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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

PBA: No grudge match vs. TNT as Romeo to sit out anew for SMB

TNT and San Miguel on Sunday will still be a big game but it will be missing one major link that connects both teams. Terrence Romeo is expected to once again sit out for the Beermen as he continues to recover from an ankle injury sustained during his debut and season-opener with San Miguel. Romeo of course was the star guard traded to San Miguel in the offseason. He was reportedly forced out of TNT after just two conferences with the team. "No Terrence since he got his ankle injury," San Miguel head coach Leo Austria said when asked about the status of Romeo. "He wasn't able to practice with us, never pa since nagka-injury but everyday nagte-therapy siya," he added. Initial advice from doctors was to let Terrence rest for a week. That full week has passed but Romeo and the Beermen would naturally not want to force it, even if a grudge match against the KaTropa is on the horizon. "I think he wants to be back 100 percent because everybody is expecting him to do well," Austria said. In his first and only game for the Beermen so far, Romeo finished with seven points and four assists in just 12 minutes, exiting the Columbian game early a couple of weeks back because of his injury.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 26th, 2019

PBA: Miranda fined P30k, suspended 1 game

Mike Miranda’s latest shenanigans have been met with strong consequences right off the bat. For his late hit on Phoenix’s Justin Chua late in TNT’s overtime loss last Saturday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo, Miranda has been fined P30,000 and suspended one game by PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial. With the Fuel Masters closing in on an overtime victory, Miranda practically punched Chua in the stomach following a made basket. The new TNT forward was promptly hit with a disqualifying foul and was ejected. On Monday, the Commissioner’s office slapped Miranda with a hefty fine and an automatic suspension. Miranda will now miss the KaTropa’s next game Wednesday against NLEX, his former team. TNT is sitting at 0-2 in the 2019 Philippine Cup.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 21st, 2019

San Miguel slams Compton s kawawa ang liga comment on Romeo s trade

MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel called out Alex Compton for making "unnecessary remarks" he made regarding the team's latest acquisition of PBA star Terrence Romeo. In a story by Inquirer's Denison Dalupang , the Alaska head coach was quoted saying "kawawa ang liga" when he talked about Christian Standhardinger and Romeo joining ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

PBA: Marcial to look at previous decisions in Parks case

PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial says that the league will use decisions in the past to shed some light on the situation of Bobby Ray Parks. Parks, the son of Ray Parks Sr., a former PBA standout, is still under contract with San Miguel Alab Pilipinas, which just began its campaign in the ninth season of the Asean Basketball League (ABL). The 6’4” guard is also a two-time reigning Local MVP of the multi-country league, and will remain with the team until the end of the season. It is similar to the situation of last seasons number one overall pick Christian Standhardinger, who honored his commitment with the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions until their elimination in the ABL semifinals against Alab. "Titignan namin kung may precedent yun, tapos apply natin kay Parks. Pinapa-check ko sa legal natin, kay Atty. Melvin Mendoza, kung napagusapan sa Board yun," Marcial said. "Ang rights niya na kay Blackwater, nagbigay ng tender offer. Kailangan anuhin yun ni Parks, paguusapan na lang kung paano yung laro niya sa ABL." Though Blackwater Gov. Silliman Sy would have wanted the second overall pick in this year's PBA Rookie Draft to suit up in the Philippine Cup, he is bracing for the worst-case scenario, waiting for the guard to see action later during the Commissioner's Cup. However, if San Miguel decides to release Parks early, the team will just have to let Marcial's office to decide on the matter. "I did talk with Ray and he will also respect the commissioner's decision. Lahat naman doon. Ang statement lang niya very clearly is, "Boss, when I applied for the rookie draft, sa page 2 nakalagay doon yung 'Do you have any existing commitment?' 'Yes, I have an existing contract with Alab in the ABL league to end sometime in May.'" Malinaw din siya, nakasaad naman yun to be fair with the boy," Sy said.   "We wait and see the next coming days kung ano ang decision ni commissioner. Pero Blackwater, with open arms, we would like him to play lalo ngayong kulang kami sa height." __ Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

PBA: Terrence’s troubled past not an issue to SMB

Terrence Romeo’s past will have nothing to do with his present situation over at San Miguel as far as head coach Leo Austria is concerned. By now, it’s no secret that Romeo had some bad exits with his former teams in Globalport and TNT. None of that matters now that Terrence is a member of the Beermen. “What happened to his last two teams ano, it’s already in the past and we’re not thinking about it,” Austria said on Romeo. “What we’re thinking about is his present, his present situation right here,” he added. Romeo has been welcomed with open arms over at San Miguel and the Beermen just mostly want him to fit in with an estbalished system. San Miguel now wants to win with Romeo and Terrence’s integration to the Beermen has already started. “What we want from his is to work hard with the team and follow the system,” Austria said of Romeo. “He should learn how to have a good relationship with his teammates dahil we know he’s a strong player but he cannot win by himself,” he added. This early, Romeo seems to be making a good impression on the Beermen. Regardless of his supposed attitude problems, Terrence’s work ethic is second to none in the PBA and San Miguel finally saw it up close and personal after Romeo joined the team in practice. “Makikita mo talagang very impressive,” Austria said. “He has a different work ethic eh, his passion in playing basketball is really high. Makikita mo na siguro nung pinanganak siya may kasama nang bola eh,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

PBA: San Miguel finally welcomes Terrence Romeo to the fold

San Miguel’s latest star has arrived. Guard Terrence Romeo finally joined the Beermen in practice Thursday at the Acropolis Gym and went straight to work, running sets with the reigning four-time PBA Philippine Cup Champions. Romeo was sent to San Miguel two weeks ago from TNT for Brian Heruela and David Semerad plus a future first round pick. Thursday is his first official practice with the team. BRO 👀 @tbvromeo #PBA2019 | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/bWtCdNkQTc — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) January 3, 2019 Terrence joins a loaded backcourt in San Miguel with old reliables Chris Ross, Marcio Lassiter, and Alex Cabagnot. Romeo also has the luxury of finding June Mar Fajardo, Arwind Santos, and Christian Standhardinger on offense. After a terrible breakup with Globalport, the team that drafted him into the PBA, Romeo didn’t last long with TNT.  Terrence only lasted two conferences with the KaTropa before he found himself as a member of the Beermen. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

Terrence Romeo tells Leo Austria: ‘I don’t care if I’m starting or not, I just want to win’

MANILA, Philippines---San Miguel Beer head coach Leo Austria is already licking his chops in anticipation of the arrival of Terrence Romeo, the latest addition to the star-studded Beermen roster built around reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo. Romeo to San Miguel Beer after a failed experiment at TNT was given the go-signal by the PBA on Wednesday and the idea of having another deadly scorer at his disposal had Austria mixing and matching potential lineups in his head. "I can put him off the bench or make him a starter. It really depends on the game," Austria told INQUIRER.net on Wednesday. But one thing is for sure, Austria said Romeo couldn't care any less whether he's part o...Keep on reading: Terrence Romeo tells Leo Austria: ‘I don’t care if I’m starting or not, I just want to win’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

PBA Finals: Barroca claims no sanctions yet over Banchero hit

Magnolia Hotshots guard Mark Barroca says he has not been sanctioned yet over his hit on Chris Banchero's groin area in the late stages of the PBA Governors' Cup Finals Game 5 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. Barroca was caught by television cameras hitting Banchero in the crown jewels during a dead-ball situation below six minutes to go in the fourth quarter. The Filipino-Italian floor general writhed in pain for some time before being helped to the bench. The two had been earlier called for a double technical for extra motion during similar dead ball situations. "No sanctions. No fine," Barroca bluntly said after a brief meeting with PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial. The former PBA Finals MVP also shared that he and Banchero are friends off the court but the intensity of the game led to making people see things otherwise. "Wala naman siguro nangyari na yun e. Di pagkakaintindihan na nangyari yun, di naman sa inano ko yung insidente na yun pero game yun e. Di maiiwasan din. Siguro talo kami ngayon bounce back nalang." Even though they butted heads during the game, the two exchanged pleasantries after the final buzzer, perhaps an indication that there were no hard feelings. "Kinongrats ko pa nga siya eh. Nice game. Ganun talaga sa loob magaaway pero sa labas magkakaibigan kami." See Barroca's statement here: Mark Barroca explains his side on the incident with Chris Banchero. #PBA2018 • @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/OLZrVrKb7A — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) December 12, 2018   __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Guiao to name Gilas pool for upcoming Fiba window next week

Cebuano giants June Mar Fajardo and Greg Slaughter are expected to rejoin Gilas Pilipinas when head coach Yeng Guiao names his latest national team pool during a meeting with the PBA Board of Governors next Tuesday. The Philippines begins the next window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers with a pair of home games at Mall of Asia Arena against Kazakhstan on November 30 and Iran on December 3. "Of course, the PBA governors want to know who will be the players in the pool for these players to be notified. The board also wants to know the program and the practices but for sure, the PBA will lend any of the players called," said PBA commissioner Willie Marcial in a story posted on th...Keep on reading: Guiao to name Gilas pool for upcoming Fiba window next week.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

UAAP: Marvin Lee s routine? 500 shots before every UST practice

Marvin Lee caught fire in the latest victory of University of Santo Tomas over University of the East in UAAP Season 81 action, Sunday afternoon. Scoring 30 points from eight three-pointers, Lee led UST's breakaway in the first half and never looked back. All of Lee's 18 attempts from the field were from beyond the arc and he made eight of them. When UST was prodded about Lee's hot game, it was revealed that he is one of the most hardworking players in the team who do things beyond what is required of him. "Kung titignan niyo si Marvin, call time namin, 12 or 1 o'clock, before mag start yung regular practice namin siguro naka-mahigit 500 shots na ito everyday," head coach Aldin Ayo boasted about his impressive ward. "So kung ano man ginawa ni Marvin, siya gumawa nun. As I've said, coaches should not take credit on the achievements of the playes," Ayo added. Apparently, Lee has been doing a lot of extra work everyday focusing on his shooting range. "Hindi ko rin binibilang eh. Every day, 10-10-10 hanggang sa mapagod na lang ako. 10-10-10, tuloy-tuloy lang ako. Ang gusto kong sinasabi ni Coach [Aldin] lagi sa akin, 'wag akong ma-bored kung ano ginagawa ko," Lee shared. That kind of repetition in Lee's routine resulted to an impressive shooting touch. In the game, Lee did not need even think about his shots. He just takes it, and swish it goes. Muscle memory. "Ine-enjoy ko lang ginagawa ko. Sinunod ko lang yung ginagawa ko everyday," he added. In addition, this is also the first time in the season that Lee's backcourt partner Renzo Subido did not see action. Subido sat out due to injuries on both feet. In their loss against National University seven days ago, it was these two guards that took turns with the offensive burden. But this time, with Lee alone, he felt the need to fill up the charts for his injured teammate. "Naging inspiration ko na rin si Renzo kasi sabi ni Coach [Aldin], big factor sa amin si Renzo kasi isa siya sa umii-score sa amin, so kailangan may mag extra work sa amin. Pupunan lang namin kung ano yung tinatrabaho ni Renzo, dadagdagan lang namin," said the fourth-year guard. --- Follow his writer on Twitter, @the9cruz.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

MAJOR POINT: Has the PBA Solved Its Draft Problem?

Late last week on October 12th, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) made an announcement that the PBA Board of Governors voted and agreed unanimously that starting 2019, the number 1 overall draft pick can no longer be traded and is exclusively for the worst team in the league to pick who they choose. At first glance, the PBA’s announcement looks like a solution to the draft problem that has gone on for over a decade. If you just read the headline or skimmed through the press release or an article written on the subject maybe you think the PBA has found its solution to the draft problem that caused division in the PBA Board and led to the hiring of a new commissioner after another draft debacle last year. Ever the skeptic, I read more than the headlines. Instead of skimming through the press release and articles, I read the fine print. After my readings and a few discussions with basketball people, do I feel the PBA has found a solution to its draft problem? I’m skeptical. I have questions. But before we get to my questions, lets take a look at how the PBA got itself in a situation where they had to make an actual rule that the worst team in the league CAN’T trade the number one overall pick: 2005: Anthony “Jay” Washington gets drafted number one overall by Air21 Express. Washington gets traded on draft day to the Talk ’N Text Phone Pals. Talk ’N Text was second in wins in the PBA in the three conferences leading up to the 2005 draft. 2008: The Talk ’N Text Phone Pals have picks 2 and 4 in the first round of the draft despite being tied for the most number of wins in the 2006-2007 season. They draft Jared Dillinger and Rob Reyes with those picks. TNT trades Jay Washington to the San Miguel Beermen and acquires the third overall pick, which turns out to be Jayson Castro. 2009: Japeth Aguilar is selected number one overall by the Burger King Whoppers. Aguilar plays one game for the Whoppers, before he is shipped to the Talk N Text Tropang Texters in a three-way trade also involving Barako Bull. Burger King was able to get Barako Bull’s 2010 (previously acquired by Talk ‘N Text) and 2012 first-round picks along with Talk ‘N Text’s 2013 and 2014 first-round picks. 2010: Noy Baclao and Rabeh Al-Hussaini are selected first and second overall by Air21 Express. Midway through their rookie season both Baclao and Al-Hussaini along with Rey Guevarra are traded to Petron Blaze in exchange for Danny Seigle, Dondon Hontiveros, Dorian Peña and Paul Artadi. Baclao and Al-Hussaini help the Petron Blaze win the 2011 PBA Governors’ Cup. Al-Hussaini wins Rookie of the Year. 2012: The Petron Blaze Boosters (from Barako Bull via Air21) select June Mar Fajardo number one overall. 2013: Barangay Ginebra (from Air21) selects Greg Slaughter number one overall. Barako Bull had the fourth, fifth and sixth picks in the first round. Barako Bull decides to trade away all three first round picks. The fifth pick turns out to be Terrence Romeo. 2014: Despite winning the Philippine Cup in a 4-0 sweep, Talk ’N Text lands the second and fourth picks overall and selects Kevin Alas and Matthew Ganuelas-Rosser before the 2014-2015 PBA season begins. Alas & Ganuelas-Rosser help Talk ’N Text win the 2015 Commisioner’s Cup. Kia Sorento with their first pick in franchise history selects Manny Pacquiao 11th overall. 2015: Despite winning the 2015 Commissioner’s Cup, Talk ’N Text has the number one overall pick (from Blackwater). Talk ’N Text selects Moala Tautuaa number one and then two days later trade for the number two overall pick, Troy Rosario (Mahindra). 2016: The “Special” Draft. Gilas players are selected behind closed doors. One Gilas cadet per team, not to be traded for two years. Draft order was never released to the PBA fans/public. 2017: The San Miguel Beerman, despite winning two championships, having the most wins and the best win percentage, select Christian Standhardinger number one overall after a trade from Kia. Losing out on the Standhardinger sweepstakes, TNT blasts Commissioner Narvasa for approving the trade. The PBA divides where seven teams declare they have a “loss of confidence” in Commissioner Narvasa. Five teams support Commissioner Narvasa. After a three-month stalemate, Commissioner Narvasa steps down and the PBA Board appoints a new commissioner, Willie Marcial. As you can see, it is a little more complicated than having the number one overall pick protected from a trade. While the number one overall pick has been traded seven times in the last 13 years, which has to be some kind of record, there have been other issues as well. And that is where my long list of questions begins: -    What’s to stop an already winning team from stacking up multiple first round picks other than the number one overall pick, like in 2008 and 2014? -    This "no trading of the top pick rule" becomes effective in 2019. Why the wait? Why can’t it apply this year? Columbian Dyip has the first pick this season. History says they could likely trade that pick to a championship team. Why do we have to go through this make-believe world another year? -    Hypothetically, how would the PBA handle this situation: Phoenix trades an active player to Rain or Shine for ROS’s 2021 1st round pick. Unfortunately, in 2020, ROS has a variety of injuries and acquires the number one overall pick. What happens then? Who gets the first pick? ROS or Phoenix? -    After the first pick is drafted, when does that player selected first become tradeable? Can it be traded after the draft? If not, for how long? Looking at the draft history of the last 13 years, you have to wonder, what were the objectives of teams like Air21, Barako Bull & Kia? Were those teams in the league to form competitive teams? Were they attempting to build championship teams? Why were those teams trading so many of their top picks? Columbian justified its trading of the number pick last year by saying they were going to play in an “unconventional” way. Their unconventional way has led them to five wins in 31 games so far this season. It has also earned them the number one overall pick for the second year in a row. The PBA Draft is supposed to be fun. It used to be fun. Before 2005, the PBA Draft was a legitimate event. It was something to look forward to. The idea of the draft is still special in theory. It’s a day where dreams come true. Drafted players lives change that day. Many times, the lives of a player's family change forever when their son or husband or father is drafted in the PBA. It's an opportunity for teams who have struggled to get better. It's supposed to give hope to teams drafting high and a challenge to teams drafting low. That is how the draft system is supposed to work. Unfortunately, in the PBA that system has been broke for a long time. I like the idea and the spirit of the draft. However, last year on my podcast, Staying MAJOR, I argued that the PBA should scrap its draft. That made me sad. It made me sad because I feel like the spirit of the PBA Draft has been lost. It's been lost by teams manipulating the system for the improvement of their individual team or their team's objective, but not for the betterment of the league. I’m tired of the PBA Draft getting hijacked every year. And now we have to likely go through it again this year. Even after what happened last year. Not being able to trade the number one pick sounds good. It’s a nice blanket statement. I even think it might be a step in the right direction. But, sometimes when you're bleeding, you need more than a band-aid. Fans aren’t naive. They can figure out what’s going on when year after year the rich get richer and the poor stay poor. Maybe some of my questions will get answered here as the draft approaches? Maybe Columbian Dyip won’t trade their pick again? Maybe that’s just wishful thinking on my part? If there is a silver lining, it is at least the PBA and its Board have acknowledged that there is a problem. At least there was an attempt to fix it. I’d say vetting of new potential franchises, so the PBA doesn’t have members who want to trade their draft picks to already successful teams is the bigger issue, but hopefully this is a start of trying to level the playing field. Wouldn’t it be fun to have teams that haven’t won in a while, keep their picks and build contending teams? Or at least not give them to the already strong teams? Wouldn’t that be fun? Wouldn’t it be fun to celebrate the draft spirit of hope on draft day without trying to figure out how the best teams ended up with the top picks again? The PBA is a professional, competitive, sports league. That’s what it’s supposed to be. The PBA is supposed to be fun too. However, it’s NOT fun or competitive when the top teams keep picking high every year. That’s not real competition to me. So will the PBA’s new rule regarding the number one overall pick change anything? This year, no. Starting next year, maybe. I’d like to be optimistic that there will be change or that this rule will initiate an on-going conversation of how to make the draft better. Unfortunately, we still have a full year of waiting before we find out. Eric Menk played in the PBA from 1999 to 2016. Menk is a four-time PBA champion, three-time PBA Finals MVP and one-time PBA MVP (2005). He will be writing for ABS-CBN Sports weekly. Menk also has his podcast Staying MAJOR as welll as his own YouTube channel ......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Lolit Solis on detained Bong Revilla’s Senate run: ‘Why not?…Hayaan natin siya mangarap’

Veteran talent manager and columnist Lolit Solis is in full support of former senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. in his plans to run for Senate in the 2019 polls. In fact, the detained Revilla filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) today, Oct. 17, via his wife Bacoor Mayor Lani Mercado and son Cavite Vice Gov. Jolo in hopes of reclaiming a Senate seat in the upcoming elections. Earlier this month, Solis expressed that Revilla was better off returning to show biz instead of politics. As per Solis, he should take a break from politics and focus on his family. In her latest post about Revilla on Oct. 16, however, Solis appeared to have changed her tone,as she wrote that people must l...Keep on reading: Lolit Solis on detained Bong Revilla’s Senate run: ‘Why not?…Hayaan natin siya mangarap’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

PBA: Terrence Romeo cites breath of fresh air as TNT wins third straight

It seems that the TNT KaTropa had found their niche, or so at least according to Terrence Romeo, as his team won their third straight at the expense of the winless NorthPort Batang Pier. Romeo scored 25 points including nine in the fourth quarter, as his team came back from 23 points down in the second quarter, 60-37, and trailed 95-77 in the last eight minutes of the game before stealing the win, 104-102. It is the second game of the new-look coaching staff, which includes head coach Bong Ravena, team consultant Mark Dickel, and returning coach Tab Baldwin. The spitfire point guard says the revamp has helped the team into a renewed sense of purpose. The former FEU standout noted that players had already grown accustomed to their roles and their willingness under a new direction played a key role in their comeback effort, led by Dickel himself. "Talagang simula pagpasok [ni Mark] sa dugout ng first pa lang... first pasok niya sa dugout, talagang sobrang positive na siya hanggang kahit na lamang na yung kalaban, pagpasok niya sa first half, wala siyang pinagalitan, wala siyang sinabing kahit ano," Romeo said of the consultant. Even though the three-time scoring leader looked to have steered the ship to the comeback win, he deflected it to his veteran teammates, who were very vocal along with the coaching staff. Also noticeable is the 5-foot-10 guard's leaner physique, a product of the team's no-carbohydrate diet for the past two weeks. He added that he lost some 15 pounds in two weeks, though he admitted to cheating the system. "No carbs eh sabi, pero syempre minsan, di mo naman.. Kahit ako, di mo na mapipigilan. Sa sobrang hirap ng practice mo, talagang mapapakain ka pa rin ng carbs pag-uwi mo." Romeo also credited the New Zealander's robust practice routine that should help him get in shape for the next season, the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup. "So tinetake advantage ko yun para mag-lose ng weight para mas maging in shape kasi nung early part ng conference nga, kahit nung first conference ko sa All Filipino ba yun.. .All Filipino, wala talaga ako sa shape eh. Tsaka yung practice namin, credit sa coach namin, kay coach Mark. Grabe yung practice namin."   __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

UAAP Beach Volleyball: NU rookies dazzle in debut

National University rookies Antonette Landicho and Kly Orillaneda were not supposed to be the ones representing the Lady Bulldogs for the UAAP Season 80 Beach Volleyball Tournament. But due to conflicts with the indoor volleyball team, the 18-year-olds were called up late in August to play on the sand court. "Hindi din po kami dapat ‘yung maglalaro. Sila Ate Roma [Doromal] po [dapat] kaso nagkaconflict po sa indoor," said Landicho who hails from Balayan, Batangas. Despite the late call-up, the duo has been giving an impressive account of themselves after defeating all of their three opponents so far. First, it was the Ateneo Lady Eagles, 21-11, 21-14. Second, was the UP Lady Maroons, 21-19, 21-10. And their latest victim, the University of the East, 21-16, 21-15. "Masaya kasi unexpected po na kami maglalaro tapos naka 3-0 pa din," shared Landicho. Interestingly, this is also Landicho's and Orillaneda's first time to play beach volleyball on a competitive level. "Si [Antonette] first time, ako po paminsan-minsan sa Cebu," shared Orillaneda. However, first time jitters were not obvious among these girls. With their apparent chemistry and smart ball placing on the sands, both girls played as if they have been playing together for a long time already. When asked about it, they said it was all about good communication. "Usap lang po kasi lagi kaming naguusap kung san namin lalagay yung bola like sa dulo dulo, dito, dito," said Landicho. So far, the only unbeaten teams in the league after three games are NU and defending champions University of Santo Tomas. By Tuesday, October 2, the rookie Lady Bulldogs will face the Tigresses. "Okay lang po laban lang naman. Tao din naman si Ate Sisi. May skills din naman po siya na wala [siya pero mayroon] sa amin tapos yun na lang yung papakita namin," said the bubbly Orillaneda. In addition to UST, they will also have to face De La Salle University and Far Eastern University. Regardless of how tough their itinerary is, Orillaneda has this to say. "Nothing to lose, everything to gain ganun lang iniisip namin," shared the rookie......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

‘Halik’ challenge para kay Jericho

JERICHO Rosales is still on top of his game. Sa kanyang henerasyon, isa pa rin siya sa mga artista na hindi nawawalan ng project. Dahil na rin ito sa kanyang husay. His latest is the teleserye "Halik" with Yeng Santos, Yam Concepcion and Sam Milby. Sa kanilang apat, tanging si….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

Sarah at Matteo wala nang privacy

VERY proud ang nobyo ng Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo na si Matteo Guidicelli sa kanyang girlfriend matapos nilang mapanood ni Sarah ang latest movie nito, ang “Miss Granny” sa Powerplant Mall cinema nung nakaraang Lunes, March 27. Bukod sa nagandahan at nag-enjoy siya sa movie ng girlfriend, natuwa rin si….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

PBA: Balkman and Devance figure in shoving match during halftime of Game 4

A couple of things have remained consistent in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals. The lopsided games persist and the chippiness increase every outing. In the latest scuffle to mark the Finals, San Miguel import Renaldo Balkman and Ginebra forward Joe Devance figured in a mini shoving match at halftime of Game 4 Friday at the Big Dome. After Balkman scored a buzzer beater to end the second period, cutting the Beermen's deficit to 15, 52-67, he bumped into Devance as they made their way to their respective locker rooms. Renaldo appeared to shove Devance twice in an effort to get him out of the way and the whole thing almost escalated into something worse as the players piled up at the narrow tunnel heading to the dugouts. Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed. Game 4 has been interesting enough already with Ginebra jumping to a 17-0 start. The Gin Kings led by as many as 23 points in the first half as they look to tie the best-of-7 series at two games each.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

Transcript of interview with Sen. Joel Villanueva on TRAIN 2, Security of Tenure Bill, ConAss, NutriAsia labor issues

August 1, 2018. On TRAIN 2 Senator Joel Villanueva: Well, una, kung nagbanggit na nga si SP Sotto na siya’y magfa-file (ng TRAIN 2 Bill), well and good for the administration na nakakita sila ng ally dito sa Senado to file. Latest na nakakausap natin dito sa Senado, wala talagang gustong gumalaw doon. At the… link: Transcript of interview with Sen. Joel Villanueva on TRAIN 2, Security of Tenure Bill, ConAss, NutriAsia labor issues.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

NCAA: From LA to Kiefer, Bolick is inspired by the greats

Looks like Robert Bolick chose the perfect moment to put up his new career-high. San Beda University’s main man scored 25 points on Tuesday to tow his team to a come-from-behind victory versus College of St. Benilde. He also came through when it needed the most, firing the last eight points in what proved to be the pivotal push for the Red Lions. He did all that right in front of LA Tenorio – PBA star and San Beda alumnus – who was calling his first game for the S+A panel. Of course, Bolick said Tenorio’s presence inspired him. “Siyempre, si LA, been there, done that kaya pagpasok ko pa lang sa court, sabi ko na I have to play high-level basketball,” he told reporters post-game. He then continued, “At least ang maganda, kung may mga mali ako, malalapitan ko siya kung ano pang kailangan kong matutunan.” With that, the graduating guard is just staying true to his identity of being one who strives for greatness. “Gusto kong matuto nang maturo nang matuto hangga’t kung sino yung pwede syan na makatulong sa game ko. No limit naman yung dreams and expectations mo sa sarili mo e ako, gusto ko dun sa taas e,” he shared. That is exactly why even outside the NCAA, Bolick is doing his all to get better.  As it turns out, the 2018 UAAP-NCAA Press Corps Collegiate Player of the Year is seeking advice from one of basketball’s shining stars. “Mine-message ko rin si Kiefer kasi ‘di naman siya naglalaro this time so may free time siya and pwede niya akong turuan,” he said. And yes, because Kiefer Ravena is not even halfway into his 18-month suspension in the PBA and in FIBA, he has all the time in the world to help out Bolick. As he put it, “We’re setting up our schedule pa. Nag-approach lang ako para matulungan siya tutal I’m not that busy naman.” He then candidly continued, “Hopefully, I don’t get to violate anything with regards to my sanction.” Along with sessions with Ravena, Bolick is also taking inspiration from whenever he watches TNT guards during practice. “Kung nasa Moro ako (for training), parati kong pinapanood yung TNT practice tapos nandun sina Terrence [Romeo], [RR] Pogoy, [Jayson] Castro. Sila, nandun na sila e tapos kami rito sa college, yun yung gusto naming puntahan,” he said. He then continued, “Pinapanood ko yung diskarte nila sa laro and yun yung kailangan kong i-adapt e.” —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018