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Top students vie in PPS Actifit National Open

Patricia Velez and Melanie Dizon and Jeremiah Macias III and Elvin Geluz gear up for a three-weekend duel with the country’s leading and rising junior players in the PPS-PEPP Actifit National Students Open, which gets going Friday at the KCDA Actifit Sports Center in Valenzuela City......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarSep 12th, 2019

UST, Ateneo share net honors in Valenzuela City

UST rallied to stun Ateneo in the men’s team finals and foil the Katipunan-based school’s sweep bid in the PPS-PEPP Actifit National Students Open at the KCDA Actifit Sports Center in Valenzuela City over the weekend. Christian Fel Lopez and Mart Cabahug wore down Julian Dayrit and Luke Flores in a pressure-packed duel, 8-7 (4), […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 1st, 2019

UST, Ateneo share Actifit Open net honors

UST rallied to stun Ateneo in the men’s team finals and foil the Katipunan-based school’s sweep bid in the PPS-PEPP Actifit National Students Open......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 1st, 2019

UP, Ateneo bets gain Actifit Open semis

UP’s Patricia Velez and Nica Alanis forged a “Battle of Katipunan” with Melanie Dizon and unranked Jana Pages of Ateneo as the neighborhood rivals barged into the semifinals of the PPS-PEPP Actifit National Students Open at the KCDA Actifit Sports Center in Valenzuela City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 26th, 2019

Top student netters vie in PPS Actifit National Open

Patricia Velez and Melanie Dizon and Jeremiah Macias III and Elvin Geluz gear up for a three-weekend duel in the PPS-PEPP Actifit National Students Open, which gets going today at the KCDA Actifit Sports Center in Valenzuela City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 12th, 2019

Top students vie in PPS Actifit National Open

Patricia Velez and Melanie Dizon and Jeremiah Macias III and Elvin Geluz gear up for a three-weekend duel with the country’s leading and rising junior players in the PPS-PEPP Actifit National Students Open, which gets going Friday at the KCDA Actifit Sports Center in Valenzuela City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 12th, 2019

Record PPS tennis season under way

The country’s longest-running, biggest circuit has also scheduled 12 Open championships featuring the country’s leading players while boosting the tour with 16 Legends events and one National Students Open. This year’s edition also includes 30 free grassroots tennis clinics nationwide as part of its continuing effort to develop the sport and discover young talents, especially in the countryside......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 10th, 2020

ABS-CBN brings the techno sport “HADO” to the Philippines

ABS-CBN officially launched Hado Pilipinas, a first-of-its-kind, dynamic technosport that promises to elevate the pulsating challenge of dodgeball by incorporating augmented reality (AR) into the mix.   Hado Pilipinas’ entry marks an innovation in Philippine sports from ABS-CBN’s subsidiary, ABS-CBN Themed Experiences, Inc., as the network continues to bring unique Kapamilya experiences in fun, engaging, and interactive themed attractions and activities.  “This technosport combines physical and digital play in a game that various teams, groups of friends, even families can play and enjoy,” shared ABS-CBN Themed Experiences head Cookie Bartolome.  Filipinos will enjoy this multiplayer technosport—a distinct activity that combines technology and sports for an innovative experience. Unlike e-games which follows the usual pattern of video gaming that involves mere hand-eye coordination, technosports require physical agility which makes the players exhaust physical energy and sweat.  Hado is a brand of Augmented Reality (AR) games developed in Japan. Hado Player versus Player (or Hado PvP) employs the use of a lightweight head-mounted display as the AR interface, and arm-worn devices that enable players to throw energy balls and put up their shields. Unlike most VR and MOBA games where the interactivity is between player avatars on a digital interface, players here are completely immersed in the game as they make use of actual throwing and dodging motions to play the game properly.  Up to six players can play Hado PvP per game, with three players per team. The teams have 80 seconds to battle it out inside the Hado PvP Arena, with the winning team decided by who knocks-out more opponents by the end of regulation. On the other hand, spectators watching also get the same exhilarating experience by watching the AR composite on giant monitors. These allow them to see the CGI energy balls, shields, and overlays for player stats. Meanwhile, students from the universities and colleges in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) already got a taste of the thrilling new technosport as “Hado Pilipinas” currently goes around each school to introduce the game.  The winning team at the ongoing Hado Pilipinas NCAA Collegiate Cup 2019 wins an all-expense paid trip to Tokyo, Japan to represent the Philippines in the Hado World Cup 2019 in December, and have a chance to win ¥2 million.  Interested players can experience the game at the soon-to-open Hado Pilipinas Camp, a training ground opening inside the ABS-CBN Compound in the last quarter of 2019.   The “Hado Pilipinas” journey, hosted by Vince Velasco and Denice Dinsay, airs on ABS-CBN S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, and LIGA HD every Sunday, 11:30am, starting August 25. The program can also be viewed on ABS-CBN’s streaming platform iWant.  For more details, follow @hadopilipinas on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2019

Ms.Universe Catriona Gray’s gown gets 1.8K views in Museo de Legazpi exhibit

At least 1,876 people mostly students, professionals, tourists and local visitors have viewed the national costume of 2018 Ms. Universe Catriona Gray during the one month exhibit at the Museo de Legazpi which started from January 15 and ended February 14. The national costume has been used by Gray during the pre-pageant competition on 2018 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News11 hr. 0 min. ago

FIBA By the Numbers: The future is now for Gilas

Gilas Pilipinas' new era is off to a fine start thanks to the national team's impressive road win against Indonesia to open the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers. With a relatively younger group than that previous iterations, Gilas took a while to get going but got the job done without too much trouble in the fourth quarter nonetheless. Pending new announcements for their cancelled home game against Thailand, the Indonesia road win is Gilas' last game and we'll have to wait a good nine months before the national team takes the court again. [Related: FIBA: Thirdy stars as Gilas pulls away late in win over Indonesia] With that, here's a nice ol' By the Numbers to help ease us through a much-needed Gilas break.   23 Total points for Thirdy Ravena in his first game back in Gilas Pilipinas. Thirdy just added to his stock as the most coveted Pinoy prospect outside of Kai Sotto with this performance with the national team. Ravena led Gilas with 23 points, all in the first three quarters of the win against Indonesia. Up until the national team opened the floodgates in the fourth quarter, it was Thirdy that was getting buckets for Gilas, keeping Indonesia at bay. On top of his 23 points, Thirdy also had eight rebounds, three assists, and two blocks. The future is now for the former Blue Eagle.   11 Total players in the scoring column for Gilas Pilipinas in the win against Indonesia. Thirdy's scoring outburst kept the Philippines ahead, but Gilas' balanced attack eventually overwhelmed the hosts in Sunday's 30-point win. RR Pogoy got hot in the fourth and finished with 16 points while CJ Perez, Kiefer Ravena, and Juan Gomez de Liano all scored in double figures as well. Only Isaac Go didn't score for Gilas but he did have seven rebounds in almost eight minutes of action.   15 Total steals for Gilas Pilipinas against Indonesia. Interim head coach Mark Dickel likes his team to play defense and that was pretty evident in the way Gilas was aggressive in their first game to start the Asia Cup qualifiers. Gilas recorded 15 steals in a game where Indonesia had 16 turnovers. Seven players had at least one takeaway with CJ Perez and Kiefer Ravena leading the national team with four steals each. Dwight Ramos and Poy Erram had two apiece.   32 Largest lead of the night for Gilas Pilipinas. Indonesia was within four, 51-55, late in the third before Gilas ended the quarter with a 12-2 blitz for a 67-53 lead. Come the fourth quarter, RR Pogoy started out hot and Kiefer Ravena and CJ Perez helped add the finishing touches as the national team cruised to a big road win in the Asia Cup qualifiers.   26 Total fouls on Gilas Pilipinas. It wasn't all smooth sailing for Gilas as the Pinoys were called for a grand total of 26 fouls Sunday. Early penalty situation in the second and third quarters allowed Indonesia to stick around as they connected on 20 out of 23 free throws. Eight Gilas players had at least two fouls though no player fouled out.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News11 hr. 21 min. ago

FIBA: Thirdy stars as Gilas pulls away late in win over Indonesia

A ton of fouls and early penalty situation for two straight quarters slowed down Gilas Pilipinas but the national team got the job done on the road nonetheless. The Philippines is on the board in the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers, pulling away late from Indonesia to score a 100-70 win Sunday at the Britama Arena in Jakarta. Thirdy Ravena starred for Gilas Pilipinas, leading the national team with 23 points on 50 percent shooting. He also had eight rebounds, three assists, and two blocks in 23 minutes off the bench. As Gilas struggled with its foul situation in the second and third quarters, keeping Indonesia dangerously close, it was Thirdy that was getting buckets for the Philippines. An Arki Wisnu layup put Indonesia within four, 51-55, but that proved to be the closest the hosts would get as the Philippines responded with a 12-2 run to close the third. Gilas finally pulled away in the fourth quarter, leading by as many as 32 points for the win. RR Pogoy started to open the floodgates for the Philippines, scoring nine of his 16 points early in the quarter. Kiefer Ravena and CJ Perez helped add the finishing touches in Gilas Pilipinas' first win of these qualifiers. After Thirdy and Pogoy, Perez scored 11 for Gilas while Kiefer and Juan Gomez de Liano added 10 points each. Andakara Prastawa Dhyaksa led all scorers with 28 points for Indonesia while Abraham Grahita added 17 points for the hosts. With the win, Gilas joins longtime nemesis South Korea for the early lead in Group A standings with indentical 1-0 records. Pending new updates on Gilas Pilipinas cancelled home game against Thailand, the national team's next official dates for these qualifiers will come in November. The Philippines will be on the road against South Korea on Nov. 27 and against Thailand on Nov. 30.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

‘Profiling’ memorandum on Muslim students recalled

MGen. Debold Sinas, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director, ordered the recall of a memorandum that sought the identification of Muslim students in Manila schools. “I have directed the District Director of Manila Police Distict (MPD) [Police Brig. Gen.] Bernabe Mendoza Balba to recall the memorandum regarding the updated list of Muslim Students in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2020

Noble initiative : PNP chief sees nothing wrong with listing of Muslim students

Gen. Archie Gamboa, Philippine National Police chief, said the PNP leadership supports the initiative of reaching out to Muslim youth in the capital region......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2020

Tight duel up as PH Ladies& rsquo; Open begins

​The Philippine Ladies Open 2020 gets going today (Tuesday, Feb. 18) with Rianne Malixi out to extend her winning ways, Abby Arevalo seeking redemption and Nicole Abelar and Eagle Ace Superal ready to foil the two aces who clashed for the national crown the last time out......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

PNP chief open to another government post

Philippine National Police chief Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa is open to serving the public in another post when he retires from the service in September......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020

FIBA: Countdown starts for final Gilas 12 against Indonesia

Gilas Pilipinas should be getting close to figuring out who will make its final 12-man lineup to start the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers. After another practice Saturday, interim head coach Mark Dickel says he and his staff are rounding out the first 15 players for the game against Indonesia next week. "I'm sure we'll go back-and-forth with the coaches tonight on who the 15 are and then start talking about combinations who should start," Dickel said. "I'm really trying to have an open mind about all the players here, let the team pick itself based on how they're performing. I didn't wanna come in here with preconceived ideas because then you don't give guys a real chance to force their way in," he added. At the very latest, Gilas Pilipinas has until the eve of a game to form a 12-man lineup. That gives the national team a full week to decide on the roster against Indonesia. However, Dickel and his coaching staff will have to put together a list very soon which will be subject to approval by FIBA and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas. "We haven't really thought too much on who's gonna make the 15 or the 12," Dickel said. "Over the next couple of days we gotta release it to FIBA for clearance reasons," he added. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020

UAAP Season 82: No time to relax for repeat-seeking Ateneo Lady Eagles

All teams will be after Ateneo de Manila University as the Lady Eagles march into UAAP Season 82 with a huge target mark on their chests. But instead of taking it as pressure in its attempt to keep the title perched in Katipunan, Ateneo embraces it. A constant reminder for the Lady Eagles to be on their toes at all times and always keep their guards up. “Since defending champs kami, everyone wants to beat us,” said incoming third year libero Dani Ravena. “Added pressure ‘yun, but at the same time, it's motivation for us not to be satisfied with one game,” added Ravena. “Everyone wants to beat us so the next game will be tougher than the last one.” Ateneo lost three vital cogs in Maddie Madayag, Bea De Leon and Kim Gequillana after its title conquest last year in a dramatic come-from-behind Finals series win over University of Sto. Tomas, but still remains a powerhouse squad with key returnees and the addition of blue chip recruits. The biggest boost in the Lady Eagles’ title-retention bid is the presence of prolific scorer and court leader Kat Tolentino, who decided to make one final tour of duty. Joining Tolentino are seasoned players Jho Maraguinot and setter Jamie Lavitoria, who are making their return after skipping a year to pursue careers in the commercial league.   Ateneo will miss the services of heady playmaker Deanna Wong, who is still recovering from a shin injury, but will still have most of their championship core in Ravena, Ponggay Gaston, Jules Samonte, Vanessa Gandler, Erika Raagas and setter Jaja Maraguinot.   “Malaking factor ang pagbalik ng mga seniors sa amin and ‘yung improvement ng mga rookies and sophomores isang malaking bagay para sa amin,” said Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro. Giving the Lady Eagles an even deeper arsenal this season is the integration of promising rookies led by scorer Faith Nisperos and middle Joan Narit. While the good mix of veterans and rookies combined with championship experience and support of legions of fans make the Lady Eagles a serious title contender, Almadro constantly reminds his team that a repeat won’t be given to them for free.     “Mahirap maging complacent,” he said. “Mahirap mag-settle down na nakabalik na si ganito, nakabalik na si ganyan. I’m always telling my players, it’s not about how strong you are, it’s not about being strong lang eh.” “’Di sapat sa akin yung magaling lang eh. Kailanngan talaga nandoon ang teamwork, nandoon ang effort, nandoon ang sacrifices for the team and the school,” Almadro stressed.   EYES ON YOU: Ateneo will see this season the final flight of Kat Tolentino for the blue and white as well as the debut of its prized recruit Faith Nisperos. All eyes will be on the duo as they try to bring the Lady Eagles their second straight title and fourth overall.       Nisperos showed a glimpse of what to expect from her during the pre-season as she led Ateneo to a third place finish in the PVL Collegiate Conference. The National University-Nazareth School product, who averaged 12.4 points per game with 41.46% success rate in attacks in the PVL, embraces the challenge of playing for one of the best teams in the league in the past decade.    “I just wanna do my best,” she said. “I won't pressure myself in trying to push myself too hard. Ang goal ko lang naman is gampanan ‘yung role ko sa team.” For Tolentino, who during the pre-season played for ChocoMucho in the PVL Open Conference, she will be playing a bigger role as the leader of the Lady Eagles. “My main goal for this year is to find that leadership role and show my character,” said Tolentino. “I wanna help the team using my experience the last four years. I wanna encourage my teammates to push for that same goal.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2020

FIBA: Dickel wants 'good show' in Gilas one-and-done

Mark Dickel is handling Gilas Pilipinas for pretty much only two weeks as the national team's interim head coach. It's an extreme task, that's for sure. The Philippines started practice exactly two weeks before group play starts in the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers. In less than a week since training began, three players have begged off due to injuries and personal reasons. The fact that Dickel is only in charge for Gilas' upcoming two games likewise presents an intriguing challenge. "You just play the cards that you've been dealt," Dickel said. "You don't really about too much, you just lock in and feel lucky and thankful to have the players that you have, we got a lot of good players here," he added. Gilas will start the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers against familiar opponents. The Philippines will open things up at home on Feb. 20 against Thailand, a rematch of the gold medal game from the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Gilas will then take on Indonesia on Feb. 23 on the road. He'll only handle Gilas for two games but Dickel is raring to put up winning performances. "I'm just excited. I know we're gonna be motivated and ready to go," he said. "We should put on a good show," Dickel added. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

UAAP Season 82: Lacsina following Santiago’s footsteps

Sophomore Ivy Lacsina looks at Jaja Santiago, who is arguably the best volleyball player to come out of National University, as an inspiration when the Lady Bulldogs plunge into action in the UAAP Season 82 women’s volleyball tournament. Taking over the spot left by Santiago two years ago, the 6-foot-2 Lacsina hopes to emulate the same hard work and discipline of the former Queen Lady Bulldog, who is now enjoying success as an import in the Japan V. Premier League playing for the Saitama Ageo Medics. “Sobrang nakaka-proud po yun and nakaka-motivate na ganun na si Ate Jaja ngayon, dati nakakausap ko lang yan. Iba na ang narating niya ngayon,” said Lacsina of the 6-foot-5 Santiago, who recently helped the Ageo Medics win its first-ever third place trophy. “Naisip ko na grabe yun pala ang kaya mong marating kung mag-hardwork ka and nag-focus ka sa dapat mong i-focus.” Lacsina seems to be following the same path taken by Santiago, who at her size plays at the wing in Japan. From her natural position as a middle, Lacsina was converted to open spiker for the short-handed Lady Bulldogs last season. Averaging almost 13 points per game in her debut season as a winger, Lacsina indeed could be the next big star for NU. But the soft-spoken player knows that she still has a lot to improve on starting with discipline.    “Kinukwento ng iba naming teammates na naranasang maging senior si [Ate Jaja], iba po ang disiplina niya sa sarili niya,” said Lacsina, who considers Santiago as a big influence why she decided to stay with NU after graduating from NU-Nazareth School. “Yun po ang naisip ko na, ‘Ay kailangan ito ang disiplina ko para someday makuha ko rin ang pwede kong makuha.’” “Hindi ko kailangan maging Ate Jaja,” she added. “Kailangan kong maging ako at gawin ko siyang motivation.”   Lacsina will be NU’s rock on defense at the net after making an impact last year. Despite the departure of last Season 81 1st Best Middle Blocker Roselyn Doria, the Lady Bulldogs still have a solid frontline with Lacsina and returning veteran Risa Sato, who missed last year’s action because of academic issues.   Lacsina cherishes the chance of playing alongside a seasoned player in Sato. “Malaki po ang epekto niya kasi po iba ang laro niya, iba po ang pagiging jolly niya, iba po ang pagi-enjoy niya, pag-iingay nya sobrang nadadala kami,” said Lacsina. “Saka ‘yung standard niya. Ang taas kasi talaga ng standard niya which is good.” With hopes of improving from last year’s 4-10 record, the Lady Bulldogs are banking on Lacsina to level up her game just like what the former Most Valuable Player Santiago did during her heydays with NU......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2020

TESDA urge students to avail trainings, 568 slots open in Cam Norte

DAET, Camarines Norte, Feb. 4 (PIA) - The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) here urged students and qualified beneficiaries to avail of their training programs which have.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2020

DepEd postpones national, regional events in February amid nCoV threat

The Department of Education put on hold national competitions for students in February amid the threat of the deadly novel coronavirus......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2020