PH juggernaut rolls on

With Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz leading the charge, the Philippine juggernaut continued on Day 2 of the 30th Southeast Asian Games, fueled by victories in arnis, weightlifting, cycling, duathlon, triathlon, pencak silat, lawn balls, and 3x3 basketball......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardDec 3rd, 2019

DA Bicol rolls out initial aid to typhoon-hit farmers

DA Bicol rolls out initial aid to typhoon-hit farmers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsDec 11th, 2019

SEA Games: Gilas rolls to semis after taking down Vietnam

MANILA — Even Vietnam’s rebuilt national team was no match to Gilas Pilipinas. The Philippines is through to the semifinals of 5x5 basketball in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, winning an impressive 110-69 decision Friday at the MOA Arena. Gilas is now 2-0 as its gold medal bid continues at home. Vietnam brought perhaps its best national team in years with a handul of Vietnamese-American players. Early results proved such as Vietnam won its first two games. However, Gilas’ superior firepower would prevail and the Philippines turned a manageable 12-point game at the break into a 41-point blowout. Five-time PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo showed up for Gilas, leading the national team with 23 points and 12 rebounds. After June Mar, five others scored in double figures for the Philippines with LA Tenorio and Vic Manuel adding 14 each. Troy Rosario was good for 12 points. Vietnam, playing its third game in three days, got 28 points from Chris Dierker.   The Scores: PHILIPPINES 110 -- Fajardo 23, Tenorio 14, Manuel 14, Rosario 12, Pringle 11, Slaughter 10, Wright 7, Lassiter 6, Aguilar 6, Ravena 5, Ross 1, Standhardinger 1. VIETNAM 69 -- Dierker 28, Young 13, Tran 7, Le 6, T. Dinh 5, H. Nguyen 4, S. Dinh 3, Vo 2, Du 1, T. Nguyen 0, S. Nguyen 0. Quarters: 27-19, 52-40, 80-57, 110-69.     — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 6th, 2019

ADB rolls out online training program vs money laundering

The Asian Development Bank aims to boost the anti-money laundering capacities of partner banks as it teams up with the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists for the pilot rollout of an internationally accredited online training program......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 6th, 2019

PIA barangay forum rolls out in Batac City

BATAC CITY, Ilocos Norte, Dec. 2 (PIA) - In its pursuit to bring government closer to the people, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-Ilocos Norte Information Center, in partnership with the Ci.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2019

PH rolls out red carpet

Organizers have vowed to pull out all the stops as the Philippines formally opens its hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games today at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 30th, 2019

Cambodia bug cafe serves up insect tapas, ant spring rolls, bug mac

SIEM REAP, Cambodia – Ant spring rolls, silkworm taro croquettes and a "bug mac" – Cambodia's first insect tapas restaurant is mixing cocktail culture with creepy crawler fare. At the busy "Bugs Cafe" in the tourist town of Siem Reap, chef Seiha Soeun stands over a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2019

DILG rolls out Constitutional Reform Roadshow in Pampanga

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Nov. 27 (PIA) -- Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) rolled-out Tuesday the Constitutional Reform (CoRe) Roadshow in Pampanga."This aims to.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 27th, 2019

RESULTS: SEA Games 2019 Football

  MANILA, Philippines – The beautiful game rolls off in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games from November 25 to December 10 as the Philippines hosts football action in Manila, Cavite, and Laguna.  All 11 ASEAN nations slug it out in the men's division while 6 teams – the Philippines, defending champion Vietnam, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2019

Terrific 12

A 12-man roster that has height, heft, outside shooting, athleticism and valuable pro and international experience was finally released Saturday, and it will try to win the gold medal that truly matters to this basketball-crazed country when the 30th Southeast Asian Games rolls along next week. June Mar Fajardo, the reigning five-time PBA Most Valuable […] The post Terrific 12 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 24th, 2019

DILG rolls-out Constitutional Reform Roadshow in Tarlac

CAPAS, Tarlac, Nov. 22 (PIA) -- Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) rolled-out Thursday the Constitutional Reform (CoRe) Roadshow in Tarlac.DILG Provincial Director Belina.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2019

BOI rolls out roadmap for garments revival

The Board of Investments will roll o ut a roadmap to revive the garments industry and position the country as a big player in the sustainable fashion segment.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2019

UAAP 82 By the Numbers: Closing in on history

The Ateneo juggernaut is still going strong. Thanks to another masterful performance, the Blue Eagles are closing in on a UAAP Season 82 sweep and a three-peat. The Growling Tigers ran out of magic in Game 1 and before the UAAP Finals go to Game 2, a By the Numbers breakdown on how the Big Bad Blue imposed its will on UST.   32 Total points for Thirdy Ravena in Game 1 of the Finals. Thirdy picked up right where he left off from last year’s Finals, torching the Growling Tigers for most points by a Blue Eagle this season. Ravena has a combined 70 points in his last two Finals games.   26 Total points for Rookie of the Year Mark Nonoy. The young speedster went off in his first UAAP Finals game, keeping UST in the game after the Blue Eagles started the series with a haymaker. However, Nonoy’s effort was not enough as Thirdy took over in the second half, leading Ateneo’s final breakaway for a Game 1 win.   76 Total points for the Blue Eagles after three quarters in Game 1, they finished with 91 in a 14-point win. Ateneo averaged 76.9 points per game in the elimination round.   58 Total points in the paint for the Blue Eagles. Ateneo doubled UST’s production from the shaded area, outscoring the Growling Tigers, 58-29. That’s game right there.   7 UAAP Finals games losses for UST in this decade, three to Ateneo. The Growling Tigers have made the UAAP Finals four times since 2012. Unless they can turn things around and somehow take down the Blue Eagles, UST is losing a fourth Finals in this decade.   11 Total championships for the Blue Eagles if they can complete this season sweep. 11 titles adds to Ateneo’s lead over La Salle in the all-time race. The Blue Eagles need a lot more titles to move up the all-time ranks though FEU leads the league with 20 titles while UST and UE are tied for second with 18 each. The Green Archers are fourth with nine championships.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 18th, 2019

DILG rolls out Constitutional Reform roadshow in Ilocos Sur

VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur, Nov. 18 (PIA) - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in the Ilocos will roll out Constitutional Reform's (CoRe) provincial roadshow dubbed as the "Bala.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 18th, 2019

DILG rolls out Constitutional Reform roadshow in Ilocos Sur

VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur, Nov. 18 (PIA) - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in the Ilocos will roll out Constitutional Reform's (CoRe) provincial roadshow dubbed as the "Bala.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 18th, 2019

Gem-Ver prepares to sail back to Recto Bank | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: PH boat sunk by Chinese sailing again to Recto Bank Duterte abolishes Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission Dennis Uy now owns almost half of Malampaya gas field Pressure builds as Trump impeachment probe hears new claims Facebook rolls out new labels for fact checked content – Executive Producer / Writer Lilibeth Frondoso Associate Producer / Publisher Marga Deona Jaira Roxas Master Editor / Playback Emerald Hidalgo Jaene Zaplan Jaen Manegdeg Quita Chuatico.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2019

Bria Homes holds Grand Open House

On Nov. 16 and 17, Bria Homes, the fastest growing mass housing developer in the Philippines, rolls out its welcome mat to prospective homeowners in a Grand Open House that will happen simultaneously in all its 50 projects across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 9th, 2019

DSWD-7 Sends More Than 10M Relief Goods for Earthquake Survivors

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VII has partnered with the Philippine Coast Guard District Central Visayas to deliver 70,000 canned fish/sardines; 30,000 pcs. Malong, and 50 rolls of 100-meter laminated sacks to help the affected families of the recent earthquake that struck Region 11 and Region 12 worth P8.3 million. The […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 5th, 2019

17 NBA things that have been ghosted from memory

By Steve Aschburner, On a night traditionally known more for tricks and treats than picks and rolls, it seems appropriate to do a little ghost hunting, NBA-style. We’re not talking the Ghost Ballers of BIG3 fame or even the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City, a stop on the circuit that some teams claim is actually haunted. We’re thinking of things that used to be, gone-but-not-forgotten aspects of the league that lurk in the memory, even if they’re never coming back. Here in no particular order are some Halloween hoops hobgoblins that fall somewhere on the scary scale between the chain-rattling Jacob Marley and Casper: 1. Long-gone arenas. Oracle Arena, so recently vacated by the Golden State Warriors, is the latest addition to the NBA’s long list of abandoned homes. Many are gone themselves, though you still can catch a glimpse now and then on Hardwood Classics. There are too many to list, due to NBA teams moving on up to bigger, better digs over time. But a sampling would include the Cow Palace, Cobo Arena, Chicago Stadium, Boston Garden, The Forum, L.A. Sports Arena, Milwaukee’s MECCA, the Salt Palace, McNichols Arena, HemisFair Arena, Market Square, the Summit, the Spectrum, the Omni, the Pyramid, ARCO Arena/Sleep Train Arena and on and on. 2. Belted shorts. Relegated to the throwback bin, along with the more recent sleeved jerseys. 3. The six-foot lane. Heck, the 12-foot lane. The former was widened in 1951 in response to Minneapolis big man George Mikan’s dominance. Then it was widened again in 1964 to its current 16 feet in hopes of tamping down Wilt Chamberlain’s impact. 4. Commercial air travel. Some things on a used-to-be list inspire nostalgia in those who experienced them and curiosity in those who didn’t. But it’s highly unlikely any former or current players and coaches would swap today’s luxury charter flights for the way the NBA used to travel. Wake-up calls at 5 a.m. for the first flight out. Waiting out delays at the gate with the beat writers and civilians. Seven-footers folding themselves into economy class seating. 5. Obstacle-course schedules. The NBA in recent years has tried to be responsive to players’ performance needs and physical limitations, working to minimize the number of back-to-back games and four-in-five-night stretches. Didn’t used to be that way. Consider the Baltimore Bullets, who in January 1966 were put through these paces: Games in St. Louis, Detroit, back to St. Louis, day off, to Philadelphia, to Boston, home vs. Lakers. A week later, they bounced back and forth between L.A. (Lakers) and San Francisco for four games in four nights, then traveled to New York to face the Knicks for their fifth game in five nights. Baltimore’s record in those 11 games: 2-9. 6. Doubleheaders. Some teams in the NBA’s first few decades would book a Harlem Globetrotters exhibition as the night’s opening attraction. But the biggies were when the Knicks would host at Madison Square Garden a neutral-site game for two other NBA clubs. A lingering memory for some who attended: The thick haze that hung over the arena’s upper reaches, courtesy of the smokers puffing away all evening. 7. Tape-delay. It seems inconceivable in 2019 that an NBA playoff game, never mind a Finals contest, might be shown on anything but live TV. Nope. The league didn’t have much leverage in the late 1970s, before Magic Johnson and Larry Bird arrived to help goose interest and ratings. Networks forced fans to stay up late to watch games that were off before the telecasts tipped off. The practice continued into the ‘80s, with four of six Finals games in 1981 held till 11:30 p.m. ET. Michael Jordan was already creating new fans when the last tape-delayed game, Game 3 of the West finals between the Lakers and Rockets, aired on Friday, May 16, 1986. 8. “Illegal!” That used to be a frequent bellow from the league’s benches, with coaches trying to alert the refs when opposing defenses breached (or didn’t) the complicated illegal defense rules. The NBA purged most of that around the turn of the century by legislating in zone play. 9. Shattered backboards. For a while, it seemed as if backboards were exploding every few weeks in the Association. Darryl (“Chocolate Thunder”) Dawkins was the most avid crack-titioner, getting two in 1979. The earliest recorded instance came in 1946, when a Celtics forward named Chuck Connors (later more famous as TV’s “Rifleman”) shattered one during warmups. Baltimore’s Gus Johnson is said to have shattered three. Shaquille O’Neal didn’t get the glass but twice got entire support structures, pulling the backboards down to the court in his rookie season. In March 1993, against Chicago, New Jersey’s Chris Morris dunked and shattered a board without glass falling to the floor. 10. Three to make two. That old free-throw bonus was abolished by 1981-82. It made the game drag, and Jerry Colangelo, then GM of the Suns and the chairman of the NBA’s competition committee, rightly said: “Pro players shouldn’t need that extra foul shot.” 11. Phantom franchises. Oooh, pretty scary, kids, when you think of all the teams that are no more. They are rattling around in the mind long after they were supposedly dead and buried. We’re not talking just about the antiquities such as the Indianapolis Olympians, the Washington Capitols or the Toronto Huskies. The spirits of the Seattle SuperSonics, Buffalo Braves, San Diego Clippers and Vancouver Grizzlies still walk the NBA earth. Then there are most of the ABA franchises -- Virginia Squires, Utah Stars, Kentucky Colonels, Spirits of St. Louis -- that died more than 40 years ago before or in the merger. 12. Hand checking. A lot of capable defenders had their effectiveness vaporized overnight when the laying on of hands vs. a ball handler was outlawed in 2004. The NBA, in case you hadn’t noticed, likes scoring. 13. Injury shenanigans. As silly or frustrating as labels like “DNP-Old” or “load management” seem today, the reporting of injuries real or feigned used to be much less authentic. Before the inactive list, there was “injured reserve,” to which NBA teams would designate up to two players. Anyone put on that list was sidelined for a minimum of five games, and with smaller roster sizes in effect, it was a handy place to stash guys. So there was a whole lot of tendinitis and plantar fasciitis going on. This practice was snuffed in 2005-06. 14. “Play on!” Like the force-out ruling, this is a remnant of the days when the referees had and used more discretion in working their games. If a player lost the ball out of bounds but his elbow was knocked by a foe, the force-out meant the ball handler’s team retained possession. “Play on!” was a frequent order barked by refs when certain contact or violations were deemed minimally intrusive. Heavier scrutiny of the game officials’ performance and, later, video reviews now try to adjudicate everything down to the tip of a fingernail. 15. The 2-3-2 Finals format. This was adopted in 1985 as a reaction to those Lakers-Celtics or Lakers-Sixers championship series, which had the NBA universe crossing the country four or five times in a span of two weeks. Suggestions that the league was being energy-conscious, in terms of jet fuel, were part of it, too. The practice fiddled some with the notion of home-court advantage, although MLB continues to use it for its World Series. With charter flights deployed by all teams, league execs and even some of the media, the NBA changed back to the 2-2-1-1-1 format in 2014 to align with its postseasons’ earlier rounds. 16. Player-coaches. Forty men in NBA history have done it. The first was Ed Sadowski of the Toronto Huskies in the Basketball Association of America precursor to the NBA. Only two men won championships as player-coaches: Baltimore’s Buddy Jeannette in 1948 and Boston’s Bill Russell in 1968 and 1969. The youngest player coach ever was Dave DeBusschere, who took over the Pistons in 1964 at age 24 (not long after ending his second career as an MLB pitcher). The Hawks’ Richie Guerin logged the most games (372) in the role, yet was named Coach of the Year in the one season in the middle when he stopped playing. Legend Lenny Wilkens was a player-coach for two teams, spending three seasons at it in Seattle and one in Portland. And the last player-coach in NBA history was Dave Cowens, who accepted the gig after coach Satch Sanders got fired in 1978-79. None of the players wanted to learn a new system, Cowens said, so “I kind of took one for the team.” The practice died with the arrival of the salary cap in 1984, with NBA brass wary that paying a coaching bonus might enable a team to circumvent the cap. 17. Victory cigars. For obvious reasons. Probably victory vaping, too. Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 1st, 2019

China rolls out 5G services in race to narrow tech gap

BEIJING, China – China's three major state telecom operators rolled out 5G wireless technology Thursday, as the country races to narrow its technology gap with the US amid a bruising trade war. China Mobile, the country's largest carrier, announced its 5G services were available in 50 cities – ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2019

Creamline steam rolls Motolite, sets up Finals clash with Petro Gazz

Led by the offense of Alyssa Valdez and Michele Gumabao, the defending champions blanked the Myla Pablo-led Motolite......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 27th, 2019