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Paulo Avelino on Angelica Panganiban: "Dati napapanuod ko lang siya, ngayon kasama ko na!"

Paulo Avelino on Angelica Panganiban: "Dati napapanuod ko lang siya, ngayon kasama ko na!".....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepNov 3rd, 2016

Proud ako na girlfriend ako ni Bolick -- Aby Marano

Proud ako na girlfriend niya. A simple statement that sums up all the feelings of Aby Marano on bae Robert Bolick after he led the San Beda Red Lions to their second straight title, Thursday night in the 93rd NCAA seniors basketball competition. The former De La Salle University women’s volleyball standout wasn’t at the Big Dome when Bolick unleashed his ‘beast mode’ performance in the final minutes of Game 2 of the best-of-three championship series against Lyceum of the Philippines University. Marano had a game with F2 Logistics in the 2017 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix when the Red Lions captured their 21st title overall with a 92-82 win to finish off the Pirates. “Kinakabahan nga ako kanina kasi gusto ko talaga panoorin,” she said. “Nagtatanong-tanong ako kanina tapos may random guy na lumipat sa akin tas binalita na champion na nga daw.” “Parang nawala 'yung kaba ko, naging mas light 'yung feeling ko noong game,” added Marano, who herself had a great game against Generika-Ayala. Inspired by Bolick’s heroics, Tyang Aby finished with six markers to help the unbeaten Cargo Movers sweep the Lifesavers, 25-21, 25-17, 25-17.  Though she was not there to cheer for Bolick, Marano, who was able to watch the series opener last Friday, never doubted her long-time boyfriend’s capabilities and knew that he’ll be able to deliver for the SBC. “Last year, ganoon din 'yung nangyari sa amin - may game din ako tapos di ko napanood 'yung Finals niya,” she said. “Naging positive lang kami. Whether I'm there or not, tiwala na lang na maglalaro siya nang mabuti.” After the game, Bolick thanked Marano for pushing and inspiring him to achieve his goal of giving the Red Lions another crown.   Marano was just proud to see Bolick, who transferred from De La Salle University to SBC three years ago, reap the rewards of his hard work. “Ang sarap-sarap sa pakiramdam kasi nga nasubaybayan ko 'yung struggles niya dati,” said Marano. “Every day na magkasama kami, kita mong nandoon 'yung depression. “ “Ngayon, makikita mo na bumalik talaga lahat ng confidence niya and kung sino talaga siya as a basketball player,” added Marano. “Napakasarap sa feeling.” And how would she describe her feeling as a girlfriend of an NCAA champion?  Marano had a straightforward answer. “Masasabi ko lang na sobrang proud ako na girlfriend ako ni Bolick kasi nakikita ko talaga 'yung sarili ko sa kanya,” she said. BMDC (beast mode don’t care) naman din talaga siya magalaro.”     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

Angelica Panganiban expected to show 'wild side' in Dingdong Dantes-Paulo Avelino movie

Angelica Panganiban expected to show 'wild side' in Dingdong Dantes-Paulo Avelino movie.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsAug 17th, 2016

Guiao denies racial slur but admits to dirty finger during Ross incident

In a not-so-surprising admission, NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao absolutely denied issuing a racial slur to San Miguel point guard Chris Ross. Late in Friday's Philippine Cup game featuring both squads, Guiao and Ross got into shouting match causing the latter's ejection from the game. Ross never talked to the media after the game and San Miguel coach Leo Austria was the one that tried to clear to air for his player. For his part, Guiao basically says that it was just normal trash talk. Whatever that means. "Wala. Nandoon siya [Ross] sa tapat namin. Daldal siya ng daldal eh. Eh sa akin naman kapag ganon, siguro respeto nalang. Lumayo ka nalang tutal mananalo naman na kayo," Guiao said. "I just felt that... I didn’t understand what he was saying, what he was talking about. Nakipagtrash-talking din ako sa kanya. But he was right in front of our bench. And the game was a foregone conclusion at that time, siguro magrespetuhan nalang kapag ganoon. Mananalo naman na kayo. So, manahimik ka lang," he added. Asked about the alleged "n-word" that apparently triggered Ross, Guiao denied everything. "Hindi. Hindi ko tinawag na N-word. Ewan ko kung may nakarinig. Pero hindi," he said. What Guiao did admit though, is flashing the dirty finger. He can't really deny that since it was caught on live television. "Oo. Kasama na rin yun. Pero ano naman eh. It’s part of siguro psychological warfare. Malakas din siya mang-asar," he said. "Hindi lang naman sa amin. Everytime naman na mga ganoong skirmishes. He also knows what he’s capable of," Guiao added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News10 hr. 30 min. ago

Angelica Panganiban wouldn’t have accepted role if latest movie were titled ‘Ang Dalawang Mrs. Cruz’

Kapamilya award-winning actress Angelica Panganiban yet again gave a laugh-out moment when she answered if she would accept her role in her latest movie if it were titled "Ang Dalawang Mrs. Cruz." "Hindi siguro nila ipo-produce 'yun, kasi mamimili sila, ako o 'yung title'," was the no-holds-barred answer of this generation's "Hugot queen" at the recently held bloggers' conference for "Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes" opposite drama queen Judy Ann Santos. "Baka nga 'yun ang unang title eh, tapos na-consider, 'uy si Angelica kaya kunin natin kaya lang Mrs. Cruz 'yung gagamitin gawin nating Mrs. Reyes na lang', di natanggap ko, agad-agad. Ganda nu'ng movie, ganda nito, walang bahid, ganon...Keep on reading: Angelica Panganiban wouldn’t have accepted role if latest movie were titled ‘Ang Dalawang Mrs. Cruz’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Angelica Panganiban on falling in love again: ‘May kaba lang’

After being heartbroken from her previous relationship, actress Angelica Panganiban said she is ready to open her heart again to someone new. "Kaya na. May kaba, may kaba lang talaga na 'Ito na! Ito na naman!' (I can. There's just jitters, like 'Here we go! Here we go again!)" she told talk show host Boy Abunda on "Tonight with Boy Abunda". "The past few relationships, hindi naman ako kinabahan eh. 'Yung mga huli, sige, game! Laban lang 'yan(With the past few relationships, I wasn't nervous. With the recent ones, okay, game! Fight on)!" Panganiban exclaimed. But now, she shared that she has mellowed and is being more careful. Asked if she was dating again, she answered, "Lum...Keep on reading: Angelica Panganiban on falling in love again: ‘May kaba lang’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Angelica, iwas sa isyu ng buntisan at kasalang John Lloyd-Ellen

Bilib si Judy Ann Santos sa pagiging strong woman ni Angelica Panganiban na una raw niyang nakasama noong bata pa ito at nakita raw niya kung paano ito nag-mature sa dami ng pinagdaanan sa buhay. “Actually, baby-baby ko siya noong baby pa siya,” pahayag ni Juday about her co-star in….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Former UST setter Verutiao debuts with a bang for Arellano U

Arellano University setter Sarah Verutiao didn’t disappoint in her debut for the defending champion Lady Chiefs Thursday in the 93rd NCAA women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Head coach Obet Javier gave the transferee from University of Sto. Tomas full playmaking chores as he rested injured Season 91 Best Setter award winner Rhea Ramirez in the Lady Chiefs’ 25-10, 25-17, 25-13, crushing of Mapua University. Verutiao had 28 excellent sets in Arellano’s 46 attack points while adding six markers in her first game in the NCAA since bolting out of UST two years ago.     “Sinusubukan ko si Sarah, si Rhea pahinga muna,” said Javier. “So hangga’t kaya ni Sara siya muna pero pag di na kaya saka na namin ipapasok si Rhea. Bibigyan ko ng playing time muna si Verutiao ngayon.” Verutiao was thankful for the trust given to him by Javier and the exposure she never had when she last played for the Tigresses in the UAAP Season 77 as an alternate for starter Alex Cabanos. Verutiao failed to make the cut for UST the following season.   “Siguro sabi nga niya lahat ng nangyayari may dahilan. Siyempre sobrang thankful ako sa ibinigay na tiwala hindi lang ni coach pati sa mga teammates ko,” said Verutiao. Ramirez, the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Best Setter, sustained a left shoulder injury Wednesday during team practice. She spent Arellano’s first game on the bench.  With Ramirez sidelined, Verutiao will fill in the role as the Lady Chiefs’ court general. “Hangga’t hindi pa kaya ni Rhea na ikilos ng maayos balikat niya siguro in the meantime ako muna,” said Verutiao, who added that she wanted to make a good first impression when her number was called by Javier. “Sinabi ko na ito na ‘to. Ito na ang pagkakataon ko na maglaro,” she said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

Kevin Alas responds to Coach Louie s Parking pa lang gameplan: 'Hindi na lang ako uuwi ng bahay'

Being the veteran coach that he is, Phoenix head mentor Louie Alas knows a thing or two about preparing for his opponents. And like any good coach, he’s willing to pull out all the stops to neutralize his opponents’ weapons and help his team get an all-important win. All the stops…even if it means trapping one of those said weapons at home. When the All Filipino Conference of the 43rd Season of the PBA resumes action on Sunday, January 7th, Coach Louie’s Phoenix Fuel Masters will be taking on the unbeaten NLEX Road Warriors. One of NLEX’s key guys happens to be Coach Louie’s son Kevin, and already, Coach Louie has a game plan to shut Kevin down. "Ngayon hanggang parking pa lang ita-trap ko na," Coach Louie jokingly said. Well, Kevin isn’t going to take any chances. When asked about his dad’s plan to keep him under ‘house arrest’ so to say, Kevin has a counter-strategy of his own. “Siguro the night before our game, hindi na lang ako uuwi ng bahay,” Kevin told ABS-CBN Sports with a chuckle. “Baka hindi ako palabasin ng bahay eh.” The upcoming father-son matchup also has the Alas household playfully divided, as Kevin shared. “Nung Medya Noche, parang nagbibiruan kami, sabi ko ‘Mom, kanino ka mag-chicheer? NLEX ba o Phoenix?' Phoenix daw siya, then si Kiefer, yung kapatid ko na ten years old, tinanong ko ‘O, saan ka mag-chicheer?’ NLEX sabi niya. 'Ah ganun ah?' sabi ni Dad.” “It’s a light biruan lang naman nung nag-Medya Noche kami. It was fun.” Kevin added. It’ll be all business on Sunday however, when Kevin and NLEX take on Coach Louie and Phoenix at the Big Dome......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

Liham Mula Davao ni Jun Ledesma

 ‘Ibon ma’y umaawit matapos ang bagyo’  ANG TREHEDYA na nangyari sa Lungsod ng Dabaw noon bisperas ng Pasko ay pambihira. Maaga pa lang ay itinaas na ang alarma para sa bagyong Vinta kung saan kasama ang lungsod sa mga daraanan nito. Si Mayor Inday Sara Duterte ay maagap na nagpalabas ng mga paalala sa mga naninirahan sa mga  baybayin, tabi ng mga ilog at mga lugar na tinamaan na noon ng mga pagbaha at binalaan na maging mapagmatiyag at lumikas.  Nang tumama ang Vinta sa kalupaan at nananalasa sa Davao, Surigao, Agusan, Compostela Valley province, ang hangin sa Lungsod ng Dabaw ay kalmado at maagang sumikat ang araw. Pinag-isipan ko sanang ipagpaliban ang tradisiyonal na Christmas Party na isinasagawa para sa mga empleyado ng Mindanao Journal kasama ang ilang mga malalapit na kaibigan sa media ngunit dahil nakagugulat na maganda naman ang panahon, ay napagpasyahan naming na ituloy ito. Kasabay nito ang aking biyenan at aking anak na si Kristine at tatlong apo ay nag datingan din para sa aming Christmas reunion.  Ang dalawa kong anak na lalakeng sina Dante at Ferdinand na naninirahan sa Gem Village sa Ma-a, ay kasama namin sa kasiyahan. Bandang 7:00 ng gabi at isang kapitbahay ang nag text sa kanila na ang tubig-baha ay papasok na sa subdibisyon. Ang kaibigan ni Dante ay tumawag din at nag-aalok ng kaniyang sasakyan para mailipat ang mga importanteng gamit sa mas ligtas na lugar. Agad silang umalis sa party at pumunta sa Ma-a at nang sila ay makarating doon hanggang tuhod na ang tubig baha. Ikinarga nila ang lahat ng kaya nila sa van at agad ding umalis.  Ang aking tahanan ay nasa mas mataas na lugar. Mula sa aming kinalalagyan, dinig ang mayat-mayang sirena at pagdaan ng mga rescue trucks at ambulansiya ng 911. Tumawag ako sa 911 upang itanong kung anong nangyayari. Maagap ang kanilang tugon. “Sir pinasok na ng rumaragasang baha ang Jade Valley” at nagpapatuloy ang rescue operations. Inililikas na rin ang mga nasa Gem Village at nagiikot ang mga opisyal ng barangay upang payuhan ang mga residente na agad ng magsilikas.  Nagulat ako. Ang aking mga anak ay nandoon. Kinuha ko ang aking cellphone  at tinawagan sila. “Dito na kami sa harap ng bahay ninyo Pa,” tugon ni Ferdinand.   Nagpatuloy kami sa aming Christmas dinner at exchanged gifts na may kahalong kaba. Kaya’t nag-pasyang maagang magsi-uwian. Habang inihahatid ko ang aking mga kaibigan sa labas nagsimula ng umambon. Maya-maya pa, Si Allan Abais ng dxAB ay nag text at sinabi na si Secretaty Bong Go ay nasa lugar na ng kalamidad sa Jade Valley at tumutulong sa mga na istranded sa baha na mga residente.  Noon pa man si Secretary Bong ay isang magaling na jet skier at laging kasama sa mga rescue operations.  Ang mga anak ko ay bumalik na uli ng Gem Village sa Ma-a pag sikat ng araw ngunit bumalik din kaagad. Ang buong village ay lubog na sa baha at ang mga tao ay hindi na pinayagang makapasok pa maliban sa mga rescue teams. Sikat na ang araw. Maya-maya pa tumawag ang Club Samal, isang resort sa tabing dagat sa Island Garden City of Samal, upang ipaalam sa akin na  kalmado daw ang dagat at pinayagan na ng coast guard na makatawid ang mga ferry sa pagitan ng Davao at Samal. Nawalan na kami ng pag-asa sa bahay ng aking mga anak sa Gem Village, kaya bumiyahe na kami sa Club Samal na isang bagong-gawang resort at hotel na pagmamay-ari ng aking kaibigan at Chairman ng Davao City Water District, Ed Bangayan.  Habang kami ay nagbibiyahe patungo sa  pier upang tumawid sa Samal Island, ang mga balita tungkol sa baha ay nangunguna pa ring balita sa radyo. Ngunit kinalaunan isang ulat ang pumasok hinggil sa nasusunog na NCCC Mall. Sa alam kong laki at lawak ng gusali hindi ko lubos maisip kung bakit ang mga tao sa ika-apat na palapag ay na-trap at hindi makalabas. Sa katunayan ang mga balita sa radio ay nakatuon ng matagal sa mga binahang village kung saan nagpapatuloy ang rescue operations mula pa ng gabi ng ika 23 ng Disyembre. Kayat nakagugulat na marinig na hindi lang iilan ang nasawi.  Si Pangulong Duterte na noon ay nasa Biliran at sa iba pang panig ng Mindanao ay agad na umuwi upang makita ang lawak ng pinsalang dala ng baha at sunog. Talagang hindi kapanipaniwala ngunit kaharap  ko ang  masakit na reyalidad at katotohanan. Sino nga ba ang makapaniniwalang ang dalawang kalamidad na ito ay mangyayari. Maganda ang lagay ng panahon sa Lungsod ng Dabaw. Ang init ng araw ay matindi. At paanong ang isang gusali gaya ng NCCC mall ay magiging nag lalagablab na patibong?  Napaka-pambihira. Pasko sana at maaring mag diwang dahil nailigtas ang lungsod mula sa bagyo at malakas na ulan na nanalasa sa ibang probinsiya at lungsod na dinaanan nito kung saan kasama sana ang Lungsod ng Dabaw. Lingid sa kaalaman  ng MBA Gaga Davao City ang malakas na ulan na bumuhos sa mga kabundukan kabilang na ang nasa karatig na probinsiya ay bumaba at dumaloy sa Tamugan at Davao River na nag dala ng rumaragasang tubig baha sa mga ilog.  At paano naman ang sunog sa NCCC Mall? Wala akong sagot diyan. Ang masasabi ko lang sa ngayon ay isang seryoso at masusing imbestigasiyon ang dapat maisagawa.  Isang napaka-lungkot na bahagi at pangyayari ito upang isulat lalo na at panahon […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

KG on clutch triple for Bolts: hindi ko sinadya i-board yun

KG Canaleta is a proven sniper in the PBA but even he had to admit that his clutch three-point dagger against his former Blackwater team was a little fluky. With the Elite threatening to steal a victory, Canaleta drilled a booming triple off the glass with 11 seconds to go to give his new team Meralco a six-point lead. The Bolts ended up winning by five points to start the Philippine Cup. "Nakita ko yung oras paubos na eh sakto pagpasa sakin wala na, tinira ko, medyo malakas, hindi ko sinadya i-board yun pero swerte lang siguro," Canaleta said on his clutch triple. "Sa hinaba ko na rin sa liga, naisip ko na hindi mo kailangang manggigil, hindi mo kailangang magmadali. Mas makakamali ka, hindi mo magagawa yung gusto mo kapag gigil ka," he added. KG finished with a strong 25 points, 19 in the second half, to go along with nine rebounds in his first game for Meralco. Reuniting with head coach Norman Black seemed to help KG in making his adjustment process faster than normal. "Nakasama ko naman siya sa Talk 'N Text kaya hindi ako masyadong nahirapan," he said.  "May kaunting pressure kasi maliit kami. Kulang kami sa mga legitimate na bigs so more on outside shots, yun yung ini-improve namin ngayon," Canaleta added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017

Solenn at Nico, hiwalay sa Pasko

Si Solenn Heussaff ang ultimate “It Girl.” Siya at ang asawang si Nico Bolzico ang bumubuo sa isa sa mga pinakapatok na tambalan ngayon. Actress, singer, painter, author, blogger, model at make-up artist -- ilan lang ito sa puwedeng ikabit sa pangalan niya. Pero kung meron pang isang bagay na….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

Paulo, sumabak sa audition bago nakuha sa ‘Larawan’

HINDI ikinakaila ni Paulo Avelino na sumailalim siya ng audition para sa role na Tony Javier sa musical adaptation ng musical play na Ang Larawan which was staged at the Cultural Center of the Philippines at pinagbidahan noon nina Zsa Zsa Padilla, Ricky Davao at Celeste Legaspi in 1997. “Nag-audition….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 9th, 2017

Heaven!

Ate Vi sa pagbibigay ni Luis ng magandang lahi kay Jessy… Ngayon ko lang siya nariringgan ng ganyan SA Amerika magpa-Pasko at magnu-New Year si Maine Mendoza, ayon sa isang source namin. Alam ng fans niyang pumunta siya sa abroad kaya hindi napapanood ngayon sa Eat Bulaga. Ang unang nabanggit… Source link link: Heaven!.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

Angel magiging celebrity bride na ba sa 2018?

Angel Locsin seems to have found her true love. Blooming ngayon ang aktres; lalo na ‘pag kasama niya ang kanyang boyfriend na si Neil Arce. All out na rin siya sa kanyang lovelife dahil malaya na siyang nakakagalaw sa piling ni Neil. Sa New Zealand, obvious na na-enjoy nila ang… Source link link: Angel magiging celebrity bride na ba sa 2018?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2017

Angel magiging celebrity bride na ba sa 2018?

Angel Locsin seems to have found her true love. Blooming ngayon ang aktres; lalo na ‘pag kasama niya ang kanyang boyfriend na si Neil Arce. All out na rin siya sa kanyang lovelife dahil malaya na siyang nakakagalaw sa piling ni Neil. Sa New Zealand, obvious na na-enjoy nila ang….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

UE hopeful that 14-year wait for UAAP Cheerdance medal is over

The UE Pep Squad finished fifth in the past two years of the UAAP Cheerdance Competition. Still, their consistent finish over the previous years only means that their podium absence has extended to 14 years. They want nothing more than to avoid stretching that skid to 15 years. The Recto-based squad’s last podium finish, and so far their best outing, was way back in 2002 when they came up second behind the UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe that would eventually complete an unprecedented five-peat. From 2003 on, UE has been left looking up from the bottom four of the pack and their consistent, albeit modest, two-year run at fifth is already a source of motivation for the team. "Naniniwala kami that every year is a chance to prove we are better from last year," said UE coach Dico Joe Ili in an online interview with ABS-CBN Sports. "Hindi kami titigil hangga’t hindi namin nakukuha ang championship at magpapatuloy pa yun from there." Among their preparations is going back to basics and being more focused on their athlete's conditioning, both physically and mentally, which could help boost how they can perform their routines. "Pinagtuunan lang din namin ng pansin yung strength and power na aspeto ng atleta," Ili bared, "And then we tried harder to improve lalo na sa tumblings at dance." A new battlecry is also rallying UE's cheerdance troops to bring out the best out of each member. "Sabi nga namin ngayon, WE WILL RISE – stronger, fiercer, bolder. We really wanted to show how good they are and happily nano-notice na naman sila," Ili said. Still, members of the UE Pep Squad just want to put on a great spectacle and they're hoping that mentality could help them earn a higher finish this time around. "Sa totoo lang mapakita lang namin ngayon na hindi na kami tutupi magiging masaya na kami. We want to witness the best of what God has offered for us," said Ili. From past shortcomings and delays, and even being undermanned, the UE Pep Squad has had their fair share of problems while preparing. "May lumipat ng team, may mga nadagdag, pero this year kulang kami. 24 lang kami magco-compete," Ili said. “Ang hirap ilagay sa utak ang goal na iisa lang.” But UE is confident it can live out its dream of a higher finish this year because of their intact core and undying belief in each and every one. "Good thing is we are going there. Konti na lang," said Ili. "Happy kami kasi sila-sila pa rin yung kasama naming nag-start when we dreamt for a very good team," he said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 28th, 2017

Waiter-turned-MMA fighter Richard Corminal hopes to be an inspiration to Filipino youth

It's an all too familiar story, especially in the Philippines.  In search of greener pastures and a better life for one's self and family, many Filipinos have decided to take their chances far away from home. Richard Corminal is one such Pinoy who has been able to find better opportunities overseas. "Kasi yung buhay sa atin, medyo mahirap, kaya kailangan magtrabaho sa ibang bansa." Corminal shared with the media during the pre-fight press conference of ONE Championship: Immortal Pursuit in Singapore.  (Life back home is hard, that's why I needed to find work in a different country.) Corminal is one of two Filipinos fighting on the card, Friday night at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. And while he'll be flying the Tricolor come fight night, Malaysia has been home for Corminal for the last six years, where he works as a children's MMA and Muay Thai Instructor.  The Novaliches-native however, hasn't always been about the fight life. Before making a living out fighting and teaching kids, Corminal waited tables back home, and even when he moved to Malaysia.  "Nagtuturo na ako ng mga bata sa gym, pero dati waiter lang ako. Ngayon nagtuturo na ako ng mga bata ng Muay That at MMA." (I teach kids Muay Thai and MMA, but I used to be a waiter.) Corminal says watching Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao sparked his interest in combat sports, but when he got to watch mixed martial arts, he fell in love with the sport.  In Malaysia, Corminal found his way to Muay Thai, and it just grew from there. When the opportunity to make a living out of it came, he felt it was the right time to do so.  " p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #454545} Siguro dahil nabigyan ako ng oras. Siguro ito na yung timing para sa akin, kaya sinungaban ko na." Corminal said. "Nagsimula ako sa Muay Thai, tapos paunti-unti sa boxing, jiu-jitsu, wrestling." (When the opportunity came, I felt that it was the right time for me, so I grabbed it. I began with Muay Thai, then eventually got in to boxing, jiu-jitsu, and wrestling) Now at 35 years old, Corminal is no longer an up-and-coming young prospect. While he does hope to someday reach the heights of Pinoy MMA stars like Eduard Folayang and Eric Kelly, at the end of the day, he hopes to be an inspiration, especially to the Filipino youth.  "Gusto ko lang maging inspirasyon sa kabataan, lalo na sa atin, iwas sa masamang bisyo, ganun." (I just want to be an inspiration for the kids, especially back at home, and draw them away from vices.) While a career in combat sports isn't always lucrative, Corminal says that his decision to move has paid off.  "Medyo nakaluwag-luwag na nag kaunti, nakakasuporta na sa pamilya. Guminhawa na ng onti yung buhay natin." (Things are better now, I can already support the family. Life has gotten a bit more comfortable.) Friday night, Corminal welcomes French standout Arnaud Lepont back to the ONE Championship cage. A win over an established name like Lepont will surely give the Pinoy some exposure, and as long as he keeps finding success, the more he'll be able to provide, and the more he'll become a source of inspiration.     Legends collide as Ben Askren defends his ONE welterweight championship against former ONE lightweight champion Shinya Aoki at ONE: Immortal Pursuit.  Catch the exciting MMA action LIVE on Friday, November 24th, 8:30 PM on S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

Time na niya mag-champion : Joshua Pacio proud of training buddy Danny Kingad

A little over a year ago, ONE Championship strawweight contender Joshua Pacio got the biggest opportunity of his young career so far, when he challenged champion Yoshitaka Naito after just two fights under the ONE banner.  And while Pacio ultimately fell short in his first shot at world title gold, it was still invaluable experience for the 21-year old.  Helping Pacio every step of the way was his close friend and Team Lakay training partner Danny Kingad, who said that he too hopes to walk the same path. "Siya yung partner ko palagi, kaya gusto ko din na maging ganun, tulad ni Joshua, kaya pinag-iigian ko lagi yung training." Kingad said in an interview back in November of 2016.  ("He's always my training partner, that's why I want to be like that, like Joshua. That's why I'm always doing my best in training.") Fast forward about a year later, and Kingad finds himself in nearly the exact same situation.  After just three fights under the ONE Championship banner, the 21-year old Kingad will be facing his biggest test so far in his young career when he challenges reigning flyweight champion Adriano Moraes at ONE: Legends of the World at the Mall of Asia Arena, Friday. This time around, it's Pacio who's doing the supporting and the cheering.  While the two Team Lakay young guns are around the same age, Pacio as a bit more experience, and he knows about the pressures of challenging for the top prize in the game. "Of course, against kay Moraes, co-main event siya, may pressure, lalo na’t dito sa Pilipinas, talagang may pressure yun." Pacio shared with the media. "Pero sinasabi ko nga, pag lumalabas na siya papunta sa cage, hindi na niya maiisip yung pressure kasi maiisip niya, time na niya yun," ("Of course, against Moraes in the co-main event, there's going to be pressure. Especially since the fight's going to be in the Philippines. But I keep telling him, once he walks out to the cage, he won't be feeling the pressure because he'll be thinking that this is his time.") Pacio has nothing but faith in his training partner.  "Alam ko time na niya maging champion." he added.  ("I know that it's his time to become champion.") Kingad's title shot comes somewhat as a surprise, especially after the Team Lakay flyweight had back-to-back fight cancellations.  In the end however, the wait was worth it for Kingad and camp, as it opened up an even bigger opportunity.  Joshua couldn't be any happier for his Team Lakay brother.  "Proud na proud ako kasi kaibigan ko siya, dalawang beses na-cancel yung laro niya, grabe yung training namin dun, tapos napunta lang sa wala yung training namin. Ngayon worth it naman kahit hindi natuloy yung dalawa, kasi title shot naman." ("I'm really proud because he's my friend. His fight got cancelled twice, and we trained so hard for those fights, but it was for nothing. Now, it's all worth it, because while those two fights got cancelled, he ended up getting a title shot anyway.") If all goes according to plan, Kingad could become the third ONE world champion that Team Lakay has produced, joining former featherweight champ Honorio Banario and current reigning lightweight champion Eduard Folayang.    Danny Kingad challenges Adriano Moraes for the ONE Flyweight World Championship at ONE: Legends of the World on Friday,  November 10th at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City, Philippines.  Catch the action LIVE starting at 8:30 PM on S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Seriously, where would LSGH be without Joel Cagulangan?

College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills is back in the Finals of the NCAA Juniors Basketball Tournament. For the first time in four years, the Junior Blazers will have a chance at winning their very first championship. For Inand Fornilos, who posted 16-point, 18-rebound double-double in their conquest of dynastic San Beda High School, Joel Cagulangan was the difference between the two teams – and the difference for the boys from Greenhills throughout the tournament. “Kung wala siya, ewan na lang kung saan kami ngayon. Isa talaga siya sa puso ng team,” he said He then continued, “Pag wala siya, parang magiging imposible. Pag nandun siya, kayang-kaya.” And it wasn’t the first time the five-foot-eight point guard has played big. In the eliminations, he has won for them three games by his lonesome. In Game 1 of the semifinals, against the Red Cubs no less, he had 27 points, six rebounds, and five assists as CSB-LSGH. “Last game, parang natulala na nga lang kami e,” Evan Nelle, his backcourt counterpart, said. Cagulangan was at it again in Game 2, dropping 29 points to go alog with nine assists, nine rebounds, and two steals. “Ang galing, grabe. Ang hirap i-stop. Game plan namin, siya lang din, pero ang galing e,” Nelle said. He then continued, “Contested naman lahat ng shots niya, pero sumu-shoot pa rin.” This, all while playing 52 of the 55 possible minutes in the triple-overtime classic. And for the Junior Blazers’ head coach, this was just the start for their main man. As he put it, “He’s just getting better and better. We haven’t seen the best of him yet.” —- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 7th, 2017

Miyembro ng Coast Guard, ngayon lang ipinagtapat sa misis na sa Marawi siya nadestino

Dahil uwian na at tapos na ang bakbakan sa Marawi City, naipagtapat na rin ng isang miyembro ng Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) sa kaniyang misis kung saan talaga siya nadestino. Source link link: Miyembro ng Coast Guard, ngayon lang ipinagtapat sa misis na sa Marawi siya nadestino.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2017