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UAAP Big Guns Kobe Paras and Soulemane Chabi Yo Start Swim Season in Style

The basketball season may be over, but two of the athletes from UAAP Season 82’s Mythical Five, Kobe Paras and Soulemane Chabi Yo, are back—this time, for swim season! With summer upon us, H&M is kick-starting swim season with a brand-new men’s swim collection that will be available in all H&M stores nationwide starting February 13, 2020. UP’s Kobe Paras, H&M’s first-ever Filipino local male ambassador, returns for the brand along with another UAAP superstar: Season 82 Men’s Basketball MVP Soulemane Chabi Yo of the UST Growling Tigers. Together, they’ll be the faces—and the bods—of H&M’s much-anticipated swimwear collection. The collection includes a wide variety of pieces that’ll fit any and all styles. So whether you’ll be hanging out on the beach or lounging by the pool, you can mix and match H&M’s great selection of swim shorts, tops, and accessories to create the perfect swim outfits. And with the brand’s commitment to offer fashion and quality at the best price, you can get your hands on swim shorts for as low as ?599 and tops at ?899! Start gearing up for swim season with H&M! For more information on this all-new men’s swim collection, follow the official Facebook page of H&M and the hashtags #SwimEscapeforHM and #KOBEforHM......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports7 hr. 10 min. ago Related News

PBA: 'Awesome news' as Parks Jr. reaches new deal with TNT

Easily one of the bigger stories of the ongoing PBA offseason was the status of incoming second-year forward Bobby Ray Parks Jr. On Monday, Parks Jr. finally agreed to a new one-year deal to stay with the TNT KaTropa. Pretty much a restricted free agent, Parks Jr. was in negotiations with TNT, which was described to be "95 percent" done as late as last Saturday, Feb. 15. Missing last season's Philippine Cup to complete his ABL duties, Parks Jr. only signed a two-conference contract with Blackwater, the team that picked him second in the 2018 Draft. He was dealt to TNT after one and a half conferences with the Elite. Parks Jr. averaged 18.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.4 steals in 32 games during his rookie season. "I'm just thrilled that he signed," TNT active consultant and interim Gilas head coach Mark Dickel said on the Parks Jr. news. "That's great news for us. Awesome news, it'll be great to have the whole team in practice. It's good stuff," he added. With Parks Jr. finally signed, the opportunity to join the Gilas Pilipinas pools also opens for him again. But with the start of the opening window of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers being so close, he'll have to sit it out for now pretty much. "As far as Gilas goes, these guys [players in practice] are 8-9 days in. Maybe we'll be thinking of next window for him [Ray]," Dickel said. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports7 hr. 10 min. ago Related News

BFAR-7 blames overfishing for continuous decline in fish stocks in Central Visayas

CEBU CITY–The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas (BFAR-7) reported the continued decline of the fish stocks in municipal waters despite the implementation of the closed season in the Visayan Sea. In a press conference on Monday, BFAR-7 regional director Allan Poquita reported the continued decline of the fish stocks here from […] The post BFAR-7 blames overfishing for continuous decline in fish stocks in Central Visayas appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News9 hr. 23 min. ago Related News

Pampanga 5, San Juan gain head start

Reigning champion San Juan-Go For Gold and Pampanga-ADG Group of Companies drew first blood against their respective foes in the first round of the Chooks-to-Go/MPBL Lakan Season playoffs at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports16 hr. 23 min. ago Related News

Miami s Bam Adebayo wins NBA All-Star skills challenge

CHICAGO (AP) — Miami's Bam Adebayo has won the All-Star skills challenge. Adebayo narrowly defeated Indiana's Domantas Sabonis in the final in a matchup of All-Star big men. He shared a hug with former Heat star Dwyane Wade after accepting the trophy. Adebayo eliminated 2018 champion Spencer Dinwiddie and Raptors star Pascal Siakam in the first two rounds on the obstacle course. Sabonis advanced with victories over defending champion Jayson Tatum and Milwaukee's Khris Middleton. The 22-year-old Adebayo is in the middle of a breakout season, averaging 15.8 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 54 games for the Heat......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 16th, 2020Related News

MPBL: Wilson s endgame heroics give San Juan win in Game 1

John Wilson came alive late to save North top seed San Juan-Go for Gold from the clutches of eighth-seed Pasay, 75-74, drawing first blood in their 2019-20 Chooks-to-Go/MPBL Lakan Season Quarterfinals bout, Saturday at the FilOil Flying V Arena. With the scores locked at 71-all, Wilson drained a booming triple to give the Knights a 74-71 cushion with 1:31 left in the game. Jhonard Clarito bagged the game for good with a split from the charity line. Pasay's Ronnel Lastimosa, though, hit a buzzer-beating trey to settle the final score at 75-74. Wilson, who only had a point in the first half, scored eight of San Juan's last eight points. He finished with 11 points on 3-of-11 shooting along with eight rebounds and three steals. "Number one yung defense, nakakuha kami ng mga turnovers doon kay [Jaypee] Belencion, yung mga forced shots nila plus yung hustle ng mga player talagang hindi gumive up," said San Juan head coach Randy Alcantara on his wards' late fightback. Down by nine points, Wilson kick-started a 12-0 blast, 67-64, to give the Knights its first lead since the 4:05-minute mark of the opening salvo at 10-8. Mike Ayonayon topped the scoring charts for San Juan with 15 points, five assists, and two steals while Clarito chipped in 13 markers and nine boards. Pasay, meanwhile, was spearheaded by Axel Iñigo's 24-point performance founded on four triples. Elmar Moradas added 13 points off the bench while Jaypee Belencion poured all of his 11 points in the third quarter. Game Two takes place on Thursday at the AUF Gym in Pampanga. The Scores: San Juan 75 -- Ayonayon 15, Clarito 13, Rodriguez 11, Wilson 11, Estrella 8, Wamar 7, Isit 6, Aquino 4, Tajonera 0, Victoria 0, Pelayo 0, Reyes 0, Gabawan 0, Bunag 0. Pasay 74 -- Inigo 24, Moradas 13, Belencion 11, Ilagan 9, Reverente 8, Lastimosa 3, Chan 2, Lasquety 2, Pasia 2, Opiso 0. Quarterscores: 13-24, 28-36, 53-60, 75-74......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 16th, 2020Related News

Versatile Justine Sanchez stays home in San Beda Srs. for NCAA 96

San Beda University is nothing but glad to be reaping the rewards of its revitalized high school program. The Red Lions will welcome with open arms Jrs. Mythical Team member Justine Sanchez after he decided to continue donning the red and white for NCAA Season 96. "Nakikita ko pong dito pa rin sa San Beda gaganda ang future ko," he said. "Nakita ko rin po kung paano magmahal ang San Beda community at napamahal na rin sila sa akin." The long-limbed forward was a key cog in the Red Cubs' climb back onto the mountaintop and averaged 13.2 points and 7.2 rebounds in their first championship since 2015. Sanchez doesn't have an elite skill as of yet, but his all-around game coupled with his non-stop effort and energy will be big-time boosts to the bench of the Red Lions. The 18-year-old, alongside fellow high school standouts Rhayyan Amsali and Tony Ynot, restocks San Beda's coffers that suffered a big blow with the unexpected exit of Evan Nelle as well as the loss of Cameroonian stalwart Donald Tankoua. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 16th, 2020Related News

V is for Valentine as much as for VFA

This combination of figures of speech serves merely to illustrate that the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States comes during the season of hearts. But while there is nothing but amorous element in the first symbolism, there just is no love lost between the Philippines and the […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2020Related News

Justin Brownlee returns to Alab Pilipinas

    MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel Alab Pilipinas has been battling inconsistency all season long in the ASEAN Basketball League. But soon enough, that problem may soon be fixed.  That’s because former ABL champion Justin Brownlee has signed on to return to the team, as confirmed by squad owner ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2020Related News

It’s ‘Shawtime’ at Blackwater

When Blackwater’s Maurice Shaw makes his PBA debut in the coming season, he’ll be the second oldest rookie ever in the league’s 45-year history after Manny Pacquiao, and the 6’ 8”, 260-pound Biñan-born center said yesterday it’s a blessing to finally play in his late mother’s homeland......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsFeb 16th, 2020Related News

FIBA: Countdown starts for final Gilas 12 against Indonesia

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

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 15th, 2020Related News

MPBL: Pampanga takes Game 1 of quarters over Bataan

Pampanga-ADG Group of Companies halted 1Bataan-Camaya Coast's late uprising, 71-64, to take Game One of its best-of-three quarterfinals series in the 2019-20 Chooks-to-Go/MPBL Lakan Season, Saturday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Pampanga went on a 17-0 start to start the game with Mark Cruz, Levi Hernandez, and Reil Cervantes leading the charge. The Giant Lanterns sustained their blazing start in the second frame, leading by as big as 30 points, 48-18, off a lay-in from Jeric Fabian. “We prepared yung skills namin. We were able to prepare defensively. Maganda yung depensa namin nung first half pero medyo nagkaroon kami ng lapses sa schemes. Sabi ko nga, importante that we were still ahead and we just have to score,” said Pampanga head coach Bong Ramos. 1Bataan though did not go down without a fight. Riding the hot hands of Reed Juntilla, Bataan went on a 25-8 run to slice Pampanga's 25-point advantage to eight points, 58-64, with 6:26 remaining in the game. “Nag-relax. Well, actually yung yung sinasabi ko na it can't happen. Buti na lang may puhunan kami. I'm still happy the way that we played,” lamented Ramos. But that's the closest the Risers could get as Hernandez and Cruz drained shots to quell the run. Hernandez poured in 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting from the field along with five rebounds to lead Pampanga, who is now on a nine-game winning streak dating back from November 22 last year. Cervantes added 13 points built on three three-pointers while Jeric Fabian had 10 markers, four boards, and two steals for the Giant Lanterns. Ryan Batino paced Bataan with a double-double performance of 19 points and 10 rebounds. Gino Jumao-as finished with 12 points, six rebounds, and four assists while Juntilla poured eight of his 10 points in the Risers’ final run. Pampanga will look to end the series on February 20, Thursday at 6:30 pm at its homecourt, the Angeles University Foundation Gymnasium. The Scores: Pampanga (71) -- Hernandez 18, Cervantes 13, Fabian 10, Juico 8, Cruz 8, Maiquez 5, Thompson 5, Apreku 2, Alberto 0, Enriquez 0, Concepcion 0, Baltazar 0. 1Bataan (64) -- Batino 19, Jumao-as 12, Juntilla 10, Villarias 9, Llanto 4, Nalos 4, Castro 3, Gozum 2, Jaime 1, Inigo 0, Bregondo 0, David 0. Quarterscores: 25-8, 48-23, 56-40, 71-64. Chooks-to-Go/MPBL Lakan Quarterfinals Game One: 1Bataan (dark) vs Pampanga (light) February 15, 2020 - Filoil Flying V Centre, San Juan City.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 15th, 2020Related News

7 simple ways to show you care this month of love

February is the time to celebrate all kinds of love, and whether you’re “self-partnered,” spending it with someone special, or dedicating the season with family and friends, you can rely on mobile technology to help show your love in simple but meaningful ways. .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesFeb 15th, 2020Related News

Rondina reaping the fruits of her hard work

Sisi Rondina had a memorable and inspiring 2019. Capping a banner year by helping the Philippines to its first Southeast Asian Games women's beach volleyball podium finish since 2005, Rondina will be feted as Ms. Volleyball in the SMC-Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Annual Awards Night on March 6. Not only that, Rondina is also a 37th SMB-SAC All-Cebu Sports Awardee, where she will receive the award on Feb. 29 in Cebu City.  A native of Compostela, Cebu, the 23-year-old Rondina, who is now with the newly-formed Creamline beach volleyball club, joins the ranks of Alyssa Valdez, Aby Marano, Mika Reyes, Dawn Macandili and Jaja Santiago who were previously bestowed with the prestigious PSA honor. "For me, blessed sobra di ko naman din po inakala na ganito po ang ibabalik sa akin. Minahal ko lang talaga mga committments ko and syempre putting efforts sa lahat ng mga ginagawa ko lalo sa paglalaro po," said Rondina.  Prior to winning the SEA Games bronze medal, Rondina joined forces with her long-time partner Bernadeth Pons in steering the Philippines to a quarterfinals finish in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 1-Star Boracay Open last May. In the same month, Rondina was scintillating in the taraflex floor, winning MVP honors for University of Santo Tomas, and leading the Tigresses to their first UAAP women's volleyball finals appearance in eight years. In her last season on the sand courts, Rondina paired with Babylove Barbon to cement UST's status as the most successful women's beach volleyball program while claiming her fourth MVP plum. Rondina takes pride of her roots in Cebu. "Wow, people are treating me like that po pero di ko iniisip yang mga ganyan kasi everyone can be a pride of their town but thankful kasi isa ako sa mga nabiyayaan," said Rondina.  "Sana in some way maging tool ito to inspire young ones and syempre for those player na katulad ko kahit ano ka pa sino ka man pag may pangarap ka walang imposible," she added. Together with Pons, Dzi Gervacio and Dij Rodriguez, Rondina spearheaded the country’s beach volleyball campaign in the SEA Games. Rondina didn't fail the adoring fans who trooped the Subic Tennis Courts by ending the Philippines’ 14-year medal drought in the sport. As Rondina is trying to continue to grow the game of beach volleyball locally and internationally, she is determined to inspire further young and aspiring players, especially those from the province. "Ako honestly, didnt expect na ganitong biyaya ang binigay saken pero ang alam ko pinagdadasal ko lahat para sa pamilya ko at para sa mga taong naniniwala sa akin. Actually para saken wala lang to kasi ang mas timbang sa akin kung ano yung mga behind ng awards ko mga tulong at mga napasaya ko or sa amin yun ang nag ma-matter sa akin," said Rondina.  "And siyempre huwag na wag nilang kalimutan ang nasa Itaas, disiplina sa sarili at wag na wag makalimot sa mga taong tumulong sayo. Lastly huwag na huwag susuko sa mga pangarap na minimithi. Kahit sino at ano ka pa maging totoo ka lang at maipakita mo kung ano ang kaya mong gawin yun na yun," she added......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 15th, 2020Related News

Coleman wins 60m heat in Albuquerque

World record holder Christian Coleman opened his world indoor season Friday by finishing first in his heat in the 60 meters at the USA indoor championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Coleman burst out of the blocks then cruised to the finish line in 6.48secs well ahead of runners up Marvin Bracy and Brandon Carnes, who […] The post Coleman wins 60m heat in Albuquerque appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2020Related News

No Valentino? No problem! Instagram filter has got you covered

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Technology has helped us advance in our different fields today. And this Valentine’s season, this filter from Instagram has helped a young lady get to feel like she indeed has a date this Valentine’s. Alvin Monleon, 20, office staff in one of the universities here in Cebu had a very funny playtime […] The post No Valentino? No problem! Instagram filter has got you covered appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2020Related News

Mighty UE Warriors sweep UAAP fencing

    MANILA, Philippines – University of the East reigned supreme in the men's division for the eighth straight year while its women's squad regained the throne Friday, February 14 in the UAAP Season 82 fencing tournament at the Paco Arena. In high school aciton, UE also completed a golden ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2020Related News

Time to demand better visa treatment for Filipinos

Whether you agree or not with the underlying reasons or the threatened form of reprisal, the President should be applauded for calling attention to other countries’ use of visas as instruments of foreign policy – or worse, simply as means of showing contempt for us as a nation......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2020Related News

South stars win MPBL extravaganza

Jeff Viernes emerged the best among the best as the South All-Stars bested their North counterparts, 126-122, in overtime in the Chooks-to-Go MPBL Lakan Season All-Star Extravaganza that started Thursday and lasted early Friday at MOA Arena......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsFeb 15th, 2020Related News

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

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

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 14th, 2020Related News