photo) It looks like San Sebastian College-Recoletos still wouldn’t be able to get over the hump this year, but the good news is that they remain on the right track. The even better news is that Milo Janao and Kean Baclaan, the two paving the way for them, are here to stay. That backcourt, by themselves, has fueled the Staglets to four wins – and still in the thick of things. While a long-awaited, much-wanted playoff berth is a long shot this year, perhaps it wouldn’t be so when both Janao and Baclaan get a year older and a year more determined to continue doing it all to win. MAC GUADANA AND JOHN BARBA – Lyceum of the Philippines University GUADANA’S ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 19.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists (grey jersey with ball in first photo) BARBA’S ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 17.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.7 steals (grey jersey with ball in second photo) Batang Gilas member Mac Guadana has become the NCAA’s constant – a 6-foot guard who could score at will while also doing his part in rebounding and playmaking. With him showing the way, Lyceum of the Philippines University has proven to be a far from easy out for three seasons now. They are still a ways away from legitimate contention, but the Junior Pirates have reason to believe that would be sooner than later as teaming up with Guadana is John Barba, a 6-foot-2 forward who just has a knack for willing his way to good looks inside. With those two, the boys from Cavite have two of the top six scorers in all of the league. Now, they just have to find the other pieces of the puzzle for their first-ever playoff berth. ROM JUNSAY – Arellano High School (grey jersey with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 19.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.6 steals Rom Junsay was one of the biggest keys to Mapua’s first-ever championship. That was two years ago, though, and since then, the 5-foot-6 has transferred to Arellano and is now only playing his first and last season there. Nonetheless, in just his first game in blue and grey, he wasted no time in reminding everybody about his talents, dropping a career-high 34 points. He and the Braves have trailed off from there, but just as Arellano is a sleeping giant no team wants to wake, Junsay is an active volcano just waiting for the perfect time to erupt. HONORABLE MENTIONS Jonnel Policarpio – Mapua High School RC Calimag – College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018