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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

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 News1 hr. 26 min. ago

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

PEACETALK: The responsibility to espouse our shared idea of peace is for us to do what is right for others and the common good

(Response of General Carlito Galvez, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines on his conferment of the Ateneo Peace Award at the Ateneo de Zamboanga University on 21 August 2018. Galvez was awarded for his“supreme dedication to service to country, for a leadership career defined by excellence, honor, integrity and compassion and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

New Australia PM announces ‘new generation’ Cabinet

New Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison rewarded supporters and extended an olive branch to rebel right-wingers as he unveiled his "new generation" cabinet Sunday after taking power in a party-room coup. Morrison, the former treasurer (finance minister), was sworn in as prime minister Friday after winning a Liberal Party leadership challenge against incumbent moderate Malcolm Turnbull. The challenge had been instigated by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, whom Morrison -- also to the right of the party -- defeated in a secret ballot. He sought to heal the wounds exposed by the infighting. "This new Liberal-National team is a next-generation team," Morrison told report...Keep on reading: New Australia PM announces ‘new generation’ Cabinet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

De Lima seeks probe on PhilHealth’s P4.7-B net loss

Senator Leila De Lima has sought an investigation into PhilHealth's P4.75-billion net loss in 2017 as reported by the Commission on Audit (COA). De Lima has filed Senate Resolution No. 840, directing appropriate committees in the upper chamber to look into PhilHealth's net loss, which, according to the legislator, significantly affects the agency's sustainability to fulfill its mandate. "There is a need to determine the root cause of the incurred losses as well as the possible accountability of the PhilHealth leadership," De Lima said in a statement issued Friday. De Lima added PhilHealth also failed to avail of the government's P37.06-billion allocation for indigents' premium c...Keep on reading: De Lima seeks probe on PhilHealth’s P4.7-B net loss.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

GMA Network recognizes top graduates from Visayas

JOHN Elmer Loretizo of Central Philippine University-Iloilo and Mark Roland Romas of University of San Jose Recoletos-Cebu are the recipients of the 2018 GMA Network Excellence Award (GNEA). The two achievers were conferred with the Network’s recognition for their exemplary performance in academic, leadership, and social responsibility. The awarding ceremony was held at the GMA […] The post GMA Network recognizes top graduates from Visayas appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

2018 Magsaysay Future Engineers/Technologists Award open to nominations until Sept 17

  This is a press release from National Academy of Science and Technology. The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), the country’s highest advisory and recognition body to the government and the science community on matters related to science and technology, has been actively searching for possible nominees for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

2018 Glory awardees of UP Masscom named

Twelve alumni from the University of the Philippines-College of Mass Communication (UPCMC) will receive the 2018 Glory Award in honor of the excellence and impact of their work in broadcasting, film, journalism, research and allied disciplines such as social advocacy.   Launched just last year, the "Glory" is UP Masscom's annual alumni recognition inspired by the legacy of its first dean, Gloria Feliciano. "Our beloved 'GF' championed meritocracy and thought leadership. She would have wanted to recognize the outstanding and exemplary communicators produced by our college," said UPCMC Alumni Association president Malou Choa-Fagar.   The 12 Glory awardees will be pres...Keep on reading: 2018 Glory awardees of UP Masscom named.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

PVL: Long wait worth it for Eya Laure

Eya Laure could’ve been with the University of Sto. Tomas’ seniors team for two years now. One could just imagine where the Tigresses could’ve been in the UAAP with Laure playing alongside her sister EJ and a very passionate Sisi Rondina. Unfortunately, Laure had to stay in high school for two more years following the implementation of the K-12 education system. But the delay was worth the wait for Laure, taking it as a blessing in disguise rather than wasted time.     “Ako kasi since akala ko pagka-Grade 11 and Grade 12 ko makakalaro na ko sa seniors,” said Laure Sunday after UST’s 25-21, 25-12, 25-17 demolition of San Sebastian College in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. “Kaso nu’ng in-announce sa amin ni coach siguro may plan talaga para sa amin si God, na magpe-prepare talaga sa amin kasi may kulang pa samin ni (setter) Maji (Mangulabnan),” added Laure, who scored all her seven points on kills. The additional high school years molded Laure into a better and versatile player. Her achievements in the high school rank made her a sought after recruit. And who will not want a player who has collected a rookie of the year award (Season 75) and a Season MVP honor (Season 78) on top of being a Best Setter (Season 76), Best Attacker (Season 77) and back-to-back Best Opposite Hitter from Season 79 to 80? Fortunately for UST, Laure decided to stay. “Si Eya Laure, siyempre, talk of the town. Kilala naman ng mga tao 'yun. Galing 'yan sa programa namin sa high school,” said UST head coach Kungfu Reyes. “Sa dami ng rookies ngayon, di naman nalalayo si Eya sa mga ka-batch niya na recruit ng ibang teams.” Laure actually had already shown what she can give to the Tigresses when she played as a guest player two years ago for UST in the defunct V-League’s Collegiate Conference. And choosing the Espana-based squad for Laure is a way of giving back for all the efforts made by Reyes and Yani Fernandez in helping her develop into a complete player.    “Si coach Kungfu naman kasi simula’t simula talaga na mag-volleyball ako andyan siya kahit nung Grade 5 ako tine-train ako ni coach Kungfu at coach Ian na mag-setter spiker na,” she recalled. “So ‘yun pagkapasok ng Grade 7 sa UST nagi-expect na sila sa akin na makakatulong ako.” “So parang naka-set na siya sa akin na siyempre ginawa nila ako, trinain nila ako ng sobrang tagal alam ko talaga naghahanap sila ng something galing sa akin. Na gusto nila na lahat ng pinagpaguran nila sa akin na binigyan nila ako ng time para ma-develop ng ganito tapos gusto nila magkaroon ng result,” she added. For now, Laure is taking it slow as she is still recovering from a right shoulder contusion. But come UAAP time, Laure will be ready to bring her long-awaited roar in the collegiate volleyball scene.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

Concepcion Industrial to buy back shares for employees

Leading consumer appliance and industrial solutions manufacturer Concepcion Industrial Corp. (CIC) has unveiled a program to buy back shares from the stock market and award these to deserving employees. In a recent board meeting, CIC approved the 2018 long-term share incentive plan, which will be funded annually based on 1-2 percent of the company's attributable net profit. The shares will then be given to deserving employees based on predetermined conditions. The program sought to create "equity interest in the company and foster identification with shareholder interests" toward common company goals, CIC said in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange yesterday. "This ...Keep on reading: Concepcion Industrial to buy back shares for employees.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018