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UST athletes reign supreme again

ATENEO’s swimmer Chloe Daos and La Salle’s baseball standout Kiko Gesmundo claimed the seniors Athlete of the Year honors as UAAP Season 80 came to a close yesterday at the Far Eastern University Auditorium inside the FEU Morayta campus. One of the sport’s rising stars, Daos competed in the 41st….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalMay 16th, 2018

IOC to challenge Russian doping cases at Swiss supreme court

The International Olympic Committee plans to appeal to Switzerland's supreme court against rulings which cleared some Russian athletes of doping at the Sochi Games......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

South African court dismisses Pistorius appeal

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Legal experts say Olympian Oscar Pistorius has finally run out of options to appeal his 13-year prison sentence for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. South Africa's highest court dismissed Pistorius' request to review the sentence on Monday, bringing a close to a five-year legal saga surrounding the man who was once one of the world's most celebrated athletes. "There is nothing they can do," said Pierre de Vos, a constitutional law expert at the University of Cape Town. Last year, the Supreme Court of Appeal more than doubled Pistorius' six-year sentence for the murder of Steenkamp, a 29-year-old model, who he shot four times through a locked bathroom door in his home on Valentine's Day in 2013. The minimum sentence for murder in South Africa is 15 years, and the court called the initial six-year sentence "shockingly lenient." The double-amputee runner, who is 31, claims he mistook his girlfriend for an intruder. Pistorius was originally convicted of manslaughter, but that was overturned and replaced with a murder conviction by the Supreme Court. He has also tried and failed to appeal his murder conviction in the Constitutional Court. "Oscar Pistorius has exhausted his legal avenues in terms of the criminal process," said Luvuyo Mfaku, a spokesman for the National Prosecuting Authority. Pistorius must serve at least half of his 13-year sentence before he can be considered for parole......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Vargas goal: Go beyond disputes and look for the best athletes

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Fresh from ending Peping Cojuangco's 13-year reign as Philippine Olympic Committe (POC) president last February 23, Ricky Vargas is already implementing his plan to unite the National Sports Associations of the Philippines.  Vargas, together with his running mate for POC chairman Bambol Tolentino, will be recognized in their first board meeting on Monday, March 5, where ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

‘Freedom and Crime’ by Jun Ledesma

Letters From Davao:  AM NOT SURPRISED when some quarters are exploiting to the hilt the order of the Securities and Exchange Commission to shut down the operations of Rappler.The bannered story warns of the muzzling of the press. Rappler itself, quoting Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, wrote that if Duterte wants to close the media establishment they could have just sent the military. Of course it is the usual Rappler’s furtive way of saying it which is very characteristic of this media outfit.  But this is not about press freedom. It is about media ownership which, under Philippine laws, should be 100% owned by Filipinos. For years since the inception of Rappler, the impression was that it is fully owned by Pinoys. There are Filipinos  with extra money to spare who invested money in Rappler in the hope that they can support an independent media outfit. As every body knew, the big media establishments are tools used by the wealthy and famous to protect their interest from political predators but they end up using the muscle of the press to either promote or destroy politicians and their adversaries.  Not until SEC ordered the closure of Rappler that it came out in the open that  the notorious ON OMIDYAR had wormed its way in and into the heart and brain of Rappler. The characters behind these outfits are shrewd but not wise enough their own disclosures in their PDRs gave them away. The Philippine Deposit Receipts which Rappler through its holding company issued explicitly granted ON OMIDYAR to have a say in the operations and business of Rappler.  Ma. Ressa’s attention was called by SEC on this critical item but it appears that she was not paying attention or might have thought she can deal with the problem anyway.  Looks like she sat on the problem that even the  members of the 5-man Commission who, except for one,  are all appointees of ex-Pres. Noynoy Aquino have reach a point of decision.  As the story unravels, again it showed that there was an attempt to correct the provisions in the PDRs by submitting ON OMIDYAR’s waiver on its right to intrude into the conduct of business of Rappler. Again Rappler showed its cavalier attitude, it submitted the waiver document which was not even notarized.  Obviously even the Aquino-controlled SEC cannot take the lackadaisical attention of Ma. Ressa. It revoked the SEC registration of Rappler.  Even as it had been axed, Ressa and Pia Ranada fought back, the later calling Pres. Rodrigo Duterte names as if they reign supreme and they alone know what freedom of the press means. To add to her dramatics Pia intoned  that she is prepared to go to prison for exercising her rights of free expression. She forgot that It was Duterte who, early in his presidency signed an EO on Freedom of Information.  Ressa and Ranada wailed their press freedom had been curtailed. But such is not the case. Every word that they say saw print and broadcasted in nearly 2,000 media outlets in the Philippines and not counting the social media. The revocation of Rappler’s permit is not about freedom of the press but its violation of the constitution which succinctly underlines that media establishment must be 100% Filipino owned.   In hindsight the Duterte government was even too kind to Rappler even as it was the leading media organization that demonize Duterte in every turn. I had seriously doubted its overtures that brag it stands for truth and fairness. During the senate hearing on extra-judicial killing allegedly carried out by the Davao Death Squad which Sen. Leila De Lima and Sen. Antonio Trillanes claimed was organized by Duterte, Rappler simply swallowed what witnesses Matobato and Lascanas said.  In 2009 when as CHR Chair De Lima conducted a probe on EJK the number of victims she alleged then was less than 300. The probe lasted for months with nary a piece of evidence was found to indict Mayor Duterte. She pursued her quest to pin Digong when she became Justice Secretary but again she failed. When she became senator she became even more aggressive she placed a bungling Matobato in the witness stand. But Matobato was flawless in his delivery when he was interviewed by Time Magazine. It was unmistakable he was reading from an idiot’s card. He proudly state that as member of DDS he killed and buried more than 200 persons in an abandoned quarry. Yet he cannot find the grave of his victims.     When it was the turn of Lascanas to testify in the senate inquiry, he casually said that they buried more than 2,000 EJK victims in the same quarry.  Between the two perjured witness they  confessed to the  killing of over 2,200 victims of EJK which they buried, they said, in the abandoned quarry. It is simply a classic fantasy. A manslaughter of such magnitude cannot escape notice especially when that narrow piece of land is just about four kilometers from city hall and so adjacent to a number of housing subdivisions. Nevertheless, if they were so sure then why cannot they find a single piece of viable evidence.   In all these occasions Rappler gave the hearings liberal space and took the testimonies of the witnesses as the biblical truths. Both Rappler and Time Magazine adopted exactly the same flawed statistics which in their recent count had reached 13,000 EJK victims. I am based in Davao and frankly I am amazed […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach, Megan Young, Kylie Verzosa in Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam

MANILA, Philippines – Their respective reigns may officially be over, but clearly, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Miss World 2013 Megan Young, and Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa still reign supreme. The 3 Filipina beauty queens were recently featured in a stunning fashion shoot for Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam . A photo posted by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

WATCH: Revisit Ben Mbala s illustrious UAAP career through his highlights

De La Salle University's game-changing reinforcement Ben Mbala dropped an absolute bomb early in December 22 as he announced his departure from the team after two illustrious years. In his two years in the UAAP, the Cameroonian big man won a championship, garnered back-to-back Most Valuable Player awards and altered the league's landscape, propelling the Green Archers to consecutive Finals appearances in dominant fashion. His short but supreme reign in the Philippines will definitely live on, thanks to all his accomplishments, and his breathtaking highlights. To celebrate the high-flying big man's incredible UAAP career, let's revisit his most dazzling highlights with DLSU.    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017

LIVE: UAAP Finals Game 3

MANILA, Philippines — The rivalry continues. This time, at the summit. One more time to settle the score. Who wll reign supreme?.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

Hot Stuff: November 2017 Is Beauty Pageant Month And The PH Is Looking To Reign Supreme!

With Winwyn Marquez, Karen Ibasco, and Nelda Ibe making us proud on the world pageant stage recently, we can get only more excited for Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss International in the coming weeks!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 5th, 2017

Philippine Women's Elite team reign supreme in the 2017 AUHC

Philippine Women's Elite team reign supreme in the 2017 AUHC.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 25th, 2017

Injured surfer wins 19th Siargao Surfing Cup

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews/22 September) &'8212; A homegrown talent bucked an injury in his lower back to reign supreme in the 19th Siargao Surfing Cup Thursday. “I’m really glad to win this competition. My preparation and training helped me a lot to capture the championship crown,” Philmar Alipayo told MindaNews Friday. “I have an injury in my lower back. It’s [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2017

Actor Mateo Guidicielli banners Team Forza in Ironman 70.3 campaign

MANILA, Philippines — Triathlete Matteo Guidicielli is leaning on family in Team Forza’s bid to reign supreme in the upcoming Ironman 70.3 C.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2017

Bull Squad rules Red Bull 3X3 tiff

MANILA, Philippines — Last chance qualifier Bull Squad reigned supreme in the Red Bull Reign 3x3 competition at the Nagtahan Bridge Court in Manila over the.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 29th, 2017

Which Team Will Reign Supreme? Red Bull’s Signature 3×3 Tournament kicks off in Cebu!

Which Team Will Reign Supreme? Red Bull’s Signature 3×3 Tournament kicks off in Cebu!.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 19th, 2017

Apple’s Cook Continues Japan Expedition With Shinzo Abe Meeting

Amid sluggish iPhone sales around the world, Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook is lavishing more attention on Japan, a country where his products still reign supreme......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 16th, 2016

SC excludes Iloilo City in vote recount

The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, has granted the appeal of the camp of Vice President Leni Robredo to exclude Iloilo City in the ongoing manual recount. Source link link: SC excludes Iloilo City in vote recount.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News39 min. ago

PVL: Can Vice Ganda’s magic touch turn men’s volleyball into a blockbuster?

A volleyball fan at heart and a low-key supporter of Far Eastern University’s stable of athletes, Vice Ganda needed no further convincing when approached to form his own team for the second edition of the Premier Volleyball League.  The ABS-CBN’s prized talent said yes no sooner than Berlin Paglinawan, a former PVL best opposite spiker, had made the request.   Paglinawan began his collegiate career playing for FEU, Vice Ganda’s alma mater, before transferring to National University. And that’s their connection.  This explains why the core of the Vice Company Blockbusters is made up of mainstays of the FEU Tamaraws who finished second in the UAAP last season.     Men’s volleyball fans until now are cheering the entry of Vice Ganda in the PVL, a two-year-old groundbreaking project of Sports Vision, the sports outfit that through its successful series of V Leagues has largely helped steer women’s volleyball to unprecedented popularity.    Everyone seems privy to how Vice Ganda has risen to the top of the local entertainment world, how he almost singlehandedly pushed the Kapamilya noontime show, It’s Showtime, to the pinnacle of the ratings game, and how his movies kept breaking box office records. With his official involvement in volleyball as a club owner and player – he is listed as a player wearing jersey no. 1 -- can his golden touch pull in the crowds for men’s volleyball? That’s the question foremost in every volleyball aficionado’s mind.   Shared passion  Another connection between Vice Ganda and Paglinawan, his team captain, is their common passion for volleyball.     The TV host-actor-standup comedian would be seen time and again rushing from his afternoon television program to wherever the volleyball action may be.     After helping win the NU Bulldogs’ back-to-back championships and eventually graduating from the UAAP, Paglinawan never stops from playing -- for different clubs in the defunct Spikers’ Turf, another event organized by Sports Vision, and now the PVL.  For his present ballclub, Paglinawan said he shed 10 kilos in one month to keep fit and sharp. He insisted that he did it for volleyball, not for health reasons. If that’s not passion for volleyball, then what is?    To the FEU Tamaraws’ juggernaut, Paglinawan, who did the recruiting for Vice Co., has added the tested might of middle blocker Kim Malabunga of reigning UAAP titlist NU and high-flying Paolo Publico of Adamson U, a discovery from Vigan City. The full lineup: Vice Ganda, Richard Solis, Cian Silang, Owen Suarez, Rikko Marmeto, Jude Garcia, JP Bugaoan, Redijohn Paler, Paolo Pablico, Jayson Ramos, Jack Kaligking, Berlin Paglinawan, Peter Quiel and Kim Malabunga. Sammy Gaddi, team manager; Rei Diaz Jr., head coach; Manolo Refugia and Brendon Santos, assistant coaches; and EJ Ramos, therapist/trainer......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News2 hr. 38 min. ago

Iloilo City spared from PET recount

THE Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, has ordered that ballot boxes from Iloilo City will not be included in those being retrieved for the manual recount in connection with the election protest of defeated candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son of the late dictator Ferdinand Sr. According to Atty. Emil Marañon, a consultant […] The post Iloilo City spared from PET recount appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News6 hr. 37 min. ago

Archbishop Villegas: Stand up vs reign of murder, vulgarity

MANILA, Philippines – Archbishop Socrates Villegas urged his flock to stand up against the "reign of murder and vulgarity" in the Philippines, as he denounced social ills "slowly eating up our national soul" for the past two years. Villegas, archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, made this call in a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News9 hr. 51 min. ago

SC excludes Iloilo City in vote recount

The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, has granted the appeal of the camp of Vice President Leni Robredo to exclude Iloilo City in the ongoing manual recount......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News10 hr. 38 min. ago

House opposition threatens 8 SC justices with ouster

REVERSE your ruling or face impeachment. This was the warning of House Minority Magnificent 7 bloc to the eight Supreme Court Associate Justices who voted in favor of the quo warranto petition filed against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. In a press conference, the group led by Albay Rep. Edcel….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News11 hr. 25 min. ago