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Truck body makers to join jeepney modernization, Eco-PUV programs

THE Automotive Body Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (ABMAP) said it will participate in both the PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP) of the Department of Transportation (DoTr) and the Eco-PUV Program of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). ABMAP, an organization of truck body builders, said that it will manufacture products conforming to and avail […] The post Truck body makers to join jeepney modernization, Eco-PUV programs appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMar 13th, 2018

Piston president arrested, handcuffed while posting bail

“The police wanted to make a statement and terrorize the people especially those critical of government programs such as the bogus jeepney modernization.” The post Piston president arrested, handcuffed while posting bail appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

Afril Bernardino is first woman awardee in Collegiate Basketball Awards

Honoring the heroes of season’s past, the 2018 Chooks-to-Go Collegiate Basketball Awards is set to distinguish three outstanding performers in college basketball on Thursday at The Bayleaf Intramuros, Manila. Alvin Pasaol, the Lyceum Pirates, and Afril Bernardino will be the recipients of special awards in the ceremony organized by the UAAP-NCAA Press Corps and supported by Chooks-to-Go and The Bayleaf Intramuros. The Breakout Player award will be given to Pasaol for his exceptional rise as one of the most prolific scorers in the collegiate ranks for University of the East, highlighted by his 49-point explosion in a single game. The Lyceum Pirates, meanwhile, are set to accept a Special Citation for their record-setting 18-0 run in the NCAA Season 93 eliminations, making the inspiring turnaround from league cellar-dwellers to legitimate title contenders. The Pirates of head coach Topex Robinson also ruled the Philippine Collegiate Champions League earlier this year for the first time in school history, stamping their mark as one of the top college basketball programs in the country. Bernardino, a former member of the National University Lady Bulldogs, will also be recognized as she will be receiving the Award of Excellence for her contributions to women’s college basketball. Already a legend as a three-time UAAP MVP, Bernardino also became a pioneer in her sport, winning the inaugural UAAP 3X3 tournament in Season 80. Now, she will be making history as the event's first-ever woman awardee. Pasaol, LPU, and Bernardino join Isaac Go of Ateneo and Donald Tankoua of San Beda, who are also set to receive the Pivotal Player awards during the awards nights before the collegiate basketball season resumes next month with the NCAA wars......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News52 min. ago

PNP moves roll-out date for body cam program

          Instead of June, the roll out of the P332-million body-worn cameras may be moved to the latter part of the year because the bidding has yet to start, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Dir. Gen. Oscar D. Albayalde said Thursday.   Albayalde said the process for the purchase of the body-worn cameras may be finished by the third or fourth quarter of the year because a lot bidders have filed their intent to join the bidding.   "Mahaba kasi ang process niyan. There are pre-bidding and product presentation. Napakarami kasi nung mga nagbigay ng proposal," Albayalde said in a press briefing at Camp Crame.   ...Keep on reading: PNP moves roll-out date for body cam program.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Batang Gilas stars Padrigao, Cortez to join BWB Asia Camp in India

NBA press release NEW YORK, MIES, MUMBAI – The National Basketball Association (NBA), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) today announced the top 66 boys and girls from 16 countries and territories who will participate in the 10th edition of Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Asia. BWB Asia 2018 will be held May 30 – June 2 at The NBA Academy India in Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), marking the second time that the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program will be held in India. Nike will serve as the official partner. Corey Brewer (Oklahoma City Thunder; U.S.), Caris LeVert (Brooklyn Nets; U.S.), Kelly Olynyk (Miami Heat; Canada; BWB Americas 2009), Dwight Powell (Dallas Mavericks; Canada), two-time WNBA Champion Ruth Riley, and former WNBA player Ebony Hoffman will coach the top high school age campers from throughout the Asia-Pacific region. BWB Asia 2018 will feature two current prospects from NBA Academies, the league’s signature elite player development initiative that consists of a network of elite basketball training centers around the world for top male and female prospects from outside the U.S. Since October 2016, NBA Academies have been launched in Canberra, Australia; Jinan, Urumqi and Zhuji, China; Delhi NCR, India; Mexico City, Mexico; and Thies, Senegal. Players and coaches will lead the campers through a variety of activities on and off the court, including movement efficiency, positional skill development, shooting and skills competitions, 5-on-5 games, and daily life skills seminars focusing on health, leadership and communication. One boy and one girl will be named BWB Asia 2018 MVPs at the conclusion of the four-day camp. BWB Asia 2018 will be preceded by a basketball development camp May 27 – 29 for the 18 female prospects from throughout India as part of The NBA Academies Women’s Program. 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame member Jennifer Azzi, Riley and former college coach Blair Hardiek – the global technical directors for women’s programming across the league’s seven academies – will oversee the camp. BWB Asia 2018 and The NBA Academies Women’s Program camp will also include a variety of NBA Cares and Jr. NBA community outreach efforts with youth in New Delhi in partnership with local community organizations, including basketball clinics for more than 150 youth from the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program and the NBA Basketball Schools in New Delhi. These programs will highlight the power of sport to promote cultural understanding while teaching the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle and the values of the game, including teamwork, respect, determination and community. Current NBA assistant coaches Bret Brielmaier (Nets), Darvin Ham (Atlanta Hawks), Ryan Saunders (Minnesota Timberwolves), and Mike Wells (Utah Jazz) will also serve as BWB Asia 2018 coaches. Patrick Hunt (President of the World Association of Basketball Coaches; Australia) will be the camp director. Casey Smith (Mavericks) will serve as the camp’s athletic trainer. Nike, a BWB global partner since 2002, will outfit the campers and coaches with Nike apparel and footwear. BWB has reached more than 3,190 participants from 127 countries and territories since 2001, with more than 50 former campers drafted into the NBA or signed as free agents. A record 24 former BWB campers were on opening-night rosters for the 2017-18 season. The NBA and FIBA have staged 53 BWB camps in 33 cities across 27 countries on six continents. More than 250 current and former NBA, WNBA and FIBA players have joined more than 200 NBA team personnel from all 30 NBA teams to support BWB across the world. BWB Asia was previously held in India in 2008. The NBA Academy India, an elite basketball training center in Delhi NCR for the top male and female prospects from throughout India and the first of its kind in the country, officially opened in May 2017 and builds on the NBA’s existing basketball and youth development initiatives in India. The Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program has reached more than 6 million youth and trained more than 5,000 physical education instructors nationwide since its launch in 2013. In April 2017, the NBA launched The NBA Basketball School, a network of tuition-based basketball development programs open to male and female players from outside the U.S. ages 6-18. NBA Basketball Schools have been launched in Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune and Punjab as part of a multiyear agreement with India On Track (IOT), one of India’s leading sports management, marketing and development companies. NBA Champion Kevin Durant became the first active NBA player to visit The NBA Academy India in July 2017. Follow BWB using the hashtag #BWBAsia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Follow The NBA Academies Women’s Program using the hashtag #NBAAcademy on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Find out more about NBA Academies at nbaacademy.nba.com and on Instagram (nbaacademy). Additional 2018 BWB camps in Serbia and South Africa will be announced at a later date. The following is a complete list of players participating in the 10th BWB Asia camp (rosters are subject to change): Girls Boys *Current NBA Academies Prospect **NBA Academies Women’s Program Participant.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

DOH chief elected global health body exec

HEALTH Secretary Francisco T. Duque III has been elected as first Vice President of the 71st World Health Assembly, representing the Western Pacific Region, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced yesterday. The Health Assembly is the largest international health platform where government officials, policy makers, Non-governmental organizations, and members….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

DFA grieves with kin of murdered Filipina student in Ireland

        The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday offered its condolences to the family of a 24-year-old Filipina student who went missing and later found murdered in Dublin, Ireland.   DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said he has offered his sympathies to the kin of Jastine Valdez, who was reported kidnapped before her body was discovered by Irish police.   "We grieve with the loved ones of Jastine Valdez, someone so young and so full of promise, who was suddenly taken away from them," Cayetano said in a statement.   "We join the rest of the Filipino Community in Ireland in offering our prayers for Jastine an...Keep on reading: DFA grieves with kin of murdered Filipina student in Ireland.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

First phase of e-jeepney rollout set for June

THE GOVERNMENT is set to roll out in June the first batch of electric jeepneys, Malacañang said on Thursday. “We are pleased to announce that as part of the Department of Transportations’ (DoTr) Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP), the first batch of modern electric jeepneys will be rolled out in June,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry […] The post First phase of e-jeepney rollout set for June appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

North Korea to join efforts for total nuclear weapons test ban

GENEVA, Switzerland – North Korea plans to join international efforts to implement a total ban on nuclear weapons tests, it told the United Nations disarmament body Tuesday, May 15. "DPRK will join international desires and efforts for a total ban on nuclear tests," North Korea's ambassador to the UN in Geneva ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Philippine obstacle sports body determined to go mainstream

Barely 15 months since being formed, the Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation (POSF) has come up with ambitious plans and programs than should keep it busy in the years to come......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Transport strike hiwaton sa May 22-23

ILOILO – Pagahiwaton na sa maabot nga Lunes kag Martes, Mayo 22 tubtub 23 ang duha ka adlaw nga transport strike batuk sa Jeepney Modernization Program sang LTFRB. Ini ang ginkumpirmar ni Boyet Parcon, presidente sang Iloilo City Loop Alliance of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association ukon ICLAJODA. Suno kay Parcon nga gintalana nila sa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rmniloiloRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018

3 dead, 1 hurt as 12-wheeler truck crushes tricycle in Taguig

Three persons were killed and another was hurt as a a 12-wheeler truck carrying sand squashed a tricycle in Taguig Cityon Wednesdayafternoon. According to Taguig Rescue personnel, the fatalities were all passengers of the tryciclye -- identified as 31-year-old Coritha Lycop, her 4-year-old son Miguel, and 47-year-old Anna Seeres, all residents of Barangay Signal Village. They were taken to the Taguig-Pateros District Hospital, where they pronounced dead with body and head injuries. The driver of the tricycle, 35-year-old Ruel Lycop, husband of the woman and father of the boy who died, was also taken to the same hospital for treatment. In a report by the Taguig Disaster Risk R...Keep on reading: 3 dead, 1 hurt as 12-wheeler truck crushes tricycle in Taguig.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

Nationwide Round-Up

Transport group doubts gov’t can find jeepney drivers alternative jobs A TRANSPORT group leader said the government’s recent statement that agencies are working to find alternative jobs for jeepney drivers confirms their position that the modernization program will ultimately leave many of them without livelihood. “It only proves our assumption that the jeepney phaseout is […] The post Nationwide Round-Up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

Panel hopes to end US NCAA one-and-dones

By Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The most difficult part of the NCAA’s attempt to clean up college basketball begins now. Hours after former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice presented the Commission on College Basketball’s sweeping recommendations for reforming a sport weighed down by corruption, NCAA leaders set in motion the process for turning those ideas into reality. The NCAA Board of Governors, a group of 16 university presidents and the association’s highest ranking body, unanimously endorsed all the commission’s recommendations Wednesday. Now it’s up to various subcommittees, working groups and college administrators to dig into a mountain of work over the next three months as the NCAA attempts to change NBA draft rules, create a new enforcement body, toughen penalties for rules violations, revamp summer recruiting and certify agents. All while trying to get buy-in from organizations that might not be motivated to help. “It’s going to be a challenge to say the least,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said. “This is a pace of decision making that the association’s really never done on this kind of scale before.” The Division I Council, comprised mostly of athletic directors and headed by Miami AD Blake James, has the job of turning the recommendations into rules. That requires feedback from schools, then council votes with some conference votes counting more heavily than others. Each proposal then goes to the Board of Directors, where a majority vote is needed to send it to the Board of Governors for final approval. It’s a winding path — crossing 351 Division I schools with varied priorities and concerns — and requiring consensus building and compromise for measures to pass. NCAA rule changes can sometimes take a full calendar year to sort out. “We’ve got to make sure we don’t let the good fall victim to the perfect here,” Emmert said. “Nobody believes we’re going to get everything perfect the first time through.” The independent commission Rice led released a much-anticipated and detailed 60-page report , seven months after the group was formed in response to a federal corruption investigation that rocked college basketball. Ten people, including some assistant coaches, have been charged in a bribery and kickback scheme , and high-profile programs such as Arizona, Louisville and Kansas have been tied to possible NCAA violations. “They believe the college basketball enterprise is worth saving,” Rice told the AP of commission members in an interview before addressing NCAA leaders. “We believe there’s a lot of work to do in that regard. That the state of the game is not very strong. We had to be bold in our recommendations.” The proposals were wide-ranging, falling mostly into five categories: NBA draft rules, specifically the league’s 19-year-old age limit that has led to so-called one-and-done college players; non-scholastic basketball such as AAU leagues and summer recruiting events; the relationship between players and agents; relationships with apparel companies; and NCAA enforcement. “Some people like some of (the recommendations) more than others, which is human nature, but as a board we’re unanimous in the endorsement and the acceptance of these recommendations for the NCAA,” said Minnesota President Eric Kaler, chairman of the Division I Board of Directors. It’s not yet clear how the governing body would pay for some of the proposals, though the NCAA reported revenues of more than $1 billion dollars for fiscal year 2017 in its most recent financial disclosures. The commission offered harsh assessments of toothless NCAA enforcement, as well as the shady summer basketball circuit that brings together agents, apparel companies and coaches looking to profit on teenage prodigies. It called the environment surrounding hoops “a toxic mix of perverse incentives to cheat,” and said responsibility for the current mess goes all the way up to university presidents. It also defended the NCAA’s amateurism model, saying paying players a salary isn’t the answer. “The goal should not be to turn college basketball into another professional league,” the commission wrote in its report. The commission did leave open the possibility that college athletes could earn money off their names, images and likenesses, but decided not to commit on the subject while the courts are still weighing in. Rice called the crisis in college basketball “first and foremost a problem of failed accountability and lax responsibility.” ONE-AND-DONE The commission emphasized the need for elite players to have more options when choosing between college and professional basketball, and to separate the two tracks. The commission called for the NBA and its players association to change rules requiring players to be at least 19 years old and a year removed from graduating high school to be draft eligible. The one-and-done rule was implemented in 2006, despite the success of straight-from-high-school stars such as LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett. “I’m confident they are going to be very supportive,” Emmert said of the NBA and NBAPA. The NBA and players union praised the recommendations on enforcement and expressed concerns about youth basketball. On draft eligibility rules, however, there was no commitment. “The NBA and NBPA will continue to assess them in order to promote the best interests of players and the game,” they said. The commission did, however, say if the NBA and NBPA refuse to change their rules in time for the next basketball season, it would reconvene and consider other options for the NCAA, such as making freshmen ineligible or locking a scholarship for three or four years if the recipient leaves a program after a single year. “One-and-done has to go one way or another,” Rice told the AP. ENFORCEMENT The commission recommended harsher penalties for rule-breakers and that the NCAA outsource the investigation and adjudication of the most serious infractions cases. Level I violations would be punishable with up to a five-year postseason ban and the forfeiture of all postseason revenue for the time of the ban. That could be worth tens of millions to major conference schools. By comparison, recent Level I infractions cases involving Louisville and Syracuse basketball resulted in postseason bans of one year. Instead of show cause orders, which are meant to limit a coach’s ability to work in college sports after breaking NCAA rules, the report called for lifetime bans. “The rewards of success, athletic success, have become very great. The deterrents sometimes aren’t as effective as they need to be. What we want are deterrents that really impact an institution,” said Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins, who was a member of the Rice commission. AGENTS The commission proposed the NCAA create a program for certifying agents , and make them accessible to players from high school through their college careers. AAU AND SUMMER LEAGUES The NCAA, with support from the NBA and USA Basketball, should run its own recruiting events for prospects during the summer , the commission said, and take a more serious approach to certifying events it does not control. APPAREL COMPANIES The commission also called for greater financial transparency from shoe and apparel companies such as Nike, Under Armour and Adidas. These companies have extensive financial relationships with colleges and coaches worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and Adidas had two former executives charged by federal prosecutors in New York in the corruption case......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Unanswered calls, text messages forces man to commit suicide

A HELPER of a trucking firm allegedly took his own life after getting the cold shoulder from his live-in partner. Bob (real name withheld), 32, a native of Buenavista, Guimaras, is believed to have used the seat belt of a 10-wheeler wing van truck to hang his neck. His body was found at around 5:30 […] The post Unanswered calls, text messages forces man to commit suicide appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Painting of a jeepney driver’s love for family tops Yellow Pages art tilt

AMIDST talk of jeepney strikes, a young Filipino artist captured and immortalized the popular mass transport on canvas. But Paul Taladtad, 24, did not only paint the typical body of a sturdy jeepney — an ode to a stalwart of mass transport that is in the middle of controversial discussions over its impending doom — […] The post Painting of a jeepney driver’s love for family tops Yellow Pages art tilt appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Isuzu QKR light truck debuts as company’s latest PUV platform in recent PUV Expo

LEADING truck brand, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) participates in the recent Public Transport Modernization Expo, and displays their latest PUV prototypes highlighting the Isuzu QKR as its main platform. From April 3 to 4 at the PICC Forum tent, IPC showcases three new PUV prototypes in the latest transport expo organized by the Department of […] The post Isuzu QKR light truck debuts as company’s latest PUV platform in recent PUV Expo appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Ex-president Macapagal-Arroyo may join Boao Forum board in China

Hainan, China---Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo may join the board of the Boao Forum for Asia and replace former President Fidel Ramos in the body, according to Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana. Arroyo, now a lawmaker, is attending the Boao Forum upon the invitation of the secretariat. She paid a courtesy call to President Duterte shortly after his arrival in the Southern China province. Arroyo said she would be watching Mr. Duterte's speech at the Boao plenary, an opportunity that a foreign affairs official described as a privilege. Sta. Romana said the 90-year-old Ramos has been cutting back on his travels, which was why Arroyo may take ...Keep on reading: Ex-president Macapagal-Arroyo may join Boao Forum board in China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

LTFRB links fare hikes to modern PUV take-up

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo Reporter THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said it prefers to wait for the jeepney modernization program to gain traction before approving fare increases. Chairman Martin B. Delgra III said that the board will be “more receptive” to fare hike applications if more public utility vehicle (PUV) operators […] The post LTFRB links fare hikes to modern PUV take-up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

LeBron James has a favorite for the MVP award - himself

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James has someone in mind for the MVP award this season. Himself. This is a season where prohibitive MVP favorite James Harden has done phenomenal things with NBA-leading Houston, where reigning MVP Russell Westbrook has been fantastic again for Oklahoma City, and where Anthony Davis has found a new stratosphere to take his game, especially after New Orleans lost DeMarcus Cousins. James raves about them all. But ... “I would vote for me,” James told The Associated Press. “The body of work, how I’m doing it, what’s been happening with our team all year long, how we’ve got so many injuries and things of that nature, guys in and out, to be able to still keep this thing afloat, I definitely would vote me.” It’s not an unreasonable take. His numbers this season compare favorably — or exceed — the five-season run between 2008-09 and 2012-13 where he won the MVP award four times. His averages then: 27.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 7.3 assists on 52 percent shooting while playing 38 minutes per game. This season’s numbers: 27.4 points, 9.1 assists and 8.6 rebounds on 55 percent shooting. They are MVP-worthy, without question. “He’s continued to prove everybody wrong and find new levels,” said Miami guard Dwyane Wade, James’ longtime friend and two-time former teammate. “In his 15th season, to be 33 years of age and to be playing the way he’s playing, as consistent as he’s playing, that is as impressive as anything that anybody has ever done.” Averaging 27 points, nine assists and eight rebounds is an NBA rarity. Oscar Robertson had numbers like those five times, in five consecutive seasons from 1960-61 through 1964-65 (he won his lone MVP award in the 1963-64 season). No one posted averages like that again until last year, when Harden and Westbrook both pulled it off. Robertson, Harden and Westbrook were all twentysomethings when they had those numbers. James is in position to join them, at 33. A fifth MVP wouldn’t define him. He’s long been a Hall of Fame lock, but believes this one would be earned. “At this point in my career, I’m just trying to break the mold, break the narrative of guys in their 15th year. ... I’m trying to do things that have never been done before,” James said. “It’s crazy because I’m not setting out to do it. It’s just kind of happening organically. I’m just training my body and training my mind and going out and playing and seeing what happens.” The Cavaliers are in the mix to finish as high as No. 3 in the Eastern Conference, despite having 21 different players on the roster, 24 different starting lineups and counting, a slew of injuries, even with head coach Tyronn Lue falling ill and missing games. The season has been rocky. James says he’s been at his best anyway. “I’ve said it,” James said. “Obviously, I’ve had some unbelievable seasons before, but I’ve said it: This is the best I can go, just from a complete basketball player standpoint.” Time will tell if MVP voters agree. ___ STORM LIFE The Heat got stuck in Indianapolis on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time), losing in overtime to the Pacers and then being unable to get home because of plane difficulties. They made the best of the situation. A quick call to the Capital Grille in Indianapolis — where the manager initially didn’t believe that the Miami Heat, travel party of 51, were on the way — set up dinner for everyone, and hotel rooms were secured while everyone dined. The restaurant was in shutting-down mode for the night, then scrambled to get the staff needed to deal with that many diners arriving all at once. The team wound up flying out Monday morning (Monday evening, PHL time). ___ THE WEEK AHEAD Some of the games to watch over the next seven days: — Boston at Utah, Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time): The game that was slated to be Gordon Hayward’s return to Salt Lake City still matters plenty to both teams. — Milwaukee at Golden State, Thursday (Friday, PHL time): The Warriors think this is the game where they’ll get Kevin Durant back in the lineup after a rib injury. — New Orleans at Cleveland, Friday (Saturday, PHL time): Notable for one reason in particular: Larry Drew coaches the Cavs, son Larry Drew II plays for the Pelicans. — Toronto at Boston, Saturday (Sunday, PHL time): The Raptors are trying to lock up the No. 1 seed in the East, and the Celtics are the only team still in their way. — Houston at San Antonio, Sunday (Monday, PHL time): One of 13 games on Sunday’s NBA schedule, before everybody gets Monday off for the NCAA championship. — Indiana at Denver, Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time): The Pacers are in and now thinking about seeding, while the Nuggets are merely trying to stay in the West chase. ___ STAT LINE OF THE WEEK Kemba Walker, Charlotte: His 46-point effort on March 22 (Mar. 23, PHL time) was against tanking Memphis, but it still should be remembered for at least a couple of reasons. One, he needed only 28 minutes to score like that. And two, he became just the third player in NBA history to make at least 10 three-pointers and 10 free throws in the same game. The others? Kyrie Irving in 2015, and Joe Dumars in 1994......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

PSC sets pace for national coordinators

Philippine Sports Commission chairman William 'Butch' Ramirez met with around 30 coordinators from the different sporting organizations around the country as part of the inaugural Philippine Sports Institute National Coordinators’ Meeting at the PhilSports Complex Monday afternoon. Ramirez sat down with the officials and reminded them of the necessary things to work on with regards to the agency’s major activities, which includes the Batang Pinoy, Philippine National Games, and the Children’s Games. Ramirez also ordered all sports coordinators to and be present in all of PSC’s major events like the Batang Pinoy and PNG in order to "achieve full coordination." The sports coordinators also assessed the programs for the past five quarters, and lauded the success of one of the PSC’s major drive in grassroots development, the Children’s Games. They also expressed their wish their desire to have a local edition of the Children's Games. Leo Pollentes, sports coordinator of Misamis Occidental and Cagayan de Oro affirmed this and said that he was "fortunate enough" to join the one in Siargao. "There I saw for myself, the genuine smile of the children. The smile of true happiness," Pollentes added. “Through the Children's Games, we put a heart-print on every heartbeat. I really hope that we continue with the Children's Games. It is a humble project, but the impact is there,” stated Luzon sports coordinator Haydee Ong. The national coordinators’ meeting is held every quarter to keep the plans and activities of the Philippine Sports Institute on grassroots sports streamlined.  It is also a chance to revalidate plans and make necessary corrections. Elma Muros-Posadas, one of PSC's sports coordinators, also happily shared with the group that one of the talents being helped by the PSC, Samantha Gem Limos, a 15-year old Cebuana sprinter, is set to represent the country in the Southeast Asian Youth Athletics in Thammasat University Sports complex sa Bangkok, Thailand.    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018