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PCSO gets Level 2 in GAD

PCSO gets Level 2 in GAD.....»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardDec 6th, 2018

PCSO top exec slams whistleblower

“MS. Sandra Cam is now creating havoc at PCSO and I do not want to go down to her level -- a loose cannon.” This was the statement issued by PCSO Chairman Alexander Balutan in reaction to the criticisms of jueteng whistleblower Sandra Cam, who was recently sworn in as….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

Noel (Ferrer) works for Christmas–why?

Noel Ferrer was supposed to be born Dec. 25, but Christmas came two weeks early for his parents. They kept the name anyway, which might explain Ferrer's special affinity for the holiday season.   The veteran producer and talent manager, who hosts the teleradyo show, "Level Up," on Radyo Inquirer, among other things, draws his inspiration from a poem by Howard Thurman, "The Work of Christmas":   "When the song of the angels is stilled/ When the star in the sky is gone/ When the kings and princes are home/ When the shepherds are back with their flock/ The work of Christmas begins..."   Ferrer takes the work to mean "to find the lost, to heal the broken,...Keep on reading: Noel (Ferrer) works for Christmas–why?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News10 hr. 14 min. ago

Taking charge of your fitness

Monitoring one’s health and fitness level is made much easier now with the advent of wearable technologies, where health tracker features are integrated to a (smart) watch. Users can now wear the gadget 24/7, as it is able to track and analyze light, deep and REM sleep cycles and provide insights on how one can […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News13 hr. 27 min. ago

Sepfourteen joins league of legends

Although it took more than a year to accomplish, 2017 Triple Crown champion Sepfourteen finally conquered the Olympus of local racing as he recently won the prestigious PCSO Presidential Gold Cup and installed himself champion for an unprecedented third straight year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News17 hr. 40 min. ago

2018 PBA Draft Baller Breakdown: Bong Quinto

Ever since he was a young boy who grew up playing 3-on-3 streetball in Barangay Pasong Tamo, Quezon City, Kierjohn “Bong” Quinto dreamed about making it to the PBA. Tomorrow, his lifelong dream will finally be realized. The only question is, which team will draft the NCAA’s best small forward? STRENGTHS At 6’1”, Quinto was a match up problem for any team that faced the Letran Knights. Because of his strength, there was nobody in the NCAA who could handle him in the post. Quinto would attack the defense any way he wanted. If the defender was smaller, he would usually back him down and shoot a fadeaway. If the defender was bigger, he would face-up and make a powerful move towards the basket. Either way, it was easy money for Quinto. In his fifth and final season with the Knights, Quinto ranked 8th in scoring averaging 15.1 points a contest. He also averaged 8.1 rebounds and 6.5 assists, solid all-around numbers that earned him a spot in the Mythical Five. Prior to participating in Season 94, Quinto helped the Batangas City Athletics win the inaugural MPBL Championship, proof that he is experienced enough and ready for the physicality of the big boys in the PBA. WEAKNESSES At 6’1”, Quinto might be too small to be a forward in the PBA. Right now, he is labelled as a “tweener”. So, assuming he would have to play shooting guard, there’s a lot of aspects in his game that he has to work on. The first and obvious thing would be his shooting. Quinto only took 22 three-point attempts the entire NCAA season and made seven of them. He also rarely took mid-range jumpers because he didn’t have to. His shooting is a huge question mark as of the moment. In order to be effective in the pros, Quinto will have to show everybody that he has a shot because his “bully ball” style of play will not work on every one at this level. Another thing he will have to improve on is his speed. Although Quinto has shown surprising athleticism at times especially when he would dunk the ball during fast break opportunities where he found himself uncontested, his speed does not blow you away. If he really does makes the transition to the two in the PBA, he might have to shed off some excess pounds to be able to keep up with explosive guards like Chris Newsome or Terrence Romeo.    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News18 hr. 27 min. ago

2018 PBA Draft Baller Breakdown: Javee Mocon

At the age of 23, Javee Mocon has one of the biggest collection of trophies among all draftees. In the last seven years, Mocon has won two Juniors titles and four Seniors titles. Why wouldn’t you pass up an opportunity to acquire a certified winner for your ball club?   STRENGTHS When you’re so used to winning, it becomes second nature. Mocon is the type of player who is easy to coach because he is willing to do whatever it takes to win. His attitude and work ethic is admirable. He will willingly take on any role given to him and make sure that no matter what it is, his presence will be felt. In his first two seasons with the Red Lions, he came off the bench to back up Art dela Cruz and provided much-needed energy and swagger to sustain the efforts of the first group. As a starter for San Beda in the last three years, Mocon became the premier power forward in the NCAA. At 6’4”, Mocon was at his best operating inside the arc. He possesses a reliable mid-range jumper and can finish in the paint effectively as well. In Game 2 of the Season 94 Finals, Mocon’s last collegiate game ever, he unveiled a new weapon that he will surely need in the next level: the three-point shot. Mocon shot four out of eight from beyond the arc, letting the world know that he has been working on his game in preparation for the PBA. AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT Although he looked confident taking threes in his final game for San Beda, will he still be that confident letting it fly in the pros? That remains to be seen. One thing we never saw from Mocon as a student-athlete was dribbling ability. Right now, his skill when it comes to handling the basketball is very basic. I have never seen Mocon dribble the ball coast-to-coast all the way to the basket. But, then again, he never had to because he was so obedient and strictly played within the boundaries of his position. Perhaps another thing he should work on his passing. Not that he didn’t pass the ball in college (2.3 assists per game), it’s just something he wasn’t known for and an aspect of his game he could unlock. Imagine Mocon pump-faking from the three-point line before making a move towards the basket with the option to kick the ball out to shooters or making a drop pass to the big men in the paint? That’s a tough cover.      .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News18 hr. 27 min. ago

PBA DRAFT: Lao hopes good Draft Combine showing lands him a PBA nod

Gauging his talents alongside his peers, Kyles Lao believes that he has already made a good account of himself in the two-day 2018 PBA Gatorade Draft Combine.   "It was nice to see the immense level of talent in this class and I think I was able to hold my own naman," the UP guard said after participating at the event held at the Gatorade Hoops Gym in Mandaluyong City.   Lao showed how he's one of the most intelligent prospects in this group, making the top five in the reaction tests as he got 83.33-percentage of hits during the biometrics phase of the Combine.   However, data could only speak so much on one's talent, and the former Xavier standout did show glimpses of what he could do when he played in the Combine’s mini-tournament.   The former UAAP Rookie of the Year didn't shy away from the spotlight in the scrimmages, helping his team finish runner-up to the JP Calvo and CJ Isit-led squad in the Finals.   Lao even uncorked 20 points in the semifinals against a team led by Robert Bolick, showing off his fearless slashing and precise sniping that hopefully, turned the heads of some of the coaches. "Si Kyles Lao, maganda ang nilalaro niya since Wednesday," remarked San Miguel coach Leo Austria.   For his part, however, Lao is just hoping for the best ahead of the PBA Rookie Draft at Robinson's Midtown in Ermita, Manila.   "Tingin ko naman naipakita ko na lahat ng kaya ko. Sana makuha," he said.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

Adamson, FEU keep proving UAAP 81 Jrs. no two-team race

STANDINGS Ateneo 5-1 NU 5-1 Adamson 5-2 FEU-Diliman 5-2 DLSZ 3-4 UST 3-4 UE 1-6 UPIS 0-7 While everybody’s eyes have been focused on last year’s Finalists, Adamson High School and Far Eastern University-Diliman continue sending statements they are contenders as well in the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament. Both the Baby Falcons and the Baby Tamaraws finish the first round of eliminations in joint second-place after coming out on top against separate foes on Saturday at the Blue Eagle Gym in Quezon City. In the first game, Adamson made quick work of De La Salle Zobel, 72-57. Workhorse wing Adrian Manlapaz kept opening eyes with a career-high 18 points while Didat Hanapi and Andrey Doria also added 12 and 11 markers, respectively. Top gun Joem Sabandal made his presence felt elsewhere with 11 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, and two steals as the Baby Falcons outscored their opponents 36-18 in the middle periods to come away with a convincing victory. Now at 5-2, they are assured of the league’s second-best record heading into the second round whatever happens in the clash between Ateneo de Manila High School and Nazareth School of National University, both 5-1, later in the day. Also standing on level ground with them is FEU-Diliman which tamed University of Sto. Tomas, 63-37. The Baby Tamaraws charged to a 14-2 start in the first eight minutes and never looked back en route to what was likewise their fifth win in seven games. The Tiger Cubs could only come as close as 11 points in the third quarter only to see RJ Abarrientos take charge and take back control for the green and gold. In the end, Abarrientos did it all once more with 11 points, six rebounds, three assists, and three blocks while Bryan Sajonia chipped in 12 markers. Along with forging a three-way tie for the second spot, both Adamson and FEU-Diliman could boast of big-time wins over last year’s Finalists – the former having downed runner-up NU and the latter having defeated champion Ateneo. Meanwhile, University of the East got its first taste of victory at the expense of the University of the Philippines Integrated School, 74-72. Little-known Leo Almacen dropped a career-high 29 points off the bench while Sean Manaug posted a 20 marker-, 15-rebound double-double in the Junior Warriors’ long-awaited, much-wanted breakthrough win after seven games. For the Junior Maroons, Jordi Gomez de Liano, younger brother of Fighting Maroons Javi and Juan, also scored a career-best 27 points built on seven triples. That was far from enough, however, as they remain winless in the season. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME ADAMSON 72 – Manlapaz 18, Hanapi 12, Doria An 11, Sabandal 11, Doria Ad 5, Prodigo 4, Padilla 3, Barcelona 2, Santos 2, Dominguez 2, Tulabut 2, Engbino 0, Nitura 0, Capulong 0, Berwite 0 DLSZ 57 – Jomalesa 15, Unisa 10, Subido 8, Macasaet 7, Marana 6, Pingol 4, Sevilla 3, Villarin 2, Milan 2, Buncayo 0, Dee 0, Luna 0 QUARTER SCORES: 18-17, 34-25, 54-35, 72-57 SECOND GAME UE 74 – Almacen 29, Manaug 20, Sullano 11, Dichoso 9, Alinsoring 5, Flores 0, Villarta 0, Agbas 0, Dy Tioco 0, Tajonera 0, Escamilla 0, Lima 0 UPIS 72 – Gomez de Liano 27, Torres 12, Tuazon 12, Labao 11, Vergeire 7, Lopez 3, Napalang 0, Armamento 0, Galotera 0, Estrera 0 QUARTER SCORES: 22-18, 51-39, 64-52, 74-72 THIRD GAME FEU-DILIMAN 63 – Sajonia 12, Abarrientos 11, Alforque 11, Ona 8, Tolentino 6, Torres 5, Armendez 4, Bagunu 2, Bautista 2, Sicat 2, Anonuevo 0, Barasi 0, Libago 0 UST 37 – Lina 11, Nonoy 7, Estrella 6, Marzan 3, Sumabat 2, Casingcasing 2, Dolendo 2, Gamboa 2, Barranco 1, Oliva 1, Manabat 0, Dumlao 0, Javier 0, Beliran 0, Amador 0 QUARTER SCORES: 18-7, 34-18, 53-27, 63-37 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

This holiday season, level up the way you surprise your loved ones. Give your …

This holiday season, level up the way you surprise your loved ones. Give your friends and family the best smartphone with lots of freebies courtesy of Huawei Mobile. Promo runs until January 15, 2019. #HuaweiChristmasPromoPH Source link: This holiday season, level up the way you surprise your loved ones. Give your ….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

Misamis fishermen level up

A group of fishermen in Misamis Oriental are looking forward to ramp up their operation soon after the Department of Agriculture granted them financial assistance to acquire new equipment and facility that would enable them to do commercial fishing. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol bared Friday that the fishermen will soon have their own 20-ton fishing […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

PCSO inaugurates Guimaras branch

Page Maker: Zedrick Señeres TO reach more indigent recipients, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PSCO) recently opened its Guimaras branch at the Municipality of San Miguel in Jordan. No less than Alexander Balutan, PCSO national general manager; along with Remeliza Gabuyo, assistant general manager; led the celebration. They were joined by Jeanette Tañales-Lloyd, PCSO Visayas […] The post PCSO inaugurates Guimaras branch appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

PBA: Sangalang on Game 6: 'Pipilitin na namin makuha'

Ian Sangalang sure knows how to time his big performances. In a game where import Romeo Travis had perhaps his worst showing of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Finals, Sangalang had his best, leading the Magnolia Hotshots in scoring with 20 points on 61 percent shooting to go on top of six rebounds. More importantly, Sangalang was clutch too as his crucial three-point play inside the last 20 seconds gave Magnolia, 77-76 lead. "Unang-una, nung nandun kami sa court akala mo talo ne eh, pero thankful ako sa mga teammates ko kasi sila yung nagtrabaho dun sa kabilang court eh," Sangalang said, describing the play where Paul Lee had to stop a 3-on-1 Alaska break before he connected on the and-one play on the other end. "Hindi sila nag-give up. Sila yun eh, hindi na ako yun," he added. A win away from clinching the title, Sangalang knows it's going to be harder than ever and so Magnolia has to maintain its level of focus and concentration. The Finals has been marked with intense and physical action on both ends and it's going to take another hearculean effort from the Hotshots to close this one out. "Next game kailangan mag-focus talaga kami, kasi kita niyo naman yung game na yun hindi ganun kadali," Sangalang said. "Tulungan lang kami. Alam kong hindi ganun ka-easy, lalo na kalaban mo Alaska. Hindi ganun kadali pero pipilitin na namin makuha," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Trainers can now battle one another in Pokémon Go

MANILA, Philippines – Pokémon Go players will be pleased to know the long-awaited capability to engage fellow players in Pokémon battles has been enabled. As promised earlier this month , Niantic followed through on Thursday, December 13. Pokemon Go players level 10 and higher can now engage in trainer battles with others.  {source}.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Sepfourteen wins PCSO Gold Cup in San Lazaro

Sepfourteen wins PCSO Gold Cup in San Lazaro.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

ABS-CBN targets Hollywood-level productions with P700-M sound stages

Media giant ABS-CBN Corp. inaugurated two sound stages in Bulacan province last Friday, a development that marked the beginning of a production hub that will be used to churn out content faster and more efficiently.   Sound stages are massive hangar-like, sound-proof structures. ABS-CBN chair Mark Lopez said the facilities, which span about 1,500 square meters each with a height of 30 feet, were similar to those used by the world's largest media and entertainment companies.   "What I'm most proud of about this project is that we're creating Hollywood-level sound stages, which puts us [on] par with the rest of the world," Lopez said in a statement.   ABS-C...Keep on reading: ABS-CBN targets Hollywood-level productions with P700-M sound stages.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

FoI yields results

Recent recognitions handed to local media personalities attest to the vibrant state of the news industry that, in turn, speaks of the high level of transparency that has not been achieved previously. Time magazine naming Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa as among the “guardians” featured in its 2018 Person of the Year cover story […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

PCSO insists peryahan illegal

The operator of Perya­han ng Bayan in Quezon City yesterday slammed the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) for disrespecting the decision of the Department of Justice (DOJ) allowing its operations to continue......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Greet the new year with a new gear through these tech deals

MANILA, Philippines – “New Year, New Me.” It’s become a ritual for many to welcome the new year by doing a bit of “house cleaning.” For some, it’s on a personal level, making resolutions and committing to new habits to replace old undesirable ones. For others, it’s more ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Little-known JP Calvo plays big in PBA Draft Combine

The PBA Draft Combine may be just for formality purposes for consensus big names and first round picks, but for players under the radar like JP Calvo, it is a very important stage to showcase their arsenal to the scouts present. The former Letran Knight Calvo valued the Combine so much that he finished the two-day event as the MVP after pacing the Combine champions aA-2 with 23 points. He was the anchor of his team after shooting the lights out with 11 points in the first quarter alone. He continued to contribute offensively all game long both by taking shots and setting up his teammates. "Actually, hindi ko expect yung [pagka-MVP ko]. Siguro yun nga, binigay talaga sa akin ni Lord ito. Talagang nag-prepare ako para sa itong draft na ito. So yun, siguro kaya maganda din ang pinakita ko," shared the court general. The 5-foot-8 point guard expressed that it is his limitation vertically that inspired him to shine during the event. "Siyempre sobrang importante para sa akin, kasi nga maliit ako eh. So kailangan ko magpakita, dahil maliit ako, so ginawa ko lang kung ano ang advantage ko para [umangat ako sa mga] kalaban," shared Calvo. Calvo honed his skills in Letran since his high school days and continued to be a reliable point guard up to his last year in the NCAA seniors. On Sunday, Calvo hopes to bring his talent to the next level that is the PBA. "Hindi ko na iniisip [pang-ilan ako mapi-pick]. Yung iniisip ko lang kung saan ako mapupunta at makapirma. Yun lang, di ko iniisip na ganyan, No. 1, No. 2. Ang importante lang ma-pick ako, okay na sa akin," he added. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @the9cruz.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Ayala firms dominate bond market

Conglomerate Ayala Corp. has breached the P200-billion mark in the value of bonds listed on the local fixed-income trading platform, accounting for about a fifth of total bond listing in this market.   Recently, the Ayalas' banking arm Bank of the Philippine Islands listed P25 billion worth of bonds on the Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corp. (PDEx), bringing the total local peso bond market to the trillion-peso level.   "Ayala has been a beneficiary of the country's significant economic growth. This has served as a catalyst for us to unlock many opportunities and push us to develop new ideas to incubate new businesses, and to explore prospects for disruptive innov...Keep on reading: Ayala firms dominate bond market.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018