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Roadshow slated in Zambo for free US scholarship program

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov 9 (PIA) - Zamboanguenos will have a chance to study for free in the United States of America (USA) through a scholarship program offered by Fulbright Philippines.Also kno.....»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesNov 9th, 2019

Roadshow slated in Zambo for free US scholarship program

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov 9 (PIA) - Zamboanguenos will have a chance to study for free in the United States of America (USA) through a scholarship program offered by Fulbright Philippines.Also kno.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 9th, 2019

DLSU alumni offer computer science course scholarship grant to public HS students

The De La Salle University (DLSU) Computer Batch (Catch) 89 is offering a needs-based scholarship for any computer science course in the university starting on Academic Year 2020-2021. The package includes P10,500 in monthly allowances, a laptop and free mentoring by alumni. The scholarship program is limited to public high school students with a minimum […] The post DLSU alumni offer computer science course scholarship grant to public HS students appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2019

Pasig enrolls record 13,000 scholars as Vico Sotto renames program

MANILA, Philippines – Thirteen thousand students in Pasig City will get free tuition for the rest of the school year – a record number, according to Mayor Vico Sotto, who signed this week an ordinance that renamed the Pasig City Scholarship Program. Sotto revamped the erstwhile “BCE Scholarship Program,” ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2019

French NGO offers IT scholarship grant to Cebuano students

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Passerelles numériques (PN), a French nonprofit organization that is operating in Southeast Asia to provide scholarship grants to Information Technology (IT) students, is looking for new and deserving Filipino scholars to join its program for academic year 2020-2021. Its implementation is in partnership with the University of San Carlos (USC). Passerelles […] The post French NGO offers IT scholarship grant to Cebuano students appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2019

Zambo remains ASF-free

ZAMBOANGA CITY REMAINS free from the African swine fever (ASF) virus which is fatal to hogs as the local government […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2019

Jamal Crawford on still being a free agent: It s baffling to me

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com In the final game of last season, he scored 51 points -- a rather remarkable distinction just by itself. Today, it carries a degree of historical significance that is rather uncomfortable and maybe unfair for Jamal Crawford. Only one player in NBA history scored more points in Game No. 82 and did not play the following season. In that instance, Kobe Bryant was OK with that as he retired after dropping 60 on the Utah Jazz to close out the 2015-16 season. Meanwhile, Crawford is most definitely not retired, at least not willingly, as he waits to see if that last ballistic game was in fact the last he’ll ever play in the NBA. Officially, he’s currently living in Seattle, where he was raised and always maintained a home throughout his career. But metaphorically he’s residing in a basketball Twilight Zone that annually collects veterans in their, well, twilight. They’re not done playing -- at least in their minds -- and feel fresh enough to extend their careers by another year or two. Yet their fate is being controlled by a season that already began and 30 teams who don’t have an opening for a proven veteran. Unless, of course, there’s an injury or a sudden change in philosophy or, in the case of the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday (Friday, PHL time), a twinge of desperation. A 4-8 start prompted the Blazers to reach a deal with one of Crawford’s fellow residents, Carmelo Anthony. He spent the summer and most of the fall waiting by the phone and wondering if his time had passed. Congrats Melo!!!!!!!!!! — ???? Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) November 15, 2019 Yeaaa @imanshumpert , congrats bro! — ???? Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) November 13, 2019 Crawford tweeted out support for ‘Melo and for Iman Shumpert (who signed with the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday). In a sense for these veterans, this is like the NBA Draft green room all over again -- you’re happy the room is emptying … but you don’t want to be the last one sitting at the table. “I know I can play,” Crawford told NBA.com, “and I would think my reputation is still solid. It’s baffling to me.” If you go strictly on how he finished with the Phoenix Suns last season, it’s bizarre that not only is Crawford not in the league, but that he’s not prominently in some team’s rotation. Crawford played (as a reserve) in four of the Suns’ five April games last season, scoring 19, 28, 27 and 51 points while shooting at an extremely healthy clip. If this was a showcase for 2019-20, albeit at a small sample size, Crawford proved he had something left even after 19 seasons. But the July free agency period came and went without a text message. The season tipped off in October without Crawford on a roster for the first time since the 2000-01 season. Almost a full month later, the three-time Kia Sixth Man Award winner is still watching from home. It’s the first time since he began playing organized basketball as a kid that he isn’t wearing a uniform in November. This isn’t restricted to Crawford as every year players with NBA experience must watch the basketball world spin without them. Anthony and Shumpert were just lifted off the pile and yet the list of players waiting by the phone, once again, is lengthy enough. “A lot of teams take a wait and see approach, not only for me, but vets in general,” Crawford said. The group includes, among others: Kenneth Faried, Devin Harris, J.R. Smith, Corey Brewer, Jodie Meeks, Joakim Noah, Jonathon Simmons and Dante Cunningham. Most already had their big contracts, so making money is no issue for them. That’s a good thing, too, because team salary-cap space is, for the most part, swallowed up at this point. Of course, the obvious concerns held by teams with most of these players are age and declining skills. The NBA is an unforgiving league that doesn’t give tenure. If the decision to keep a young player or a veteran is a toss-up, some teams -- especially those needing bodies in their player development program -- will lean toward the young. Crawford was caught in between last season as the Suns were yet again rebuilding while also needing solid-character veterans in the locker room. Tyson Chandler, Trevor Ariza and Crawford served those mentor roles until a sudden philosophical shift hit barely a month into the season. Ariza was traded to Washington, Chandler was bought out and the Suns went full-blast young with Crawford averaging 18.9 mpg (his lowest since 17.2 mpg in 2000-01). “I guess everything changed,” he said. The Suns used Crawford at point guard, not his natural two-guard position. As a result, he didn’t average double-digit scoring for the first time since his sophomore season. The silver lining is that he remained fresh and preserved his body for a possible 20th season. And of course, he had the energy for that 51-point game. In that April 9 game against Dallas, he shot 18-for-31 and 7-for-13 on 3-pointers in a 120-109 loss. The game carried no other significance except for it being the last one played by the great Dirk Nowitzki. Crawford’s output was almost forgotten in that sense. But because he’s not on an NBA roster right now, that 51-point performance could become the ultimate trivia answer. “I’m kind of an outlier because you don’t see anyone my age having games like that,” Crawford said. “And I did it off the bench. A year earlier, in my 18th year, I was still averaging double figures. I can bring a multitude of things. I’ll be ready for whatever team decides how I can fit into what they’re trying to do.” At 39, NBA teams will express concerns about his defense, which is usually the first area that suffers when players age. But players at this stage are used in spot situations anyway, and mainly by contending teams looking for depth and experience. The problem for Crawford and others like him is the numbers game; only a few of these spots open every season. “Physically, I feel better than I did last season,” he said. “I’m able to get my body together. My skill set is sharp. I feel that I’m good. My mindset is be patient and hopefully something good comes about it. I’ll be ready for the opportunity.” Until then, Crawford and others must live a surreal experience for them, though not all of it is bad or uncomfortable. There are kids to take to school; Crawford has three and is also afforded the rare chance to watch their youth games, too. “I’ve missed a lot of that,” he said. “And it’s cool because they enjoy that, too. I’m making up for that this time. I’m the Uber driver.” Beyond that, he stays connected to the NBA but only from a distance. “It’s weird watching games and being apart from it but seeing teams that could use you in certain situations,” he said. “You see where you could help different clubs in different ways.” For Crawford, it’s the love of the game, not a need for anything beyond that, which drives him. He’s the ultimate gym rat who not only hosts a pro-am league in Seattle every summer, but he plays in it, too. There are also legendary stories of Crawford randomly showing up at local parks and gyms for pickup games, something you don’t normally see from players, especially those with nearly two decades of NBA tread. The most famous Crawford cameo: Years ago, then with the Bulls and fresh off the team bus, he appeared at his favorite Seattle park and played pickup ball for three hours the day before a game with the Sonics. The next night, he scored 31 points. “I love the game and stay in the gym anyway,” he said. “Whenever I retire, I’ll still be playing the game, whether that’s at an LA Fitness or somewhere else. At this point, the regular players around here are kind of used to seeing me, although sometimes I’ll go to a different gym and people are surprised,” he said. “Like, the other night, I went to new one and played from 10 o’clock to midnight. They did double takes.” Were they surprised Crawford was actually at their gym, or that he’s not somewhere in the NBA instead? The man who scored 51 in his last NBA game laughed at that. “Probably a little of both,” he said. Shaun Powell has covered the NBA for more than 25 years. 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 16th, 2019

More free wifi hotspots now open in Zambo City

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov 15 (PIA) - Residents will now enjoy more free 24/7 wifi sites in the city as the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) launched 3 more.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 16th, 2019

More free wifi hotspots now open in Zambo City

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov 15 (PIA) - Residents will now enjoy more free 24/7 wifi sites in the city as the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) launched 3 more.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 16th, 2019

Malaya FC U19 earns first YFL title

MANILA - A rejuvenated Malaya FC U19 fought a gritty tournament to emerge as champions of the second leg of the 2019 Speed Regalo Youth Football League (YFL). The Born-2001 or later Malaya boys dominated in their November 10 finals match against Mendiola FC, leading 3-0 at half-time and pulling away to 4-0 early in the 2nd half. Mendiola tried to catch up with two goals but there was no looking back for the Malaya boys. The match played at Circulo Verde Pitch ended at 4 - 2, earning the Malaya FC U19 squad their first YFL championship. In individual honors, the Golden Glove Award went to keeper Kristian Harald Bumatay, while Most Valuable Player honors went to striker Kieth Absalon, who suited up as defender in the crucial last two matches of the tournament. On their way to the finals showdown with Mendiola, the boys of U19 coach Marvin Dava battled with the Ceres South, GOM, and Forza squads. The semi-final match with Ceres South that went into 30-minute extra time was particularly intense – with Malaya overcoming a 0-2 deficit before finally winning 9-8 on penalties. Malaya FC U19 had a challenging start to their 2019 YFL season, ending up in the bottom half of their division after the league’s summer leg. But Dava, who is also Far Eastern University (FEU) assistant coach, has done wonders with the team with his strict and disciplined training regimen. “There is no shortcut to success,” Dava said – a lesson he has imparted time and again to the U19 team. “The journey is not easy, but it will be worth it.” Dava worked with Malaya FC keeper coach Roland Sadia in revitalizing the U19 team. Malaya FC secretary-general Mark Duane Angos said he sees even brighter prospects for the Malaya FC U19 boys, now that they have proven to themselves that they can be winners. “This is not the end of the road for them in the YFL, especially with the announcement of (YFL) President Mike Atayde that they will open a U21 division soon,” Angos said.  “We are especially proud of this team for overcoming adversity and challenges and coming out on top. Truly, they played with heart,” said Angos, alluding to Malaya FC’s motto “spiel mit herz” or “play with heart.”  The Malaya FC U19 squad is composed mostly of senior high school or college athletic scholars from Far Eastern University, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Arellano University, and Emilio Aguinaldo College. More than half have been with Malaya FC since their U17 days; with many crediting their Malaya FC training and exposure to various tournaments as instrumental in honing their football skills and bagging a coveted athletic scholarship.  Malaya Football is a non-profit organization dedicated to using the sport of football for community development. The club gives children from underprivileged communities the chance to learn and play football through free training and participation in highly competitive leagues such as the YFL, the country’s premier football league, as well as local and international tournaments. Malaya FC is a founding member of the YFL and a member of the Cavite Football Association (CAFA). Various individuals, organizations, and corporate sponsors such as Cherrylume Brand, Frontrow International, Genesis Transport Service Inc., TELUS International Philippines, Manila Standard, Allianz-PNB Life, Barcino, Mister Donut, Bootcamp Football Shop, Pagcor, and Smart Communications support Malaya FC in its mission of making football accessible to as many kids as possible......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 15th, 2019

China completes Mars lander test ahead of 2020 mission

HUAILAI, China – China on Thursday, November 14, completed a test of its Mars exploration lander ahead of Beijing's first mission to the red planet slated for 2020. Beijing is pouring billions into its military-run space program , with hopes of having a crewed space station by 2022. Thursday's hovering and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2019

CCP to bring outreach program, Philharmonic concert to Aklan

KALIBO, Aklan, Nov. 13 (PIA6) -- Aklanons here will be treated to a free concert of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) to highlight and culminate an outreach program of the Cultural Center.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 13th, 2019

CCP to bring outreach program, Philharmonic concert to Aklan

KALIBO, Aklan, Nov. 13 (PIA6) -- Aklanons here will be treated to a free concert of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) to highlight and culminate an outreach program of the Cultural Center.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 13th, 2019

CHED to implement scholarship program for decommissioned MILF combat

QUEZON CITY, Nov. 8 (PIA)--The children of around 7,000 decommissioned Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants and members of their family, as well as selected beneficiaries from six govern.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 8th, 2019

CHED to implement scholarship program for decommissioned MILF combat

QUEZON CITY, Nov. 8 (PIA)--The children of around 7,000 decommissioned Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants and members of their family, as well as selected beneficiaries from six govern.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 8th, 2019

‘Dia de Alcalde’ brings love, hope to poor Zambo residents

HUNDREDS OF POOR families continue to benefit from the “Dia de Alcalde” love caravan – an outreach program in Zamboanga […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2019

Scholarship program eyed for decommissioned MILF combatants

The government is planning to establish a special scholarship or capacity development program for decommissioned members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and their dependents......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 6th, 2019

Mobile construction schools

Manila, Philippines – Binati ni Sen. Cynthia Villar ang mga trainee na nagtapos ng  kurso sa construction painting at welding sa ilalim ng TESDA Training for Work Scholarship Program sa pagkaroon nila ng karagdagang oportunidad na kumita ng pera dahil sa  bagong kaalaman at kakayahan. Dahil na rin sa demand sa construction jobs, nagtayo ang Villar SIPAG ng limang […] The post Mobile construction schools appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsNov 4th, 2019

Munzon, Pasaol to suit up for PH

Joshua Munzon and Alvin Pasaol are likely to suit up for the Philippines in the FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament slated March 18 to 22 in India. Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 Commissioner and program director Eric Altamirano said Munzon and Pasaol are shoo-ins for the OQT by virtue of being the country’s two highest-ranked players. FIBA […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2019

Erap: 120,000 patients benefited from free dialysis program

Around 120,000 kidney patients have benefited from the free dialysis program of former Manila mayor Joseph Estrada......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 31st, 2019

FOOTBALL: Makati FC prepares for SingaCup with training camp in Japan

Makati FC sets its eyes on winning the SingaCup 2019 in Singapore this month, as the storied youth football team is currently training in Gotemba, Japan. “The MFC Japan camp puts our local Filipino talent at a very young age in a much higher level of training. This is necessary  to prepare them to compete in higher level tournaments,” said SeLu Lozano, Makati FC chief executive officer. Among those new recruits from U13 that were given the opportunity to train in Japan and compete in SingaCup are Koronadal natives Lance Pusoc and Daniel Cagaanan, and  Ron Moequin of Bacolod. Coming off a successful campaign in last month's Borneo Cup, Makati FC is using this momentum to continue its sound football program. In the Borneo Cup, Makati FC won the boys U15 gold to go boys U14 and U13 silver medals. “The continuous development of players is what the club aims for as we try to contribute in the efforts of strengthening the Philippine youth football. At the same time we are able maximise child’s growth and development using football as a school of life,” said Lozano. The team left for Japan over the weekend to train with the Japan Football Association (JFA) coaches. Aside from the SingaCup slated on Nov. 3-7, Makati FC is also preparing for Bangkok 7s set on Nov. 29-Dec. 2 in Thailand......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 31st, 2019