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PBA: Marcial on Terrence s latest scuffle: 'Mag-ingat siya'

After figuring in yet another controversy, Terrence Romeo had another talk with PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial. Romeo, after TNT's elimination in the 2018 Commissioner's Cup courtesy of San Miguel Wednesday, was involved in a bar fight early Thursday morning. [Related: Terrence Romeo, group involved in Quezon City bar fight] Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incident and no criminal charges were filed as both involved parties settled their differences. For his part, Commissioner Marcial just gave Romeo a gentle reminder. 10 days ago, Terrence was also part of the ugly brawl between Gilas Pilipinas and the Boomers at the Philippine Arena. "Sabi niya Comm nandun lang ako sa loob, bigla ako tinapik sa dibdib. Sabay na-arm lock siya so pumalag siya, pumiglas siya. Tapos nagpuntahan sila sa presinto, nagka-ayos na sila kasi humingi ng tawad yung naka-away ni Terrence. Nag-sorry daw so sabi naman ni Terrence na sige okay na," Marcial said Thursday at the MOA Arena. PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial on Terrence Romeo's latest controversy #PBA2018 | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/U3gyO2cIeI — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) July 12, 2018 "Sabi ko naman na mag-ingat siya sa ganung sitwasyon, lalo na parang celebrity yung dating niya. Okay naman daw, sabi niya hindi naman siya sumuntok," he added. Romeo likewise tweeted an update Thursday, saying he didn't do anything and both camps are good already. im in my house right now. Im not held up in any prison or station. No need to make a fuss. Watch the cctv i believe its somewhere in social media right now.I didnt do anything.Let the video speak for itself.Anyway both camps are okay naman na. Goodnight😊 — Terrence Romeo (@tbvromeo) July 12, 2018   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnJul 12th, 2018

Marcial reminds Romeo: Be careful in public

PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial told Terrence Romeo to be more careful the next time he's around risky situations in public. The TNT KaTropa guard got involved in a scuffle Thursday early morn.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Romeo walang pake, Maker nagpasensya

WALANG tatalo sa crossover ni Terrence Romeo, hindi umubra kahit ang flying kick ni 7-foot-1 Thon Maker ng Australia. Sa riot ng Gilas Pi­lipinas-Australia, Lunes ng gabi sa Philippine Arena sa Bocaue, lumilipad ang mahabang tuhod at paa ni Maker. Parang galing pa sa runway, may buwelo. Nilundag siya para mabigyan ni Jayson Castro. Sumunod si Romeo, mula sa likod ay… link: Romeo walang pake, Maker nagpasensya.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Angel mas bagay pa rin na Darna

Dahil sa IG post ni Angel Locsin kung saan ipinakita niya ang action scene sa isang movie ngayon, hindi tuloy maiwasan ng mga netizen ang mag-comment tungkol kay Liza Soberano na siyang pumalit sa kanya sa latest adventure ni Darna. Direktang sinabi nga ng isang nag-comment na sana raw ay siya pa rin ang maging Darna dahil kaya naman na… link: Angel mas bagay pa rin na Darna.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Surging San Miguel survives TNT in heated matchup

San Miguel Beer overcame a tense affair and took down TNT, 99-94, to move into a tie in fourth place in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. The game saw four players get ejected. TNT's Terrence Romeo and San Miguel's Marcio Lassiter got tossed after they got into a verbal spat late in the first half. Beermen forward Arwind Santos and KaTropa's Anthony Semerad were also thrown out of the game, this time in the fourth quarter, after the two exchanged elbows during a scuffle. "I give my salute to Arwind and Marcio because they showed that they will give their all for the team and they will go into a rumble if necessary," said Beermen head coach Leo A...Keep on reading: Surging San Miguel survives TNT in heated matchup.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Katrina, tigang sa lalaki

... aktres, palaban pa rin sa hubaran! PALABAN pa rin si Katrina Halili sa latest pictorial niyang suot ang backless na swimsuit sa kanyang Instagram. Patunay na kahit may anak pa siya, eh, kaya pa rin niyang magpainit ng dugo ng mga kalalakihan, huh! Of course, ang pagiging matapang magbalandra….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

PVL: ABS-CBN Sports taps BDL as regular PVL analyst

While Bea De Leon is yet to decide on whether to play or forego her last playing year with Ateneo de Manila University, the Lady Eagles standout seems to be enjoying volleyball from a different perspective. The 22-year-old middle did a great job Wednesday in her debut as livestream broadcast analyst in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Season 2. With her long experience playing the sport, De Leon was able to give on point explanations and dissect the action during the match between Tacloban and Iriga-Navy.   “Nakakanerbyos talagang ninerbyos ako the whole time pero masaya siya actually,” said De Leon after her stint. “It was a great experience. It’s a new experience for me.” De Leon is looking to do more stints like this in the future. “Well if the opportunity presents itself and I’m not too bad at it then why not ‘di ba?” she said. Well, good news for all you BDL fans. De Leon will be a regular analyst for the PVL’s livestream broadcast. De Leon is the latest volleyball personality tapped by ABS-CBN Sports to join the game panel as regular analysts after Adamson University coach Air Padda and Lady Eagles mentor Oliver Almadro. Two more volleyball personalities – another player and a coach – are set to go onboard. De Leon may be taking her time to think about her decision for UAAP Season 81 but who knows, maybe her analyst gig could help her lean towards suiting up for her swan song with the Lady Eagles.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

PBA: After scuffle with Slaughter, Belo feels the love from Ginebra fans

BINAN, LAGUNA - In a rare show of emotion, Mac Belo had some sort of intense interaction with Greg Slaughter on Friday at the Alonte Sports Arena here.  Late in the third quarter of their matchup, Blackwater's Belo and Ginebra's Slaughter got entangled during a rebounding sequence.  Afterwards, the two exchanged words before walking away from one another.  Not long after, though, Belo went right back at Slaughter and the former flashed fingers – the particulars of which are up for debate – right at the face of the latter.  The Elite sophomore was slapped with a technical foul for second motion.  Asked about the intense interaction after the game, the usually stoic Belo answered, "Part of the game na lang. Siyempre, malaki siya so siguro, napasok lang sa isip ko na kasi, siyempre, natamaan din ako e."  He made it clear, however, that even with the Gin Kings all-out domination that eventually ended as a 105-91 win, what happened on the court stays on the court. "Yun lang yun. Wala lang yun," he expressed.  Still, right after the intense interaction and right until the final buzzer, Belo became the target of jeers from the obviously pro-Ginebra crowd.  And so, each and every time he touched the ball, several hecklers could be heard shouting sweet nothings at him. Reacting to all those, he said, "Wala. Hindi ko na pinansin. Nag-ano lang naman sila..."  He then paused before finishing his sentence, "...Paglalambing lang."   What matters for the Blackwater star now is that he and his side finally get going as they are winless through five games. "Ngayon, kailangan namin I-build yung character namin as winners. Kailangan naming mag-improve as a team with (new head coach) Bong [Ramos]," he said.  He then continued, "Kailangan buo kami, nasa isang page lang kami. Yun yung iwo-work namin."  ---  Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

PBA: Globalport takes first win in post-Terrence Romeo era

Globalport's new era is underway. The Batang Pier picked up their first win post-Terrence Romeo, a close 86-85 decision over Meralco in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Friday at the Big Dome. With Stanley Pringle hitting clutch free throws, Globalport took an 86-82 lead with 2.8 seconds to go. It was enough to hold on even as Chris Newsome made a last-second triple to seal the finaly tally. "We're struggling, especially Stanley kasi may nararamdaman siyang injury," head coach Pido Jarencio said. "Buti ngayon, naka-pick up siya nung fourth quarter. I'll take it. A win is a win," he added. The Batang Pier had to scrap their way against the Bolts in this one, as the game was close since the opening tip. But with Prinle leading the charge, Globalport got some room in the fourth to hold off Meralco. Import Malcolm White paced the Batang Pier with 27 points and 17 rebounds while Stanley added 17, 13 in the final period. Sean Anthony was good for another 15 points for Globalport. Meanwhile, playing their second game in three days took its toll on the Bolts as the team sturggled offensively, shooting only 41.3 percent from the field. KG Canaleta was the only one with the hot hand, firing a game-high 28 points. Arinze Onuaku, still recovering from a stomach virus, got 21 points and 13 boards. No other Meralco player scored in double figures and the Bolts dropped to 1-1 for the conference.     The Scores: GLOBALPORT 86 — White 27, Pringle 17, Anthony 15, Araña 7, Nabong 6, Grey 5, Teng 3, Elorde 2, Gabayni 2, Viernes 2, Guinto 0, Sargent 0. MERALCO 85 — Cañaleta 28, Onuaku 21, Caram 9, Newsome 9, Amer 8, Hodge 6, Hugnatan 2, Salva 2, Dillinger 0, Sedurifa 0. Quarters: 23-25, 45-44, 63-65, 86-85.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

PBA: From backcourt buddies to opponents: Terrence Romeo found matchup with Stanley Pringle weird

The opening day of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup surely did not lack drama.  Numerous altercations, physical play, and face-offs defined the events of the first day of the second conference of the first professional league in Asia. And of course, high drama was expected between the PBA's top scorer Terrence Romeo, who made his debut for the TNT KaTropa by facing his former team of five years, the Globalport Batang Pier. When it was time to defend the former #1 pick, Romeo experienced something different, and perhaps took time to realize the full extent of what was happening.  "Sabi ko nga sa kanya, weird yung nangyayari ngayon. Ang tagal na tayong dalawa na usually, hinahanap yung isa’t-isa, ngayon, ka-bantayan tayo." The former FEU standout found it weird to be facing his backcourt buddy Stanley Pringle for the first time as opponents, but noted that their relationship goes beyond the hardwood. "Pero ayun, tumawa lang siya. Ano naman yun eh, isa sa pinaka-close friend ko sa Globalport – napakabait na player on and off the court." This reporter noted that Romeo seems to harbor no ill will towards his teammates, as he exchanged pleasantries with his former teammates shortly after both teams entered the court for shootaround. “Siguro oo naman, pero yun naman ang buhay ng PBA player eh; hindi namin alam kung san kami mapupunta or hindi namin alam kung san kami next. Ang importante, kung nasan kami, maging professional kami, ibigay namin best namin, yung makakaya namin." --   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary.     .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

PBA: Terrence questions officiating after three straight TOs: Ewan ko kung saan planeta siya nag-referee before, eh wala akong magagawa

While Terrence Romeo got the last laugh in facing his former team Sunday in the PBA Commissioner's Cup, it wasn't all fun and games for the Bro. Terrence struggled from the field, shooting only 30 percent from the field for 11 points. He also had five turnovers, and three of them came in succession late in the fourth quarter. Romeo was called for back-to-back double dribble violations. The third one was a travel. All of them happened in about 30 seconds of game time. Terrence was not happy. "Siguro may nakikita yung referee na talagang nakikita niya siguro yung galing sa ibang planeta eh," he said. If Arwind Santos has his comments about mysterious shadows, it seems like Terrence is dealing with aliens. Still, Romeo vowed to just adjust next time. "Hindi ko alam kung ano, so siguro next time, mag-aadjust ako, kasi ewan ko kung sang planeta siya nag-referee before, eh wala akong magagawa," he added. "Pero di bale, adjust na lang ako, sana maka-pasyal ako sa planeta nila next time," Terrence added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 22nd, 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......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

‘Heartthrob’ Terrence Romeo feted as Number 1 cager

MANILA, Philippines — His explosive performances have turned him into the latest darling of Philippine basketball. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

PSA to honor Romeo

HIS explosive performances have turned him into the latest darling of Philippine basketball. Terrence Romeo, the GlobalPort star who captivated fans with his scoring feats in the PBA, also sizzled in the international stage to help Gilas Pilipinas’ campaigns last year. During the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup, Romeo unleashed 26….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

20 players show up for latest Gilas practice

A total of 20 players showed up for Gilas Pilipinas practice Monday at the Meralco Gym, the national team's third session this year. For the main Gilas roster, Kiefer Ravena was the first to show up, joining San Miguel star June Mar Fajardo in training. Kevin Alas, Troy Rosario, Jio Jalalon, RR Pogoy, Mac Belo, Carl Bryan Cruz, Jayson Castro, and team captain Jayson Castro were also in attendance. For the #23for23 pool, CJ Perez and Thirdy Ravena were on deck, joining Juan Gomez De Liano, Isaac Go, Matt Nieto, Abu Tratter, J-jay Alejandro, Arvin Tolentino, Will Gozum, and Joshua Sincair. Also in attedance was head coach Chot Reyes, who missed last week's practice. PBA OIC Willie Marcial was watching as well. Castro, CBC, and Sinclair were in attendance but didn't participate in drills. Missing for the third straight week is Alaska's Calvin Abueva. For the rest of the main roster, Japeth Aguilar, Matthew Wright, Raymond Almazan, Allein Maliksi were also out.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

Palace: Napoles claim vs Drilon over P5-M donation must be probed

The latest expos of alleged pork barrel mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles against Sen. Franklin Drilon should be investigated,Malacaangsaid Monday.   In Saturday's interview with broadcaster Erwin Tulfo which some parts were aired Monday on PTV-4, Napoles claimed she gave a campaign donation to Drilon amounting to P5 million during the 2010 presidential elections.   "Kilala niya (Drilon) po ako at sa katunayan po nagbigay po ako ng donations nung election, nung tumakbo po siya nung 2010 elections," Napoles told Tulfo.   (Drilon knows me and I even gave donations during the election, when he ran in the 2010 elections.)   Asked how much she gave t...Keep on reading: Palace: Napoles claim vs Drilon over P5-M donation must be probed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

Don’t expect to see Terrence Romeo with Globalport this month, with Gilas next month

Terrence Romeo stayed on the court for nearly an hour after Globalport wrapped up its practice on Friday at the Greenmeadows Gym in Pasig. However, that seems to be the most action the Batang Pier star will be seeing anytime soon. Romeo said that remains no timetable for his return and that it is unlikely he will be back on the court this month. “’Di ko pa nakikitang kaya ko this January. Malabo,” he told reporters. The high-scoring guard is recovering from a knee injury and is yet to suit up this season. According to him, his knee is far from a hundred percent. “Tumatakbo ako konti-konti and nararamdaman ko yung pressure (sa tuhod), masakit. Ayokong pilitin,” he said. He also said that it isn’t just his knee that has been affected, but his conditioning as well. As he put it, “Medyo nawala ako sa shape nung nakalipas na buwan kaya kelangan ko rin magpapayat nang konti para pagbalik ko, hindi mapupunta lahat ng pressure sa tuhod ko. “ Along with missing out more than half of Globalport’s elimination round schedule, Romeo’s injury will also sideline him from the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers in February. Gilas will be resuming training on Monday for a looming showdown with fellow undefeated team Australia in its home court on February 22. Romeo said that he has already informed coach Chot Reyes about his status. “Actually, nakausap ko si coach last month and sinabi ko nang kung pwedeng bigyan ako ng chance na makapag-try out ulit, pero after February na,” he said. He then continued, “Si coach Chot naman, ‘di siya nagko-close ng opportunity para sa kahit kaninong tao kaya nung in-open ko yun, sabi niya, of course, open pa rin yung pool.” Of course, the former UAAP MVP said that when that time comes, he knows full well he has to earn a spot. “Siyempre, kelangan ko maging deserving by that time. Kung magiging deserving ako by that time, makikita naman nila yun. Kung di naman ako deserving, maiintindihan ko naman din yun,” he said. He then continued, “Sisiguraduhin kong by (the next window), magiging healthy ako and kundisyon para 100 percent ako na makapag-tryout para sa pool.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Belangel does it all against Bullpups as Blue Eaglets remain unscathed

Ateneo de Manila High School remains the lone unbeaten team in the UAAP 80 Men’s Basketball Tournament. And following a 64-49 dismantling of Nazareth School of National University on Saturday at the Filoil Flying V Centre, the Blue Eaglets now have convincing victories versus all other contenders. SJ Belangel spearheaded the Katipunan blitz to begin the game which had them racing to a 19-5 edge after the first quarter. It was also the graduating guard’s back-to-back assists to Angelo David and then to Jason Credo that capped off a 7-0 burst that built up the biggest lead of the game for Ateneo, 36-13, late in the second quarter. By halftime, the Blue Eaglets were still ahead thanks to Belangel’s 13 points, six assists, three steals, and two rebounds as well as the rim protection of Kai Sotto who had six blocks and five boards. With the 7-foot-1 Sotto patrolling the paint, Rhayyan Amsali, Terrence Fortea, and Paul Manalang could not get going and combined for 0-of-13 shooting. Still, the Bullpups didn’t quit and neared to 48-58 inside the last four minutes only to see two dishes from the Ateneo captain again lead to two baskets. That kept Belangel – who wound up with 14 points, eight assists, seven rebounds, and four steals – and company ahead for good and also kept their perfect record intact after six games. “We’re talking it one game at a time. We want to stay focused,” head coach Joe Silva said Dave Ildefonso also added a 12-point, 12-rebound double-double while Sotto chipped in 12 rebounds and eight blocks on top of six points. Without a doubt, though, it was defense that won the game for the Blue Eaglets as they stymied their opponents into missing 59 of their 78 attempts. “Again, it’s all about defense. Dun talaga kami naka-focus this year,” Silva sais. This latest win adds erstwhile undefeated NU to Ateneo’s list of fallen contenders that already included Far Eastern University-Diliman and University of Sto. Tomas. No Bullpup was in double-digits as they suffered their first setback. In the first game, UST got for itself a mighty rebound, throttling De La Salle Zobel, 83-72. CJ Cansino kept his double-double-streak in the season going with 23 points, 15 rebounds, and four assists in this one. Kobe Palencia also had 16 markers, five boards, and five dimes to help the Tiger Cubs improve to 4-2. The Junior Archers had their two-game win run get snapped as they drop to 2-4. RC Calimag showed the way for them with 14 points. Defending champion FEU-Diliman also got a bounce back win by pounding on University of the Philippines Integrated School, 90-63. L-Jay Gonzales had 15 points, seven rebounds, five assists, and four steals in just 20 minutes to show the Baby Tamaraws the way to 3-3. RJ Abarrientos contributed 12 markers, nine dimes, and six boards of his own. Matt Santiago’s career-high 23 points, on the other hand, were all for naught as the Junior Maroons dropped to 1-5. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME UST 83 – Cansino 23, Palencia 16, Baquial 11, Benzonan 9, Dolendo 8, Lina 5, Anunciacion 5, Manabat 4, Dela Cruz 2, Co 0, Biag 0 DLSZ 72 – Calimag 14, Santos 13, Pascual 11, Cortez 10, Bonalos 7, Vesagas 6, Damiles 5, Terrado 3, Cosejo 3, Buncayo 0, Carlos 0, Escandor 0, Barcuma 0, Udal 0 QUARTER SCORES: 23-10, 44-23, 65-51, 83-72 SECOND GAME ATENEO 64 – Belangel 14, Ildefonso 12, Manuel 10, Credo 9, Sotto 6, Angeles 6, David 4, Diaz 2, Chiu 1, Jaymalin 0, Santos 0, Gusi 0, Lopa 0 NU 49 – Fortea 9, Oczon 8, Minerva 7, Pradella 8, Amsali 6, Javillonar 4, Gonzales 3, Malonzo 2, Felicida 2, Pangilinan 1, Manalang 0, Coyoca 0 QUARTER SCORES: 19-5, 36-17, 50-34, 64-49 THIRD GAME FEU-DILIMAN 90 – Gonzales 15, Abarrientos 12, Alforque 10, Armendez 10, Ona 10, Tolentino 7, Celso 6, Bautista 6, Sajonia 6, Boc 4, Escoto 2, Escarda 2, Torres 0, Barasi 0, Mariano 0, Libago 0 UPIS 63 – Santiago 23, Vergiere 11, Labao Ral 8, Tupaz 7, Labao Raf 5, Estrera 3, Gregorio 3, Dimaculangan 3, Villa-real 0, Condalor 0, Gomez de Liano 0 QUARTER SCORES: 22-9, 50-21, 70-37, 90-63 —- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 9th, 2017

Globalport ready for Philippine Cup with or without Terrence Romeo

Globalport's undisputed alpha is Terrence Romeo. But with the Bro on the mend after a knee injury, the Batang Pier will start their 2018 Philippine Cup campaign without their undispusted alpha. Fortunately, it seems like Globalport is still up to the task. After all, Stanley Pringle is still there and the guy is pretty much 1A to Terrence's 1 in terms of status with the team. Also, head coach Pido Jarencio, who took over from Franz Pumaren after the latter went on a leave of absence, believes that the Batang Pier are ready with or without the Bro. "Wala naman problema, kung ready na si Terrence, ang team is ready na rin for him. Naka-prepare na rin naman lahat kami," Jarencio said. "Kung si Terrence wala, still we're ready. Pagdating ni Terrence, malaking bagay makakatulong siya. Kung wala si Terrence, okay din kami kasi ready naman," he added. While Terrence has no definite timetable for a return, he's definitely not playing again this year and will most likely suit up by January 2018. Good thing Globalport only will only play one official PBA game for the rest of the year. "Siya yun eh, sabi niya [Romeo] by January [okay] na siya," Jarencio said. "First game naman namin is December 25, for sure second game namin January na. Kung babalik si Terrence in a month or three weeks from now, okay pa rin kami dahil syempre kailangan ma-condition pa rin siya," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

Becoming champion in your third year is a Nieto family tradition

Three decades ago, Ateneo de Manila University won its very first championship in the UAAP Men’s Basketball Tournament. Now in 2017, Ateneo just won its first title since its fantastic five-peat. Three decades ago, third-year player Jet Nieto was a key cog in that very first championship. Now in 2017, Nieto remains a big part of that latest title – and not just one Nieto, but two Nietos. Nieto twins Matt and Mike, also playing in their third year, are now celebrating their first championship in the UAAP Seniors after helping the Blue Eagles top archrival De La Salle University last Sunday. They follow in the footsteps of their father Jet who was a contributor in Katipunan Avenue’s first-ever Finals win in 1987. And so, 30 years apart, Nieto father and sons are champions. However, the Nieto father can say something his sons cannot – not yet, at least. “Sabi ni daddy, ‘di ko pa siya natatalo kasi siya, back-to-back. Ako (at si Mike), first pa lang,” Matt said through chuckles. Jet and the Ateneo of his time won two championships in a row in 1987 and 1988. Matt and Mike can match the feat of their father a year from now – with the help of a Blue Eagle side that will remain mostly intact, of course. Whatever happens, though, the now 51-year-old elder Nieto is always proud of his 19-year old twins. “He’s really proud of us. Lagi niyang sinasabi sa amin yun,” Matt shared. As it turns out, even before Matt and Mike were able to hoist their first Seniors trophy, their father had already told them that they were going to make it happen. As Matt narrated, “He actually wrote us a letter (in the morning of Game 3) and that really inspired us to play. He just told me he believed in me and he knew I’ll make the right decisions.” He then continued, “Sinabi niya, parang, ‘Mr. Big Shot, I know you’ll do it. Make me proud, son.’” For the twins, that meant so much – especially because doing something like that was out of character for the elder Nieto. “Actually, to be honest, si daddy kasi, umalis agad tapos ‘di na niya kami nakita (nung morning ng Game 3) so nagsulat na lang siya ng letter. Nagulat nga kami kasi parang ‘di naman gumagawa si daddy nang ganun,” Mike said. He then continued, “Sinabi lang niya dun yung dream namin when we were like five or six-years-old habang pinapanood si Larry Fonacier. Pangarap namin ni Matt na one day, we will win a championship against La Salle.” That, Matt and Mike did and from then to now, Jet Nieto always knew his sons had it in them. “What a way to win it in Game 3, do-or-die tapos against our archrival. Ang sarap,” Mike said. With that, 30 years apart, Nieto father and sons are champions. And in 30 years, another Nieto – or even Nietos again – may very well win another title for Ateneo. “Sana, lalaki rin muna (maging anak namin). Of course, tuturuan namin yun,” Matt said, talking about the possibility that his or Mike’s children would continue their legacy. He then continued, “Iba yung blood line ng Nieto e. We never give up.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 4th, 2017

Cathy Garcia-Molina on John Lloyd Cruz being a father: ‘It’s about time’

Blockbuster director Cathy Garcia-Molina feels that should it be true that actor and good friend John Lloyd Cruz is responsible for the rumored pregnancy of sexy actress Ellen Adarna, she is simply happy for him. Select bloggers and members of the entertainment press caught up with Molina at a conference for her latest movie, "Unexpectedly Yours", Thursday. "Well, it's about time!" is the first thing she said when asked to comment about the issue. Given that Cruz is of age and has established himself especially financially, he can now settle down anytime and have a family of his own. "Ilang taon na si Lloydie eh, matanda na siya eh, eh ako nga 33 nanganak eh, yaan mo na s...Keep on reading: Cathy Garcia-Molina on John Lloyd Cruz being a father: ‘It’s about time’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2017