Outstanding Davaoenos

(L-R) Nieto L. Vitto, Beethoven N. Sur, Belen C. Laud, Norma Javellana, Bro. Karl Gaspar, Ricardo Obenza and Fr. Aland David Mizell pose before the media following the awarding ceremonies of the 2018 Datu Bago Awards at Mandaya Hotel in Davao City on Tuesday (13 March 2018) . Mindanews Photo The post Outstanding Davaoenos appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsMar 13th, 2018

Bullpups bump off Greenies to get back on top of NBTC Division 1

Coming off a heartbreaking loss in the UAAP Juniors Finals just 21 days ago, the Nazareth School of National University Bullpups did not allow themselves to be on the wrong end of the history books once more, surviving a late surge by Joel Cagulangan and the La Salle Greenhills Greenies, 80-78, to claim the 2018 Exped Socks SM-NBTC National Championship, on Friday at the MOA Arena. This is the Bullpups' second national championship in the last three years. Moreover, this is Goldwin Monteverde's first major championship. "Siyempre very challenging talaga yung liga, from 32 teams, mage-end up ka sa number one. Masaya talaga para sa amin," shared Monteverde as the Bullpups had to go through Bacolod Tay Tung High School, Adamson High School, FilAm Sports, and Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu to get to the championship round. But it could not have been possible if it were not for the timely stops the Bullpups made to close out the game. After leading by as much as 13 points in the contest and 11 points with 4:33 left, Joel Cagulangan single-handedly powered the Greenies to an 11-0 run. The rally was capped by a strong drive to the basket by the top high school floor general in the country with 49.5 seconds left to knot the game at 77-all. Gerry Abadiano, though, was able to overpower Makoy Marcos to the rim, drawing a foul and knocking down both free throws to put the Bullpups up 20 seconds later. "As expected naman si Gerry talaga sa ilang beses na nakasama ko siya, even in tough games makikita mo na nagde-deliver siya," Monteverde beamed about Abadiano, who was his player in Adamson two years ago. "Ang maganda both ends of the floor, nakakapag-play siya ng good defense and at the same time, sa offense din." Off a timeout, Cagulangan was able to fish a foul from Paul Manalang. After making the first free throw, however, he muffed the second one. Mark Sangco was there for the offensive rebound, but Cagulangan's attempt was swatted away by Michael Malonzo. A split on the stripe by Rhayyan Amsali still gave LSGH a shot but Sidney Mosqueda struggled to give a good inbound that led to a desperation heave by Inand Fornilos that unfortunately did not go in. "Siguro for one, sometimes may mga bitter lessons din like yung last season namin sa UAAP, it boiled down to last two possessions," Monteverde recalled about Game 3 of the UAAP Juniors Finals that saw them squander a six-point lead late that led to a 58-63 defeat. Abadiano, who was crowned the Final's Most Outstanding Player, had 24 points, six rebounds, and two steals. Cyril Gonzales and Terrence Fortea finished with 12 and 11 markers, respectively. Cagulangan, who was named as the Most Outsanding Player of the tournament, led LSGH with 25 points. Fornilos, on the other hand, filled up the stat sheet with 18 poitns on 8-of-13 shooting to go along with 14 rebounds and four blocks. BOX SCORES NU 80 — Abadiano 24, Gonzales 12, Fortea 11, Amsali 8, Quiambao 8, Coyoca 5, Minerva 4, Tamayo 4, Malonzo 2, Oczon 2, Javillonar 0, Manalang 0. LSGH 78 — Cagulangan 25, Fornilos 18, Marcos 17, Sangco 7, Mosqueda 6, Espinosa 3, Lao 2, Cruz 0, Lapalam 0, Morales 0, Natividad 0. QUARTER SCORES: 23-23, 40-35, 63-54, 80-78......»»

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PH student app developers nab presentation award in Japan

YOKOHAMA, Japan – Three Filipino high school students bagged the outstanding poster presentation award at the Kanagawa International Science Fair in Yokohama, Japan, held March 17 - 18. Justin Banusing, Cedrick Cruz and Peter Flores, students of Philippine Science High School - Western Visayas, made up half of the Philippines’ ........»»

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New Jersey’s top physical therapy doc credits Filipino parents

  NEW YORK---Allan Renier Mendez is celebrating 2018, his 10th year in America, in a big way.   At 39 years old, Mendez is on top of his game. He is this year's recipient of New Jersey's "Top Doctor" and Best in Medicine by the American Health Council for his outstanding contributions and dedication in the field of physical therapy. His new company, Silver Lake Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation, is also thriving.   This success, like those of other Filipino immigrants, did not happen overnight.   Mendez finished his degree in physical therapy at Emilio Aguinaldo College in the Philippines in 2000. He worked from one employer to anot...Keep on reading: New Jersey’s top physical therapy doc credits Filipino parents.....»»

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Cleaning up Boracay

The rehabilitation of Boracay Island, an internationally famous tourist destination, is in order given the many long outstanding ecological and sanitation pr.....»»

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Outstanding students of Bicol named

Outstanding students of Bicol named.....»»

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Philab buys majority stake in local firm

PHILAB Holdings Corp. is acquiring an approximately 67% stake in local pharmaceutical firm Sydenham Laboratories, Inc. (SLI) for P390.6 million. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Tuesday, Philab said its board of directors has approved the purchase of 625,000 secondary common shares in SLI, representing 33.33% of its resulting outstanding capital stock, at P46.62 […] The post Philab buys majority stake in local firm appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Philab acquires local pharmaceutical firm for P390.6 million

Philab Holdings Corp. is acquiring a 67% stake in local pharmaceutical firm Sydenham Laboratories, Inc. (SLI) for P390.6 million. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Tuesday, March 20, Philab said its board of directors has approved the purchase of 625,000 secondary common shares in SLI, or 33.33% of its resulting outstanding capital stock […] The post Philab acquires local pharmaceutical firm for P390.6 million appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Philippines Duterte urges nations to quit ICC

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte points to photographers during an awarding ceremony for outstanding government workers, at the Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines December 19, 2016. (Phot.....»»

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Foreign debt falls to $73.1-B at end-2017, under 20% of GDP

OUTSTANDING foreign debt fell to $73.1 billion at the end of 2017 from $74.763 billion a year earlier, with the share of foreign debt in the economy falling to under 20%, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said. Compared with the end of September 2017, debt rose about 1% from $72.4 billion. Outstanding foreign debt […] The post Foreign debt falls to $73.1-B at end-2017, under 20% of GDP appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Role models

7 residents are this year’s 48th Datu Bago Awardees THEY have devoted their lives to their respective vocations and persuasions. And this has paid off, as they are the awardees as outstanding city residents in this year’s celebrations of the “81st Araw ng Davao” (Davao Day). They may have different occupations and preoccupations, but all [...] The post Role models appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Baguio City recognizes 5 women leaders of 2018

BAGUIO CITY, March 12 (PIA) -- Five women leaders were recognized as 2018 Outstanding Women Leaders of Baguio for their contributions to the development of various sectors in the city. As the highlig.....»»

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Baguio City recognizes 5 women leaders of 2018

BAGUIO CITY, March 12 (PIA) — Five women leaders were recognized as 2018 Outstanding Women Leaders of Baguio for their contributions to the development of various sectors in the city. As the highlig Source link link: Baguio City recognizes 5 women leaders of 2018.....»»

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Baguio City recognizes 5 women leaders of 2018

BAGUIO CITY, March 12 (PIA) -- Five women leaders were recognized as 2018 Outstanding Women Leaders of Baguio for their contributions to the development of various sectors in the city. As the highlig.....»»

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This year's Datu Bago awardees (from left to right) are Nieto L. Vitto; Beethoven N. Sur; Belen C. Laud; Norma T. Javellana; Bro. Carlito M. Gaspar; Ricardo N. Obenza, Jr.; and Dr. Aland David Mizell. The award is the highest honor the local government of Davao City gives to its outstanding constituents. The conferment ceremony was held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the Royal Mandaya Hotel. (Mark Joy G. Basallajes/»»

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Senate honors Freddie Aguilar for lifetime contributions to PH arts

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Tuesday, March 13, adopted a resolution recognizing Filipino singer and composer Freddie Aguilar for his "lifetime outstanding contributions to Philippine arts and culture." The Senate approved Senate Resolution No. 658, which was introduced by Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III. All senators present were made ........»»

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3rd Jr. NBA PH 2018 selection camp slated for Benguet

Jr. NBA PH press release Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 presented by Alaska goes north for its third Regional Selection Camp of the year. Young cagers ages 10-14 years old from northern provinces and interested participants outside the region are invited to attend the camp on March 17-18 at the Benguet State University in La Trinidad, Benguet from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Boys and girls born 2004-2008 are encouraged to participate in the league’s global youth basketball participation program to learn the fundamental basketball skills set and the Jr. NBA S.T.A.R values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect. Managing the Regional Selection Camp will be Jr. NBA Coaches Carlos Barroca and Rob Newson together with Jr. NBA coaches from presenting partner Alaska led by PBA Legends Jeffrey Carriaso and Tony de la Cruz. Registration and participation are free. The first day will see participants being measured against a series of vitals tests and skills challenges that will determine their inclusion in the following day to undergo advanced basketball drills and team exercises.  On the second day, the remaining players will immerse in drills and showcase team and individual skills in the scrimmages. The camp’s top performers will be given the opportunity to represent Northern Luzon in the National Training Camp in Manila on May 18-20. The Jr. NBA National Training Camp will select the most outstanding eight boys and eight girls as Jr. NBA All-Stars from the Regional Selection Camps, with the fourth and final camp set for Metro Manila on April 7-8 at the Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati. The Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 All-Stars will embark on a unique, overseas NBA experience with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia later in the year. Qualified boys and girls can still register at where the program terms and conditions can be found. Fans can also follow Jr. NBA on Facebook, the NBA at and on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit and follow PlayPH at and on Facebook and Twitter......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Philippines paid less debt in 2017

DEBT PAYMENTS made by the Philippines declined in 2017 as amortization dropped by more than a fifth, latest Treasury data showed. The Philippines paid P680.466 billion worth of outstanding debt last year, 13.9% less than the P789.965 billion settled in 2016, according to the Bureau of the Treasury. In December alone, the government settled P27.963 […] The post Philippines paid less debt in 2017 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

A Farmer and his farm school

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia Ereberto Jucaban, the 2017 Regional Gawad Saka Outstanding Integrated Farmer of Western Visayas, continues to train farmers on rice-based integrated farming system at the Pagsanga-an Farm School established in 2013 and located at Barangay Pagsanga-an, Pavia, Iloilo. As one of the learning sites of the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center VI, […] The post A Farmer and his farm school appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Will Smart remain the only non-listed telecom company?

AS of April 17, 2017, PLDT Inc. had an outstanding capital of P1.08 billion, equivalent to 216.056 million outstanding common shares at a par value of P5 per share. It listed PCD Nominee Corp. as its single biggest stockholder, with 66.573 million common shares, or 30.813 percent. Listed companies, such as PLDT, resort to the [...] The post Will Smart remain the only non-listed telecom company? appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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New era, new challenges emerge for Warriors

By David Aldridge, TNT Analyst "It’s the lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest." -- Muhammad Ali Ali defended his heavyweight championship 20 times, during two eras: when he was young and unstoppable, after beating Sonny Liston in Miami in 1964, and when he was old and vulnerable, after beating George Foreman in Zaire in 1974. He was the fastest heavyweight ever in the first era; he was smart and could take a punch in the second. A generation later, the Golden State Warriors are defending their NBA title for a second time, in three years. But they, too, are doing so in two eras. In 2014, no one had seen anything like what Golden State did on a basketball court, and how Stephen Curry’s and Klay Thompson’s shooting range changed the geometry of NBA defenses. They stretched to the breaking point trying to get out to Curry and Thompson. They couldn’t figure out how to handle the Warriors’ five-man switching defenses. They couldn’t stand up under Golden State’s withering pace. There is no need to hold a telethon yet for the Warriors, three years later. They are 49-14 today, with four All-Stars among their five starters, including Kia MVP candidate Kevin Durant, in the prime of his career, who wasn’t there when the Warriors first beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 Finals. They are still first in the league in Offensive Rating, first in True Shooting Percentage, first in Effective Field Goal Percentage. They still are unsolvable to most opponents. But maybe not all, not anymore. The margin of separation between Golden State and the rest of the league is still there, most of the time. But there are tiny signs of slippage. Tiny. You recall what Warriors assistant coach Bruce Frasier said in the preseason, when no one is injured and everyone thinks they’re going 82-0. “Teams are starting to figure us out a little bit,” he said then. “We’re talented, so that sometimes overrides strategy. But I feel like teams are figuring certain things out to do to counter what they’ve seen. Year one, it was really hard, because it was all new. The pieces have changed a little bit, but I feel like our challenge will be to see if we can layer on some of the offense, our fluid movement, and counters, and change things up, and execute better. Defense is always big, too, so I wouldn’t go into the complacent (problem). I think it’s going to be more execution, and how smart can we really be, and can we keep that energy up through this year?” In each of their previous three seasons, the Warriors led the league in margin of victory -- 10.1 points in 2014-15, 10.8 points in 2015-16 and 11.6 points last season. This year, though, they’ve fallen to third, behind the Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors -- and their win margin is down to 8.5 points per game. Two years ago, the Warriors were fourth in the league in Defensive Rating (100.9). Last season, Golden State was second (101.1). This season, the Warriors are fifth, at 103.4. In 2014-15, they were 14th in the league in points allowed in the paint; this year, they’re 24th (to be fair, they were 23rd last year, when they won it all anyway). Are they bored? Tired? Aging? Is their bench inconsistency this year the result of vets saving themselves for the playoffs, or guys just getting old? And will it matter against anyone other than Houston? “Once you start getting a little older, it’s harder and harder,” guard Shaun Livingston said last week. “We definitely need the youth, we definitely need the health. We’ve got to be healthy. We’ve got to be healthy. Sometimes you see teams that maybe are over the hill -- they have the experience, but maybe not (the ability). It’s human nature. Obviously, I don’t think we’re there yet. We’ve got guys that are still in their prime. It’s mental now.” In the Jean-Pierre Coopman phase of their latest title defense (oh, how one misses spectacles like Ali fighting Coopman, the “Lion of Flanders” -- with Pat Summerall and Tom Brookshier on the call!), the Warriors came to Washington last week. There was no White House visit on the docket, only time with D.C. area kids and a trip to the African-American History Museum, with owner Joe Lacob and GM Bob Myers on the trip as well. They have been in the public eye for five years now, back to Mark Jackson’s last season as coach, when the Splash Brothers exploded into the national consciousness. That’s a long time for one NBA team to have all that light and heat on it. For a minute, the Warriors tried to convince themselves that there was a backlash building against them nationally, that people had grown tired of their 3-pointers and video game point totals. It was, of course, a ridiculous posit -- Golden State and its players are more popular than ever, the love for Curry such that he felt perfectly comfortable posting a photo of the glass table he accidentally smashed in his hotel room on Instagram, any criticism surely to be muted amid America’s love for the two-time MVP.   when you feel like you’re on the @pgatour so you gotta get some swings going in the hotel room 😂😂😂 #idiot A post shared by Wardell Curry (@stephencurry30) on Mar 1, 2018 at 1:33pm PST “There was a little guy who was probably eight years old, and he came up and introduced himself,” Steve Kerr said. “His name was Ryan, and I’m talking to him, and he goes ’oh, my God, there’s Quinn Cook!’ And he ran over to Quinn Cook. Not Steph, not me -- he loved Quinn Cook. That was cool.” Throughout the Warriors’ run, they’ve faced down different challengers in the Western Conference -- the first iteration of the Rockets with Harden, a hybrid inside-out attack where Houston unhappily and unsuccessfully tried to meld Harden and Dwight Howard in the post. The Durant/Russell Westbrook one-two combo in Oklahoma City. The Spurs, morphing from the Tim Duncan/Tony Parker-led team to the Kawhi Leonard-dominant one. The “Lob City” Clippers, followed by the Chris Paul/Blake Griffin halfcourt version. But this season’s Rockets, with Paul at the point, may be the most unique and dangerous threat to the Warriors. They are much more than a team that just rains 3-pointers on you -- though they most certainly do that, and do it historically well. They’re also an outstanding defensive team, with the additions of P.J. Tucker and Luc Mbah a Moute giving them a grit they haven’t had in past seasons to pair with the shot blocking and rim presence of Clint Capela. The numbers are stark: Houston is 32-1 this season when Paul, Harden and Capela all play, including two wins over the Warriors The Rockets have no obvious weakness. They have no fear of Golden State, either, having won two of the three meetings with the Warriors this season. It’s not just that they’re good, it’s how they’re good that makes them look like the greatest challenge yet to Golden State’s hegemony in the West. “I mean, yes, because they do it a different way, I guess,” Curry said last week. “They adopted the power of the three ball and try to use it as a main weapon, and obviously with James and CP together. Honestly, we know that they’re playing well. We’re chasing that number one seed and keeping tabs on how they’re playing and whatnot. But at the end of the day, we’ve got a lot of time left before we have to face them again. We know they’re serious. But so are we.” The Warriors have had to deal with great adversity during their run, to be sure. The biggest challenge came about this time last year, when a collision between teammates -- Zaza Pachulia and Durant, in D.C., ironically -- culminated in a Grade 2 MCL sprain and bone bruise for Durant, taking him out of the lineup at the worst possible part of the season. Golden State had just ripped off wins in 23 of its previous 27 games since a lamentable Christmas Day loss to the Cavs. Curry had started to figure out how to play with KD, and vice versa. They were in the middle of a brutal stretch of seven road games in eight overall, with the one brief return home to play the Celtics. When Durant went down, the initial fear was that he’d torn his ACL and would be out for the season. The Warriors’ locker room was funeral after the Wizards game. “Obviously, we were trying to figure out if he was like ’done-done’ for the year, or whether or not there was going to be a chance he’d return,” forward David West said. “We were, at the time he got hurt, we were just starting to figure out the sort of roles, everybody was getting comfortable with roles. We basically had to reset., change some of the functions we were doing. We lost a few games  trying to literaly just figure out and recalibrate and re-balance. That was one of those periods where we were just looking at each other, trying to start this thing -- we lost this huge, huge piece.” Yet the Warriors figured it out on the fly. And how they responded then provides a big clue to how they might respond to the challenge the Rockets present to them now. “It took us, I think we needed to get home before we were able to stablize,” Kerr said. “I want to say we lost three of the last four on the trip or something  (they did lose three of four, but one of the three losses was at Oracle in that one home game with the Celtics). We got home and righted the ship and got going. But sometimes (an injury is) a galvanizing force when a guy gets hurt, and you have to do certain things. Like, for us, when Kevin got hurt, we talked about it and we said we have to be the best defensive team in the league. We don’t have that luxury of throwing the ball to Kevin and saying ’get us 30 points tonight.'” During that stretch without Durant (March 2, 2017 to April 5, 2017), who returned just before the start of the playoffs, the Warriors led the league in the league in Defensive Rating (100.0, just head of San Antonio’s 100.2), first in opponent field goal percentage (.429), tied for second in opponent 3-point percentage (.316) and fourth in opponent points allowed per game (100.9). And once Durant returned for good, the Warriors again flexed. They tore through the West, winning all but one game en route to a third straight NBA Finals. And they took the Cavaliers apart in five games for their second title in three years. “You could see Draymond, Klay, Andre, Shaun, those guys, even Loon (Kevin Looney), were like, ’we didn’t have KD last year,’ ” West said. “For someone like myself, I just followed their lead. Klay got a little more aggressive. Draymond sort of settled everybody defensively. And we started winning.” That muscle memory will come in handy this year. Durant and Curry have missed time with injuries, and Golden State hasn’t figured out things at center just yet. (Would it shock me if rookie Jordan Bell played a big role there down the stretch? No, it would not.) But the Warriors still are smoking people in the second halves of games; per, the Warriors lead the lead in third-quarter scoring margin at 5.3 points per game, more than double the margin of the second-place Denver Nuggets. Whether it’s adjustments or something else (“mainly, fiery halftime speeches, Knute Rockne style,” Kerr opines), they have again put a lot of opponents away with 12 minutes to spare. Since the All-Star break, they’re fourth in the league in opponent field goal percentage (.433) and Defensive Rating (100.3). “This year, obviously, knock on wood, we want to stay healthy,” Curry said. “We want to continue to push in the right direction. Every year’s different. That’s the fun part about this league. No matter how much success you’ve had and what your expectations are, it’s a different journey every year. We’re right in the middle of that right now. We have an amazing record, considering how we’ve played. I think we’d all say we haven’t lived up to our own expectations. That’s okay. We have an opportunity to build the right habits and the right momentum going into the playoffs this year and do it, all 15 guys.” Longtime NBA reporter, columnist and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer David Aldridge is an analyst for TNT. 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 NewsMar 6th, 2018