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TURNING POINT: A Blinkin’ Goner

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 13 Sept) &'8212; During  his speech  at  the Mindanao Business Conference in Cagayan de Oro last Saturday, President Rodrigo Duterte dropped the  bomb on Senator Antonio Trillanes alleging that the latter has several offshore banks accounts in Hong Kong,  Australia and America, some of which are joined accounts with a [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsSep 13th, 2017

Standhardinger clutch as Hong Kong holds off Alab Pilipinas

Hong Kong Eatern's championship composure prevailed. The defending Asean Basketball League champions scored big road win over Alab Pilipinas Sunday, taking a close 92-89 decision at the MOA Arena to start the league's eight season. Losing 15-point lead, Hong Kong dropped a 9-0 run early in the fourth quarter, turning a 73-74 deficit into an 82-74 advantage to restore order against Alab. The Philippine team tried to rally again in the final two minutes and change, making it to within one point in the last 10 seconds following an and-one play from reigning local MVP Ray Parks Jr., but the Eastern Sports Club managed to hang tough for the victory. Fil-German forward Christian Standhardinger buried two clutch baskets for Hong Kong, the first a jumper to put the champs up, 90-86, and the final one a being layup to seal the final tally. Josh Urbiztondo had a chance to send the game in overtime with five seconds to go but his halfcourt heave went in and out......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News2 hr. 27 min. ago

TURNING POINT: Facing the Reality of Global Warming

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/17 November) — Global warming and the accompanying climate change are real. The Earth is a living planet endlessly warmed by the sun and kept alive by the natural process or cycle of radiation, evaporation, condensation and precipitation. All living plants and animals in the planet are sustained and replenished by this […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

TURNING POINT: Plastics: From Boon to Bane – An Urgent Need for Action

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 9 Nov) – It’s high time the government bans the production and use of thin, flexible plastics bags or such other packaging items for dry and wet goods; plastic bottles as disposable or one-use container for the commerce of water and soda; and Styrofoam materials used as plates or food […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

TURNING POINT: Getting in Touch with the Departed: The Sea

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 04 November) — To get immersed in the sea is one of the few precious luxuries of my life. I love the sea. It is the only thing in our transient world that offers a touch of eternity. The seawater in every shore is connected to all seawaters in all […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 4th, 2017

LeBron James scores 57, Cavaliers top Wizards 130-122, end skid

WASHINGTON -- Just in case there were any questions about Eastern Conference supremacy, LeBron James poured in 57 points -- the second-highest total of his career and an NBA-best this season -- to help the Cleveland Cavaliers end a four-game losing skid by beating the Washington Wizards 130-122 Friday night. James hadn't scored this much since getting a career-high 61 for the Miami Heat on March 3, 2014, against the Charlotte Hornets. And the four-time league MVP did it efficiently Friday, making 23 of 34 field-goal tries and all nine free throws, while adding 11 rebounds and seven assists. James did it with style, too. He hurdled over a seated Bradley Beal while dribbling, swatted a shot by John Wall off the backboard, and looked for a camera to wag both index fingers in the midst of a three-point play. James didn't need much help, but teammates Derrick Rose (20 points) and Jae Crowder (17) each managed to top their season highs before the third quarter was done. Cleveland finally looked like a team that has been to the NBA Finals three consecutive years, thanks in large part to James. "It's, like, it's `his' Finals. Seems like every year he's there," Wizards coach Scott Brooks said before tipoff. "I can imagine there's no, like, panic in their locker room." A Cavs club that had lost its four preceding games by a total of 64 points, the worst such stretch James has experienced since he was a rookie, broke out against a Wizards club that keeps insisting it is ready to reach the East finals for the first time in four decades. And while Beal backed up that sort of talk, scoring 36 points, Wall was not at his peak. Yes, he handed out 15 assists, but he scored only 13 points, shooting 4 for 13, and was even surprisingly bad on free-throw attempts, going 5 for 12. In his season debut, Wizards forward Markieff Morris had two points, four rebounds and one flagrant foul on Crowder in 16 minutes. Morris missed the start of the season because of sports hernia surgery, then missed one game because of a league suspension. Morris got in on the action right away Friday, turning over the ball on Washington's first possession, before scoring the team's first points with an inside move a minute into the game. James scored eight of 10 points for Cleveland during one early stretch and closed the first quarter with 15 on 6-of-7 shooting. Rose also went 6 for 7 in the period, scoring 13, as the visitors went up 42-36. There was All-Star Game-caliber defense -- which is to say, none whatsoever -- by both teams in that period. The Cavs shot 77.3 percent, the Wizards 66.7. This was more of the same old problem for Washington, which had allowed 107 points over the final three quarters of its previous outing, when it wasted a 22-point lead and lost to the Phoenix Suns. By halftime, Cleveland's lead was 74-66 on 66 percent shooting. James already was at 24 points, with Rose at 18. It was 102-93 heading into the fourth. TIP-INS Cavaliers: Iman Shumpert (sore right knee) missed his third game in a row, while Tristan Thompson (strained left calf) sat out for the first time in what could be a month's absence after getting injured in Wednesday's loss to Indiana. ... James reached at least 10 points for the 800th game in a row; Michael Jordan (866) is the only other NBA player with a streak that long. ... James, 32, also became the youngest player to reach 29,000 career points in the NBA. Last season, he became the youngest to reach 27,000, and then the youngest to reach 28,000. Wizards: F Kelly Oubre Jr. showed up to the arena wearing a jacket with a curse word sewn onto the back. ... F Otto Porter Jr. returned to the starting lineup after missing one game because of an illness. He had 15 points. ... Wizards coach Scott Brooks on Morris before the game: "It's good to have him back. He gives us that edge that I like. ... It's going to give us a boost." UP NEXT Cavaliers: Host the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday. The Hawks entered Friday with the worst record in the Eastern Conference. Wizards: At the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, before returning to Washington for a four-game homestand......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 4th, 2017

TURNING POINT: “What is Happening to our Country, General?”

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/ 28 October) — Today Every suspect is already a criminal. And a criminal is punished either by immediate execution or By sickening death threat The fear of death forces a suspect to disappear. To disappear is to end one’s productive and meaningful participation in his community. To deprive a person productive […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

TURNING POINT: The Covenant with Oyong

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/31 October) — One summer evening in the house of our grandfather, my cousins and I were engrossed in a discussion on death and spirits. Does the spirit of the dead really return and move around among the living for a while? I was third year in college then and I shared […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

TURNING POINT: Kalagkalag

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/31 October) — When we kids were still in grade school we always looked forward to All Souls Day. It meant a sumptuous eat-all-you-can fare of native delicacies: biko, suman or budbod, puto maya, and the cold-looking but deceivingly hot tsokolate. The neighbors would always have any of the preparations, and the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

TURNING POINT: Liberation and Reconstruction: Joys and Woes

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/18 October) — Damn elastic and endless deadlines! The President finally declared on Tuesday, 17 October 2017, the liberation of Marawi from the ISIS-Maute terrorists, without waiting anymore for the military to completely annihilate or cause the surrender of some 30 or so who are still making probably their last stand in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

Sebastian Castro, Mikoy Morales on 4 Days and the importance of onscreen chemistry

MANILA, Philippines – Falling in love for the first time is a beautiful experience. For members of the LGBT community, first love is also the turning point – where one discovers the boundaries to surpass and the sacrifices to be made for the sake of the one ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

TURNING POINT: Liberation and Reconstruction: Joys and Woes

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/18 October) — Damn elastic and endless deadlines! The President finally declared on Tuesday, 17 October 2017, the liberation of Marawi from the ISIS-Maute terrorists, without waiting anymore for the military to completely annihilate or cause the surrender of some 30 or so who are still making probably their last stand in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

TURNING POINT: A Rabid Dog Dies of Rabies

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/16 October) — Since the birth of nation states, the guiding philosophy in foreign relations is to make and multiply friends and avoid by all possible means making enemies. Amity and never enmity defines succinctly international transactions. The art of diplomacy thus was developed to promote friendly relations among all nations. Diplomacy […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 16th, 2017

Padda mum on Adamson's collapse in battle for third series opener

Adamson University head coach Air Padda was a picture of disappointment, as she emerged from the locker room inside the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan shortly after the Lady Falcons’ straight sets beating Wednesday. She declined to comment on Adamson’s 23-25, 24-26, 14-25, loss to Arellano University in the best-of-three series opener of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference battle for third. “Not today,” said Padda, who was obviously upset with how her team performed against a squad they swept in the elimination round. It was the Lady Falcons’ third straight loss after dropping their last two matches in the best-of-three semifinals series against Far Eastern University including a sorry four-set defeat in Game 3, Monday. Adamson never got its usual aggressive game going and unraveled in the third frame after squandering a five-point lead, 15-20, in the second that proved to be the turning point of the match. It didn’t help that Padda sat out Adamson’s top scorer Eli Soyud, who took over the scoring role for the Lady Falcons after Jema Galanza was ruled out of the contest due to a dislocated right ankle in the team’s fourth game, in the second and third sets. Soyud, who averaged 19.6 points in the semis, scored only seven points. Asked for the reason why she was shut down by Padda early, the De La Salle University transferee just shrugged her shoulder and refused to grant an interview. Game 2 of the series is on Saturday. If needed, Game 3 is on Monday.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles        .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 11th, 2017

Lady Chiefs rip Lady Falcons, near third place finish

Arellano University got its revenge win against elimination round tormentor Adamson University. The reigning NCAA champions swept the Lady Falcons, 25-23, 26-24, 25-14, Wednesday in the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference best-of-three battle for third at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Game 2 is on Saturday. Jovielyn Prado blasted 13 attacks with three aces and a kill block for 18 points while adding 11 digs and nine excellent receptions for the Legarda-based squad, which absorbed a straight sets beating against the Lady Falcons in Group B elimination round. Regine Arocha posted 15 markers while Necole Ebuen registered 10 for the Lady Chiefs. Mary Ann Esguerra had nine while Andrea Marzan scored five.   Arellano U overhauled a 15-20 deficit in the second set that proved to be the turning point of the match as Adamson faded fast in the third and the Lady Chiefs racing to 17-8 cushion to control the frame. “Siguro napaghandaan lang namin yung game against Adamson,” said Arellano U coach Obet Javier, who squad was swept in the semis series by National University but not after giving the Lady Bulldogs fits in their Game 2 loss Saturday. “Siyempre malaking tulong din yung last game namin sa kanila pati yung game namin sa NU.” “Talagang siguro mas maganda lang rin ang gising namin pero natiyaga rin namin sila ngayon,” he added.           Adamson dropped its third straight loss after falling short in their semis decider against Far Eastern University last Monday. Joy Dacoron led the Lady Falcons with nine points while Chiara Permentilla and Eli Soyud, who played only in the opening set, finished with seven points each.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 11th, 2017

TURNING POINT: Something is Wrong

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/10 October) &'8212; Something is wrong When a whiff of corruption prompts thunderous lightning fast punitive action while a hurricane of corruption generates nothing but the sound of silence; When the  movement  of  tons and tons of shabu worth billions of pesos escaped notice and pursuit and was spared from the ire [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 10th, 2017

Bombers book return ticket to Final Four

A season ago, Jose Rizal University missed out on the Final Four party. Now in the NCAA 93 Men’s Basketball Tournament, they are back and better than ever. Yet again leaning on what is turning out to be their trademark total team effort, the Heavy Bombers weathered the storm brought about by late-bloomer Mapua University for a 62-58 decision on Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. With the win, Vergel Meneses’ boys ascended to 11-6 and assured themselves of a seat in the playoffs. A season ago, they placed fifth. Clearly, they have learned their lessons as they have ridden a four-game winning streak to return to the Final Four. It wasn’t easy, however, as up against a team which has long been eliminated from contention but is coming off back-to-back wins, JRU figured in a close contest. Drawing from the maturity it has gotten throughout the tournament, however, they had Ervin Grospe and Jed Mendoza get back-to-back buckets to increase a slim two-point lead into a more comfortable 62-56 advantage inside the last three minutes. Laurenz Victoria again neared the Cardinals to within four, but from that point, the Heavy Bombers’ defense wouldn’t budge anymore as several shots from Andoy Estrellla didn’t come close to going in. That defensive stand allowed Meneses’ boys to get away with no makes of their own in the same time frame. BOX SCORES JRU 62 - Teodoro 19, Mendoza 10, Sawat 9, Grospe 8, Lasquety 6, Bordon 4, Abdulrazak 2, Poutouochi 2, David 2, Dela Virgen 0. MAPUA 58 - Orquina 14, Pelayo 11, Bunag 10, Victoria 8, Estrella 8, Raflores 6, Aguirre 1, Gabo 0, Jimenez 0. QUARTER SCORES: 21-17, 36-32, 52-47, 62-58. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 10th, 2017

The turning point

The turning point.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 9th, 2017

TURNING POINT: The Spider that Got Entangled in its Web

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/03 October) &'8212; Ombudsman Conchita Morales- Carpio said it well:  if the President has nothing to hide, then he has nothing to fear. Amazingly, the President now acts like he is rabidly gripped by fear.  He betrayed his dread when he ranted and angrily announced that he would not submit to the [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2017

TURNING POINT: The Spider that Got Entangled in its Web

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/03 October) &'8212; Ombudsman Conchita Morales- Carpio said it well:  if the President has nothing to hide, then he has nothing to fear. Amazingly, the President now acts like he is rabidly gripped by fear.  He betrayed his dread when he ranted and angrily announced that he would not submit to the [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2017

Lady Tams grab last semis ticket

Far Eastern University was in all sorts of trouble early in the match before rediscovering its form to book the last Group A semifinals ticket against upset-conscious Lyceum of the Philippines University, 18-25, 28-26, 25-15, 25-17, Monday in the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The undermanned Lady Tamaraws started out flat but recovered just in time to end the elimination round with a 4-1 win-loss record. FEU, which played without its UAAP beach volleyball bets Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza, joined unbeaten National University in the best-of-three Final Four against the top seed of Group B. Adamson University, still playing as of posting time against San Beda College, sports a 4-0 slate while semis-bound Arellano University holds a 4-1 card. FEU’s victory formally eliminated Ateneo de Manila University (3-2) in the semis race. The Final Four will begin on Wednesday.     ''Yun talaga ang problema namin ang tempo, mabagal sa first set,' said Lady Tams coach George Pascua. 'Expect ko magdidikit talaga kasi no pressure sa kanila pero sa amin turning point namin ito para sa semis.' Toni Rose Basas finished with 21 points including 17 off attacks while Jerrili Malabanan got nine markers in three sets of action for FEU.  The Lady Tams had an awful start, trailing by as much as 5-16 in the opening set as FEU to surrendered the frame. FEU saw its 15-5 lead in the second set evaporate and even squandered a 24-21 advantage in the frame as the Lady Pirates forced a 24-24 deuce after back-to-back aces by Christine Miralles. The Lady Tams held the set point twice more but LPU answered each time before FEU closed the frame with back-to-back hits capped by a crosscourt kill by Toni Basas. With their rhythm back, FEU coasted in the next two sets to seal the win and take the last ride to the semis. The Lady Pirates ended their campaign with a 1-4 slate. Miralles capped her stint with 12 points while Rocelyn Hongria got 11 for the Intramuros-based squad.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2017