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With new declaration, questionable hero Emilio Aguinaldo now has a day

President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of Emilio Aguinaldo Day on March 22 was criticized due to the many controversies linked to the country’s first president. Duterte signed Proclamation 621 last week that declared March 22, 2019 as the commemoration of Aguinaldo’s 150th birth anniversary. He designated the National Historical Commission of the Philippines as the lead agency […] The post With new declaration, questionable hero Emilio Aguinaldo now has a day appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonNov 14th, 2018

Unearthed: Emilio Aguinaldo’s telegram to meet Antonio Luna before his killing

An unearthed telegram dating back to 1899 could solve the decades-long debate about the involvement of late president Emilio Aguinaldo in the killing of Philippine-American War hero General Antonio Luna. The document dated June 4, 1899 titled “The Extremely Important Heneral Luna Telegram, from Aguinaldo Summoning him to his Death” is set to be auctioned […] The post Unearthed: Emilio Aguinaldo’s telegram to meet Antonio Luna before his killing appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

PRRD Declares March 22, 2019 as ‘Emilio Aguinaldo Day’

President Rodrigo R. Duterte declared Mar. 22, 2019 as “Emilio Aguinaldo Day” to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the country’s first and youngest Philippine president and revolutionary hero. Under Proclamation No. 621, which was signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea by authority of the President, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) will […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

NCAA: EAC puts huge dent on CSB s playoff hopes

Emilio Aguinaldo College may very well have spoiled the supposed coming-out-party of College of St. Benilde in the NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament. JP Magullano played the hero anew as the also-ran Generals pulled off a 69-67 upset victory versus the playoff hopeful Blazers on Friday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Magullano scored half of his 14 points in the last five minutes as EAC arrested its seven-game losing skid with its biggest win of the season. “This game is important for CSB, but it is more important for us. Kapag natalo kmai, magiging last kami,” a beaming head coach Ariel Sison said post-game. With the tally tied at 65-all, it was the first-year forward who nailed a floater over the outstretched arms of Clement Leutcheu for what proved to be the go-ahead basket. CSB had four chances to get even once more, or even take the lead, but Leutcheu and Prince Carlos missed all of their four free throws. Then sent to the line, Magullano and Juju Bautista both made good on one of two charities to put EAC ahead, 69-65, with 44.1 ticks to go. Justin Gutang hit a couple of charities to keep the Blazers close, but the Generals’ defense would stand strong for there and forced misses from all of Leutcheu, Gutang, Yankie Haruna, and Prince Carlos. Not long after, they were celebrating a win that hikes their record to 3-11. Magullano wound up with 14 points and nine rebounds while Jerome Garcia also posted a 10-marker, 10-rebound double-double. EAC has already been eliminated, but in the grand scheme of things, its win complicates matters for CSB which fell to 8-6 – now ceding the fourth spot to University of Perpetual Help which took care of business earlier in the day to improve to 9-5. Haruna topped the scoring column for the Blazers with 18 points on top of seven rebounds and three assists. Misfiring from the field with a 25-of-77 clip and from the line with a 14-of-27 mark, however, they now find themselves in a must-win situation if they are to keep up with the Altas. BOX SCORES EAC 69 – Magullano 14, Laminou 13, Garcia 10, Bautista 10, Cadua 8, Mendoza 8, Tampoc 6, Gonzales 0, Bugarin 0, Corilla 0, Neri 0 CSB 67 – Haruna 18, Gutang 16, Carlos 11, Dixon 8, Leutcheu 4, Pasturan 4, Belgica 4, Nayve 2, Naboa 0, Young 0 QUARTER SCORES: 22-15, 39-37, 52-57, 69-67 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

Hero or heel, ‘Don Juan’ or hatchet man? ‘Goyo’ the film companion fills in the gossipy gaps

What do we really know about our heroes, such as Gregorio del Pilar? Filipinos grow up with one idea of the boy general as the loyal soldier who gave up his life to cover the rear of a fleeing General Emilio Aguinaldo at the place that's now synonymous to his name, Tirad Pass. But there will be many questions when people go to watch the new film, "Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral." The film is from director Jerrold Tarog and TBA Studios, the people who gave us the groundbreaking, record-breaking 2015 historical film, "Heneral Luna," which made General Antonio Luna a hot topic and made actor John Arcilla a household name. Now, Tarog has brought Del Pilar's story to the big screen, and actor...Keep on reading: Hero or heel, ‘Don Juan’ or hatchet man? ‘Goyo’ the film companion fills in the gossipy gaps.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

WATCH: ‘Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral’ full trailer shows a hero will rise during dark times

A new hero is set to rise during the country's darkest times---and his name is General Gregorio del Pilar. Paolo Avelino will carry on fighting for the Philippines as he plays the legendary young general in "Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral," whose full trailer was released Saturday. In the trailer, Del Pilar is seen being looked up to by everyone as he is picked by Emilio Aguinaldo (Mon Confiado) to lead the fight against the Americans. But it appears that he is being called the President's dog who always follows his every order. Another aspect seen was Del Pilar's lady love, portrayed by Gwen Zamora. It is undeniable that the two share a love for each other in the film with their pa...Keep on reading: WATCH: ‘Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral’ full trailer shows a hero will rise during dark times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

Bulacan, Lucena celebrate 120th PH Independence

Local officials of Bulacan province celebrated the 120th anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence at the historical Barasoain Church in the City of Malolos on Tuesday morning. The commemoration, that pushed through despite the inclement weather, was highlighted by the flag raising ceremony and wreath laying at the monument of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo led by Senator Richard Gordon and… link: Bulacan, Lucena celebrate 120th PH Independence.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

History corrected: Church venue of 1st Independence Day Party

ANGELES CITY --- For the first time since 1898, the Holy Rosary Church here has been included in Independence Day celebrations on June 12. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) had installed markers stipulating that this old Augustinian church was where the first anniversary of the 1898 declaration of Philippine independence from Spain had been celebrated. Previous accounts erroneously named the Pamintuan Mansion here, where Emilio Aguinaldo stayed, as the venue of the celebration. For Independence Day rites on Tuesday, a unity parade will start at the Pamintuan Mansion and proceed to Holy Rosary Church. Relevant To honor the relevance of this pa...Keep on reading: History corrected: Church venue of 1st Independence Day Party.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

NCAA Season 94: Almodiel, Ebuen bag MVP honors

Necole Ebuen of two-time defending champion Arellano University bested the rest of the field with her impressive performance during the elimination round to bag the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball Most Valuable Player award. The Lady Chiefs sophomore, who claimed the rookie of the year award last year, received her recognition Friday before Game 2 of the women’s best-of-three Finals between Arellano U and University of Perpetual Help at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Ebuen averaged 13.6 points per game and was a consistent contributor both on offense and defense as she helped the Lady Chiefs win their first eight games and eventually advance into the championship round for the third straight year. The hitter also stepped up bit time with veteran Regine Arocha struggling with her form throughout the elims. Ebuen also claimed the Best Opposite Spiker award as the only Arellano U player to make the list of individual awardees this year. Other winners were Cindy Imbo of University of Perpetual Help (1st Best Outside Spiker); San Beda University’s Cesca Racraquin (2nd Best Outside Spiker), Daryl Racraquin (Best Libero) and Lynne Matias (Best Setter and Rookie of the Year); Rachel Austero of College of St. Benilde (1st Best Middle Blocker) and Bien Juanillo of Lyceum of the Philippines University (2nd Best Middle Blocker).   Meanwhile, outside hitter Joebert Almodiel of repeat-seeking Perpetual continued his dominance in the men’s division by pocketing his second straight MVP recognition. The sophomore, who was named Rookie of the Year last season, also received the 1st Best Outside Spiker award. Ruvince Abrot of College of St. Benilde got the RoY award this season.         Altas star Ronniel Rosales got the 1st Best Middle Blocker award while Joshua Mina (2nd Best Outside Spiker) and Joshua Magadan (Best Libero) of Emilio Aguinaldo College; CSB’s Francis Basilan (2nd Best Middle Blocker) and Kevin Magsino (Best Setter) and Jesrael Liberato (Best Opposite Spiker) of Arellano U wrap up the rest of the awardees. In the juniors division, Letran’s Christian Dela Cruz snatched the MVP and 1st Best Outside Spiker honors. Perpetual’s Noel Kampton and Kirth Rosos got the 2nd Best Outside Spiker and 2nd Best Middle Blocker, respectively. LPU’s Yoj Pabiton (1st Best Middle Blocker) and Michael Escallar (Best Setter); Lance de Castro of San Beda (Best Libero) and John Paolo Lorenzo of Letran (Best Opposite Spiker) also pocketed individual recognitions. Eljie Jaballa of San Beda was named RoY.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

NCAA Season 94 volleyball: Blazers head back to the Finals

College of St. Benilde marched back into the Finals after submitting Emilio Aguinaldo College, 25-18, 25-23, 25-20, Tuesday in the closing phase of the NCAA Season 94 men’s volleyball stepladder semifinals at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The no. 2 seed Blazers forged a rematch of the championship series two years ago against unbeaten reigning titlist University of Perpetual Help, which advanced straight into the best-of-three Finals after sweeping the elimination round. Game 1 of the championship is on Friday.   CSB, which won it all in Season 92 behind the leadership of national team captain John Vic De Guzman, relied on its experience to control most of the match to complete the sweep against a young but very feisty Generals.  “Natyaga ng mga players ko on the last part and pagdating doon sa end game sabi ko, ‘mas mananaig pa rin ang beterano kasi siyempre sanay sila sa ganoong sitwasyon.’ ‘Yun lang siguro ang ikinalamang din namin bukod sa mas lamang kami doon sa ibang area siguro yung pagiging veteran ng team,” said CSB coach Arnold Laniog, who steered the Blazers to its breakthrough title two seasons ago. Ruvince Abrot scored 12 points to lead CSB while Joshua De Sequera and skipper Francis Basilan finished with nine points each. After easily taking the opening set, the Blazers needed to come back from two points down in the second frame. EAC took a 22-20 lead only to see it evaporate after a Basilan hit followed by back-to-back attacks by Abrot. The Generals tied it at 23 but a Ralph Pitogo error followed by a De Sequera quick attack gave the frame to CSB.   It was all Blazers in the third set. Joshua Mina and Joshua Ramilo posted 13 and 10 points, respectively, for EAC, which defeated Arellano University in the first phase of the stepladder. In the juniors division, Letran set up a championship date with reigning four-time champion Perpetual after knocking out no. 2 seed Lyceum of the Philippines University, 30-28, 25-21, 25-20. Christian Dela Cruz had a 21-point explosion with 19 coming off attacks while Mark Denver Omega and Cedric Lim scored 13 and 11 markers, respectively, for the Squires. Letran, which defeated EAC in the first phase of the semis, and Perpetual will face of in Game 1 of the best-of-three title series on Friday.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 29th, 2019

NCAA Season 94 volleyball: Lady Chiefs punch third straight Finals ticket

Grand slam-seeking Arellano University secured the first championship seat after an emphatic sweep of San Beda University, 25-18, 25-21, 25-23, Tuesday in the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball Final Four at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Regine Arocha powered the Lady Chiefs’s comeback from a five-point deficit in the third set. Down 15-20 in the frame, Arocha sparked Arellano U’s 6-0 fight back to take a 21-20 lead. San Beda countered to take a 23-22 lead off Sattriani Espiritu’s quick attack. Arocha answered with an off the block kill followed by a cross court hit by Alyana San Gregorio before sophomore Necole Ebuen sealed the win with an off speed attack to boot out last year’s runner-up and the same team that denied Arellano U an outright Finals berth last week at the end of the elimination round.       The Lady Chiefs erased a 15-19 deficit in the second frame with a 5-1 scoring spurt to take the helm, 21-20. San Beda tied it at 21 before Arocha sparked a closing 4-0 barrage she capped with a hit to seal the frame. Arellano U started the match slow but recovered their bearing just in time to capture the opening set.          Meanwhile, fourth seed Emilio Aguinaldo College survived the first stage of the men’s stepladder semifinals after outlasting last year’s runner-up Arellano U, 24-26, 8-25, 25-20, 25-18, 21-19. Joshua Ramilo pounded 21 attacks in his 23-point explosion while Joshua Mina had 20 markers for the Generals, who will take on College of St. Benilde in another knockout match on Tuesday for the right to face outright finalist defending champion University of Perpetual Help. Aeron Daduya and Ralph Pitogo posted 10 points each for EAC. Vincent Tan and Christian Segovia finished with 17 and 15 points, respectively, for the Chiefs. In the juniors’ division, Letran crushed EAC, 29-27, 25-16, 19-25, 25-21, to advance in the second phase of the knockout stepladder semis. The Squires will face Lyceum of the Philippines University on Tuesday. Already waiting in the best-of-three Finals is defending champion Perpetual.          --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

NCAA Season 94 volleyball: San Beda denies Arellano U an outright Finals seat

No sweep. San Beda University denied two-time defending champion Arellano University an outright Finals berth after the Lady Red Spikers snapped the Lady Chiefs’ eight-game winning run, 16-25, 25-17, 25-19, 18-25, 16-14, Tuesday in the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Red Spikers stopped the Lady Chiefs right on their tracks to close the elimination round in a three-way tie at 8-1 win-loss record with their victims and College of St. Benilde. San Beda’s win put the semifinals in the usual Final Four format with the Lady Blazers and Arellano U taking the top two seeds and twice-to-beat incentives. The Lady Red Spikers will take on the Lady Chiefs in the Final Four starting Tuesday. CSB, which by virtue of superior quotient took the top seed, will still have to wait for its semis opponent between University of Perpetual Help (5-3) and Jose Rizal University (4-4). “Malaki sa amin ito kasi pampa-boost din ng morale para sa mga bata. Nakita namin na yung pinaghihirapan namin may resulta na maganda,” said San Beda coach Nemesio Gavino of the win in the rematch of last year' championship series. The Lady Red Spikers saved a match point off a block by Satrianni Espiritu on Necole Ebuen for a 14-14 tie. Jeziela Viray scored on another kill block before Nieza Viray sealed the crucial Lady Red Spikers win with an off the block. Nieza Viray finished with 17 points with all but 16 coming off attacks and 19 digs while skipper Cesca Racraquin posted 16 markers, 15 digs and 10 excellent receptions for an all-around play for San Beda. The Lady Red Spikers recovered from a 0-3 hole in the fifth set and even took a 13-12 lead off a net touch by Arellano U opposite hitter Regine Arocha. Princess Bello tied it at 13 before Ebuen scored on a crosscourt hit to put the Lady Chiefs at match point.       Ebuen saw her 23-point effort go down the drain while Bello and Arocha got 12 and 10, respectively, for Arellano U. Meanwhile, the Chiefs sealed the third seed in the semifinals after beating the Red Spikers, 17-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-16, in men’s play. Jesrael Liberato and Christian Segovia finished with 18 and 16 points, respectively, for Arellano U, who finished their elimination round campaign with a 7-2 card. Christian Dela Paz added 11 markers for the Chiefs. Skipper Angelo Torres got 13 markers in his swan song for San Beda, which closed their emotional elims campaign at 2-7 just three days after the passing of Red Spikers head coach Nes Pamilar. In the juniors division, Arellano U defeated San Beda, 25-15, 25-21, 23-25, 25-19, to close the elims in a three-way tie at fourth spot. The Braves sealed their season with a 5-4 record tied with College of St. Benilde-LSGH and Emilio Aguinaldo College. The Brigadiers by virtue of superior quotient occupied the semis no. 4 berth. The Red Cubs finished their campaign winless in nine outings.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

NCAA Season 94 volleyball: Gusto naming makasiguro na sa Finals -- Lady Chiefs coach Javier

Only two teams stand in the way of defending two-time champion Arellano University's drive to claim an outright Finals berth in the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball competition. On Thursday, the unbeaten Lady Chiefs will take on the first of their last two elimination round assignments in University of Perpetual Help at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Game time is at 2:00 p.m. and will air via livestream. Arellano U sports a 7-0 win-loss record and are two wins away from securing the first best-of-three championship berth.  "Pipilitin namin. Siyempre, gusto naming makasiguro na, yun sa Finals nga. Pipilitin naming manalo sa dalawang games na natitira,” said head coach Obet Javier, whose squad will close the elims against San Beda University in a rematch of last year’s Finals on Tuesday. “Kailangan sa game namin sa Perpetual, manalo kami, at lalong-lalo na 'yung sa San Beda. Pipilitin namin 'yung (elims) sweep na makamit," added Javier. The Lady Chiefs crushed Emilio Aguinaldo College, 25-19, 25-11, 25-8, the last time out to continue their winning romp. But it won’t be an easy match this time as Arellano U will contend against a team which is making its final push to clinch one of the last two semifinals berths. The Lady Altas are riding on the crest of their three-game winning streak and are carrying a 4-2 slate. Arellano U and San Beda University (7-1) occupied the first two Final Four seats. In case the Lady Chiefs, who will face San Beda on Tuesday, complete an elimination round sweep, Arellano will automatically advance in the Finals while the next three teams will battle in a knockout stepladder semis. Meanwhile, eliminated teams Letran (1-6) and Mapua (1-6) battle at 12:00 noon.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

Arellano, Perpetual clinch semis berths in NCAA women s volleyball

Reigning titlist Arellano University overpowered Emilio Aguinaldo College, 25-19, 25-11, 25-8, to clinch the first Final Four berth in the women’s division of the 94th NCAA volleyball tournament......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

Lady Chiefs, Altas reach NCAA volley Final 4

Reigning titlist Arellano University overpowered Emilio Aguinaldo College, 25-19, 25-11, 25-8, to clinch the first Final Four berth in the women’s division of the 94th NCAA volleyball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

NCAA Season 94 volleyball: Lady Chiefs clinch first semis seat

Defending champion Arellano University punched the first Final Four ticket after a quick work of winless Emilio Aguinaldo College, 25-19, 25-11, 25-8, Monday in the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. It took the Lady Chiefs only 63 minutes to notch their seventh win in as many outings to keep their tight hold of the lead and more importantly secure a spot in the semifinals. Despite coming off a long holiday break, Arellano U showed no signs of rust. Head coach Obet Javier had a chance to experiment with his rotation, giving all of his wards playing time.  "Ni-remind ko lang yung mga bata kung ano yung target namin para sa game na ito. Siyempre, gusto naming itaas yung morale namin lalo," said Javier, whose squad advanced in their seventh straight semifinals apperance. Regine Arocha showed the kind of form expected from her in the Lady Chiefs final push in the elimination round as the hitter unleashed 14 points built on nine spikes, four aces and a kill block. Arocha, who struggled early in the season, added 11 digs. Last year’s rookie of the year Necole Ebuen got nine markers while Princess Bello finished with seven for Arellano U, who can march outright in the best-of-three Finals with wins over its last two games against University of Perpetual Help on Thursday and San Beda University on Tuesday. The Lady Chiefs handed the Lady Generals their eighth consecutive defeat. Jaylene Lumbo scored nine points for EAC, which will close the season on Friday against Lyceum of the Philippines University. Meanwhile, Arellano U secured at least a playoff for a Final Four spot in the men’s division after defeating EAC in five sets, 25-13, 25-18, 27-29, 16-25, 16-14, for a 6-1 slate at solo second spot. Christian Dela Paz led the Chiefs with 16 points while Kim Vincent Tan and Jesrael Liberato got 14 and 13 markers, respectively. Joshua Mina and Joshua Ramilo blasted 23 and 22 points, respectively, in a lost cause for the Generals, who fell to 5-3 card. In the juniors division, the Brigadiers upset the Braves, 25-14, 25-20, 25-19, to improve to 3-5 card. Arellano U slid to 4-3 slate.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

NCAA Season 94 volleyball: Lady Altas boost semis bid

Cindy Imbo and Hannah Suico led the charge in University of Perpetual Help's 25-22, 25-17, 25-15, domination of Mapua University Monday in the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Imbo displayed an all-around effort after scoring 12 points with all but one coming off attacks while adding 16 digs as the Lady Altas climbed to a share of the fourth to fifth spot with idle San Sebastian College with 4-2 win-loss record. Suico added 11 markers, all from spikes, while Jowie Albert Versoza got eight points and two excellent receptions for the Las Pinas-based squad. Necelle Gual tallied 26 excellent sets to help Perpetual blast 36 kill points. The Lady Altas won their second straight match after crushing Letran last month before the long holiday break. Perpetual remains in a must-win situation in the race for the last three semis seats. The Lady Altas’ last three assignments are against semis-bound unbeaten defending champion Arellano University, SSC-R and Jose Rizal University.   The Lady Cardinals fell to 1-6 slate and failed to take advantage of their morale-boosting win over Emilio Aguinaldo College last week that snapped Mapua’s three-year, 23-game losing skid. Jan Morano finished with eight point to pace the Lady Cardinals while Loraine Barias and Alissa Magallanes combined for 11 markers.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

COMMENT: On Duterte’s Jokes

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 27 Dec) – Rodrigo R. Duterte is the most controversial Philippine president counting from President Emilio Aguinaldo. Let’s not deny him the many “good” and “right” that he has done. These, however, have been shrouded by what his critics see as “bad” manners and “wrong” conduct. Already tied to defending […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

NCAA: 100 percent Laminou, Cruz all set to ease in EAC s new coach

Emilio Aguinaldo College will be bringing in its fourth head coach ever since joining the NCAA in 2009. Oliver Bunyi has been named as the Generals’ new mentor, replacing Ariel Sison who guided the team in the last three years. Bunyi won’t have to do much to get familiar with his new squad and surroundings as he was already acting as consultant last season. Still, he will be given a tall task of leading EAC as they try to live up to the school’s hallmarks of virtue and excellence by advancing to its first Final Four in history – a feat it has only come close to sniffing twice in the last decade. Even Sison, who had the red and white’s best product in Sidney Onwubere, was only able to register a 17-37 record in his three-year tenure. Bunyi follows Sison, Andy De Guzman, and Gerry Esplana as the Generals’ fourth head coach in the NCAA. The good news for the 46-year-old mentor is that he will still have Cameroonian reinforcement Hamadou Laminou manning the paint. By the next season, Laminou will be two years removed from the ACL injury he suffered and by then, the San Marcelino-based squad is nothing but confident he will finally be back to 100 percent. Even better, Maui Cruz, the promising guard from their high school program who had an up-and-down rookie season, is out to redeem himself. “Sinisigurado ko po na I will give my 101 percent next season. We wish na maging healthy ang buong team namin para mabigay po namin lahat namin para sa EAC,” he shared. Cruz only played nine games in his first year as a General due to various reasons, but when he played, he had flashes of brilliance and had per game counts of 5.1 points, 2.1 assists, 1.3 rebounds, and 1.0 steal. With a new coach comes a new outlook and Cruz said EAC is adamant there is nowhere to go but up. As he put it, “Gusto po namin lahat na umangat, siyempre. Wala na naman kaming pupuntahan kundi paangat.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

NCAA Season 94 volleyball: Lady Chiefs go 6-0

Defending two-time champion Arellano University will close the year with it pristine record intact after another dominating victory in the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball competition. It took the Lady Chiefs only 66 minutes to dispose the skidding Letran Lady Knights, 25-13, 25-18, 25-15, Tuesday to remain unbeaten after six outings as the league heads on a long holiday break. Princess Belo barely felt the defense of the Lady Knights at the net as she easily scored 12 of her 13 points off attacks while Carla Donato wreaked havoc at the frontline with 12 markers, half of those coming from kill blocks. Last year’s rookie of the year Necole Ebuen and Regine Arocha posted eight points each to highlight Arellano U’s balance scoring orchestrated by Rhea Ramirez’s great ball distribution that saw her tally 26 excellent sets. The Lady Chiefs will march back into action on January 7 against winless Emilio Aguinaldo College. Letran continued to nosedive after suffering its fourth straight defeat for a 1-5 mark. Miracle Mendoza scored eight points while Mariel Larioque got six for the Intramuros-based squad, who gave away 26 points off errors. The Lady Knights will be looking at another difficult challenge come 2019 as they open the year against second-running San Beda University (5-1) on January 4. Meanwhile, the Chiefs defeated the Knights, 25-13, 25-20, 25-15, to move at solo second spot with a 5-1 card in the men’s division. Jesrael Liberato led the way with 11 points while Christian Dela Paz and Jethro Cabillan finished with 10 markers each for last year’s runners-up. Letran slid to 1-5 slate tied with San Beda. In juniors play, the Squires prevented a shutout for Letran after turning back the Braves, 25-23, 25-23, 23-25, 25-21, for a 4-2 card tied with their victims and Lyceum of the Philippines University. Christian Dela Cruz scored 19 points, Mark Omega had 16 while John Paolo Lorenzo chipped in with 15 for the Squires. Erl Eusebio dropped 21 points with 19 coming off attacks while John Derrick Bautista had 15 in a lost cause for Arellano U.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles         .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018

NCAA Season 94 volleyball: Lady Bombers even slate, bury Lady Generals deeper south

Jose Rizal University bounced back mightily from a sorry setback with an emphatic, 25-21, 25-8, 25-20, sweep of listless Emilio Aguinaldo College in the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Tuesday. The Lady Bombers erased the bitter memory of a five-set defeat at the hands of San Beda University last week and vented their ire on the Lady Generals with a dominating win that evened their win-loss record to 3-3 as the league enters a two-week holiday break. JRU moved up half a game behind fifth-running University of Perpetual Help (3-2). The Lady Bombers will return to action on January 3 against San Sebastian College, which is tied with College of St. Benilde at third to fourth with 4-1 slates. The Lady Generals suffered its sixth straight setback in as many games to remain at the cellar.   (To be updated) ---     Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018