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Gov’t gets unsolicited proposal for common telco towers

The government has received its second unsolicited proposal for common telecommunication towers, this time an $800-million offer from an international infrastructure services and information technology conglomerate......»»

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Baciwa takeover scheme

MOST people’s attention is focused on the ongoing MassKara Festival and there is no better time to stage a takeover of the Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) than now. Indeed, the officials and bureaucrats of Baciwa are poised to “evaluate” the proposal of Prime Water without revealing the contents of the proposal. An insider says […] The post Baciwa takeover scheme appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: News9 hr. 11 min. ago Related News

OUR MARAWI: It is time to let the good maratabat in us reign

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 21 Oct) — Bismillahir rahmanir rahim. Ya Allah, the most Merciful, the Knower of everything, the most Powerful, if it is for our own good, let us go home to Ground Zero. Ya Allah, I am not pleading to a tyrant man whose heart is a rock, I am not asking […].....»»

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UAAP: What do Juan GDL and Marvin Cruz have in common?

Juan Gomez de Liano is the first player to tally a triple-double in the UAAP in 12 years. With 15 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists, he was, without a doubt, a big part of the University of the Philippines’ much-needed win against University of the East last Sunday. Before him, it was another Fighting Maroon in Marvin Cruz who had the league’s last triple-double in a loss to Ateneo de Manila University in August 2006. As it turns out, Juan GDL and Cruz share more of a connection than just hailing from State U and having triple-double games. “I talk to him. Sometimes, I would go to UPIS practices kasi assistant siya dun,” Juan GDL shared. “So minsan, I go with sina Jordi.” Juan GDL came from UP Integrated School before being promoted to the Seniors squad. He also has a younger brother in Jordi GDL still suiting up there. Cruz, on the other hand, is now serving as an assistant coach for Paolo Mendoza. And apparently, during their training sessions, Juan GDL is a firsthand witness to the talent that allowed Cruz to collect 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in one game. “Super galing ni coach Marv,” he said. In that light, the current UP superstar is nothing but glad to be making another kind of bond with the one-time pride of his alma mater. As he put it, “It’s really overwhelming for me na galing UP ulit yung nag-triple-double.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports11 hr. 45 min. ago Related News

Bulls Carter Jr. undergoing NBA big man s trial by fire

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com CHICAGO – Every August, the NBA holds its rookie transition program to give its newly minted pros an idea of what life in the league is going to be like, from handling their money and dealing with reporters to fending off assorted unsavory outside forces. And then, every October, the young guys begin their real rookie transition. Consider Wendell Carter Jr. of the Chicago Bulls. In a span of five days, he will have gone through a gauntlet of imposing NBA big men that would have some 10-year veterans flinching and wondering if their tendinitis needed a night off. Carter’s on-the-job rigors began Thursday (Friday, PHL time), when he became only the 10th Bulls rookie to start on opening night and was met in his matchup at center with Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid. It continued Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in Chicago’s home opener against Detroit, with Carter banging at various times against both Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin. Now the 19-year-old will travel to Dallas, where he’ll get his first test against the Mavericks’ salty DeAndre Jordan. And just for the record, in the Bulls’ final preseason game, he had to cope with Denver’s crafty Nikola Jokic. For someone so young, against such a slate of established or eventual All-Stars, Carter’s early lessons have been difficult. There really is no other way. “I’m sure it’s just chaos and confusion right now for him,” Griffin said after leading the Pistons with 33 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in a 118-116 victory at United Center. “He doesn’t look that way, but that’s just how you feel – no matter what – when you’re a rookie. The game is moving so fast.” Carter, the No. 7 pick from Duke in this year's Draft, fell victim to foul trouble early and the Bulls’ need to play catch-up late, which had coach Fred Hoiberg sticking with Jabari Parker at the end. Carter logged less than 18 minutes, finishing with eight points, two rebounds and two blocks. Drummond had foul issues of his own, exiting with his sixth after just 23:33. Still, Drummond and Griffin won the frontcourt battle with 43 points and 25 boards to Carter and Bobby Portis’ combined 14 and 16. It wasn’t the sort of Windy City debut Carter would have scripted. This was, after all, kind of a big deal – he’s the player Chicago landed after an entire 2017-18 season spent gaming the NBA’s Draft lottery system. The Bulls consciously tried to dive deep, won a little too counterproductively in December and January and wound up waiting until after the first six picks were gone. That tortuous process led everyone to Saturday, when 21,289 in the stands got their first official look at the alleged silver lining from last season’s dark cloud. Carter wasn’t happy with either his or his team’s performance afterward, pulling his clothes from the hangers in his locker as he dressed and bemoaning the Bulls’ lack of defensive communication (they’ve given up 245 points in two games). Not to worry, though, Griffin said. “He’s so talented, he’s going to be fine,” the Pistons star said. “It’s just a matter of time for him. I watched him play probably more than any other player in college last year – I really like his game. I’ve known of him since he was in high school. He would be the least of my concerns if I was over there in the front office or on the coaching staff.” Hoiberg and his staff have approached Carter’s trial by fire by starting him in response to the challenges he handled in summer league and in the preseason. He arrived with a maturity, poise and defensive bent some players never achieve – a young Al Horford was a frequent comp – and isn’t about to blow that image, no matter how many lumps he takes. “I appreciate the fact I’m able to play against these very talented bigs early on in my career,” Carter said. “Learn what I’ve got to work on. I’ve got to get stronger, that’s the first thing I recognized. … Just being up against the best, I love the competition. I love going against the best players.” Truth be told, Hoiberg said he talked with Carter on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) about handling the frustrations he’ll surely encounter. He’s a little cranky about the officiating, for example, picking up at least three fouls in all six preseason and regular-season appearances while playing fewer than 23 minutes every time. He’s does the “verticality” thing as if from a textbook and still hears a whistle. “At this point, I just feel like it’s rookie calls. I don’t care what nobody’s saying, that’s how I really feel,” Carter said. “I still have respect for the game, though. I have respect for the referees. If they call it, it’s a foul. I’ve just got to do better, learn from it.” Then there was the chatter from Embiid in Philadelphia, a 19-point Sixers romp. “He was telling me what I should and shouldn’t do,” Carter said. “‘C’mon rookie, you’ve got to do’ something ‘better.’ Carter didn’t chatter back, he said. “Not yet. I’m gonna get there at some point though.” Drummond didn’t pile on, thanks perhaps only to the referees. "If I played more, I think it woulda been more of a schooling,” the Detroit center said. “This is a helluva three games for him.” Drummond, 25, remembers what it was like six years ago, when he was the one absorbing the lessons. His rookie year got dinged 22 games due to a stress fracture in his back, an injury that compounded the basketball education. “I learned my lessons the hard way,” Drummond told NBA.com. “Physically. I started out being hurt. I had to just play and figure it out game by game. Watched films. Learned the guys that I played against. And figured it out.” Drummond wound up averaging 7.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks. He had nine double-doubles and earned all-rookie status. But he’s glad to be wiser now in the NBA’s ways, given how few the shortcuts were. “It was more of a sponge season for me,” he said. “Learning the NBA. I mean, I was a young kid. Just tried to have fun with it. It was the game I loved and I was playing it at the highest level, so I just tried to enjoy every moment and take it in.” That’s Carter today, way at the front end of his career. He’s got a notebook, he said, that he scribbles in bullet points, tips and lessons from each game after he’s left the arena, his mind clear. Portis said he’ll share more with Carter as the season goes on – there hasn’t been much time and the Bulls haven’t really hit the road yet – but most of this stuff will be hands-on. “It’s as important a thing as you’re going to face in this league,” Hoiberg said. “When you’ve got a 19-year-old kid out there, it’s human nature I think when you’re playing against an opponent like Wendell has gone against, to hang your head a little bit.” The coach added: “It’s something every player goes through in this league. It’s understanding who you’re playing against. We’re showing him a lot of personnel, film on who he’s going to be going up against.” Until the day, and it will come, when young guys are studying film of Carter, going through gauntlets of their own. Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. 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Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports11 hr. 45 min. ago Related News

PVL: I feel old –- Valdez on facing new breed of Lady Eagles

Alyssa Valdez got her first shot at taking on her former college team when Creamline faced Ateneo-Motolite on Sunday. The former Queen Eagle taught the new breed of Lady Eagles a thing or two when she led the Cool Smashers to a straight sets win in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the Baliwag Star Arena here.     Going up against new faces except for Bea De Leon, Deanna Wong and Kim Gequillana in the college team that she led to back-to-back UAAP titles in Seasons 76 and 77 before graduating the following season, Valdez felt that like it has been a long time since she left the Katipunan-based squad. “I feel old. Hahaha!” joked Valdez after scoring 19 points in the Cool Smashers’ 25-23, 25-17, 25-14, victory that pushed Creamline’s winning run to six for a 6-1 win-loss slate at solo lead.    Valdez last played for Ateneo back in 2015 together with De Leon, Gequillana, Maddie Madayag and Ponggay Gaston. Kat Tolentino was supposed to debut in Valdez’s last playing year but was sidelined with a knee injury before the start of the season. The three-time UAAP MVP became the face of Ateneo volleyball and the players in the current lineup of the Lady Eagles look up to her. “Well, nakaka-pressure din in a way kasi you have to live na sa mga pressure and sa mga expectations ng mga tao pero that pressure kasi would make you push yourself pa and nai-inspire ka rin sa mga bata,” said Valdez. The Creamline star didn’t hold back against the younger Lady Eagles, scoring all of her points on attacks while showcasing great floor defense with 11 digs.    “Siyempre mga bata ‘yan, iba ‘yung laro ng mga bata, mas mataas ‘yung laro ng mga bata, mas kundisyon sila so ako as mas ate sa kanila will try my best para may mas matutunan pa sila sa akin,” she added. Valdez and the Cool Smashers drew first blood in their first elims meeting but the Creamline open spiker knows that Ateneo-Motolite will surely try to bounce back in their early rematch next week with Tolentino, Madayag and Gaston back for the Lady Eagles. The trio skipped Ateneo-Motolite’s for a community immersion as part of their academic requirement. “Well not naman complete Ateneo team so definitely they’ll gonna bounce back,” said Valdez. “So I guess the real battle will be on Sunday ‘cause everyone’s gonna be there.”       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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PBA: Alaska s Harris couldn t care less about top-4 finish

The 2018 PBA Governors' Cup standings is pretty top heavy right now, with five teams separated by just one game. Of the five teams, one will not get a twice-to-beat advantage and the top-4 advance to the playoffs with a bonus in hand. However, for Alaska super import Mike Harris, he couldn't care less of a top-4 finish. "People talk about the top-4 and to be honest with you, I really don't care about the top-4," Harris said. "No disrespect to the top-4 but everywhere I play, whether I’m at the top seed or the bottom seed, my objective’s to win. I learned from Greg Popovich, great teams win on the road, doesn’t matter if you’re home or away. Good thing here is all games are neutral games, some teams may get more fans but they’re like neutral side games here. I really like that," he added. Regardless of his feelings of the top-4, Harris' performance sure helped the Aces move closer to finishing as one of the higher seeds come playoff time. Monster Mike had himself a game against Blackwater, finishing with 38 points and 19 rebounds. His clutch four-point play with less than 20 seconds to play helped seal the deal for the Aces. Currently, Alaska is in a three-way tie for first place with Ginebra and Magnolia as all three teams sport identical 7-2 cards. But with about two weeks left of regular season play, Harris' focus is on Alaska's next assignment and not whether or not the Aces are inside the top-4 in the team standings. "You want to take each game one game at a time. We have NLEX next, so the focus is just to beat them," he said. "If you do what you have to do on the court, everything else takes care of itself," Harris added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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PBA: Underperforming bench dooms Blackwater vs Alaska

Blackwater Elite head coach Bong Ramos admitted that his bench had lacked effort in their 116-109 loss against the Alaska Aces at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, Sunday evening. Of the Elite's 109 points, his players off the bench only provided 19 markers compared to the Aces' 37. The coach pointed out several instances in the game where his team fought back their opponents' runs but as his starters rested, the lead somehow ballooned once more for the now 7-2 squad. "Every time nagro-rotate ako ng player medyo gumegewang kami. Di kami naging consistent. Start of the game we controlled the game -- siyempre kailangan ko ipahinga yung starters ko -- pag-rotate ko medyo gumewang kami," the mentor said. Ramos also rued some calls which did not go Blackwater's way, which definitely left a bad taste in their mouths for the remainder of the contest. With the tough loss, all the team wants is to regroup and take on the next challenge as they face the upset-conscious Columbian Dyip at the Alonte Sports Arena in Binan Saturday afternoon.  The Johnedel Cardel-led team is coming off an upset win against Rain or Shine last Friday with sky-high morale on their minds. In facing the 1-9 team, guards will not be let down in order to avoid a second-straight party spoiler by the cellar dwellers.  With a potential victory, the team will inch ever closer once again to a coveted twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals, a distinction held by the top four teams of the Governors' Cup standings.  "Wala naman kaming mahinang kalaban kasi kulelat kami noong nakaraang conference so that means yung Dyip, malakas pa rin yun. Kailangan talunin namin, kailangan trabahuhin namin. We cannot get Dyip on a silver platter or spoon na ibibigay lang sa amin." __ Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

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Rockets deal LeBron, Lakers 2nd loss in fight-marred game

      LOS ANGELES, USA – LeBron James' home-game debut turned quite chaotic.  The Houston Rockets kept LeBron and the Los Angeles Lakers winless in two games, 124-115, in a fight-marred NBA match at the Staples Center on Saturday, October 20 (Sunday, October 21, Manila time). Houston's Chris Paul and Los Angeles' Rajon ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News16 hr. 58 min. ago Related News

LOOK: Jordan Clarkson shows some love for ejected Ingram

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson was on roll on Twitter when the basketbrawl between the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets  broke out at the Staples Center on Saturday, October 20 (Sunday, October 21, Manila time).  After Brandon Ingram was ejected together with Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul, Clarkson ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News16 hr. 58 min. ago Related News

LeBron on Lakers’ 0-2 start: ‘Not disappointed at all’

  LOS ANGELES, USA – LeBron James's home debut with the Los Angeles Lakers ended on a sour note as the Houston Rockets seized control late for a 124-115 win in a physical contest at Staples Center on Saturday, October 20 (Sunday, October 21, Manila time).  James finished with 24 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News16 hr. 58 min. ago Related News

Juan Gomez de Liaño drops 1st UAAP triple-double in 12 years

      MANILA, Philippines – University of the Philippine' Juan Gomez de Liaño sustained his stellar play and even made history this time as the first UAAP player in 12 years to notch a triple-double. Gomez de Liaño dropped 15 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists as the UP Fighting Maroons pulled away ........»»

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Bodega is where creative twists to Filipino food favorites is done right

MANILA, Philippines – A bodega, defined by most as a storage room of hardly-used belongings from one’s house, usually contains a childhood’s oldest memories and the family’s earliest possessions.  As we grow older, the bodega then becomes a time-traveling portal of nostalgia, warm memories, and a reminder ........»»

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‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Streams October 26, Only on Netflix

Take a peek inside the world of Sabrina Spellman. It’ll be a scary good time. In this behind-the-scenes piece, the cast of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina discuss the upcoming series, and Sabrina’s journey as half-witch, half mortal. “Everything about the show is just so massive and grounded and real,” says Kiernan Shipka, who plays Sabrina […].....»»

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La Salle quickly moves on from crucial loss to Adamson

It's the point of the tournament when teams have started weighing their chances for a Final Four spot, especially with a very tight contest at the upper half of the standings of UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament. But De La Salle University, which currently sits in the third spot of the standings with Far Eastern University with a 5-4 card was quick to say it does not want to think about the playoffs just yet. La Salle head coach Louie Gonzalez said the Green Archers' loss to Adamson on Saturday is not a cause of concern as the team takes one game at a time, adding, it's just one of those "ordinary games." "No, it's not really red flag," said Gonzalez. "When we mo...Keep on reading: La Salle quickly moves on from crucial loss to Adamson.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 19 hr. 45 min. ago Related News

FEU hits rough patch after strong start

As the Final Four race starts to heat up, Far Eastern University finds itself stumbling on a bumpy track. The Tamaraws were on top after the first round of the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament but then, took a rough path to start the second round, dropping their first two games to tie De La Salle in the third spot of the standings. But head coach Olsen Racela is not worried by the chaos, even as the battle has evidently become more competitive than ever for FEU. "I don't wanna look at the standings yet. We're just gonna take it one game at a time," Racela said in Filipino, whose team is also on a possible three-way tie with the Green Archers and UST if the Growling...Keep on reading: FEU hits rough patch after strong start.....»»

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Rockets beat Lakers, spoil LeBron’s home debut in fight-marred duel

LeBron James's home debut with the Los Angeles Lakers ended on a sour note Saturday as the Houston Rockets seized control late for a 124-115 win in a physical contest at Staples Center. James finished with 24 points and five assists but the Lakers couldn't stop the Rockets' dynamic duo of James Harden and Chris Paul, who combined for 64 points at Staples Center arena. Harden finished with 36 points and Paul delivered 28 and 10 assists before he was ejected in the fourth quarter for fighting. "We were right there, we had an opportunity to win the game," said James. "I am not disappointed at all. Nobody said it was going to be easy." The four-time NBA most valuable player James signe...Keep on reading: Rockets beat Lakers, spoil LeBron’s home debut in fight-marred duel.....»»

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After grandma’s death, Urias helps Dodgers to World Series

MILWAUKEE --- Julio Urias pitched with a heavy heart in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers advance to the World Series a night after his grandmother died. Enrique Hernandez shared the news with teammates and askedthe Dodgers to toast Uriasbefore popping champagne following a 5-1 win against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. The left-handed Urias got one of the biggest outs of the game in the fifth inning after relieving starter Walker Buehler. Urias allowed a line drive to Christian Yelich that left fielder Chris Taylor caught on the warning track with a sliding effort. Urias also pitched in Game 6, and this was the first time in his career h...Keep on reading: After grandma’s death, Urias helps Dodgers to World Series.....»»

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More oil players cut pump prices big time

More oil players cut pump prices big time Source link link: More oil players cut pump prices big time.....»»

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Oil firms roll back pump prices

Small oil players led another big time price rollback as the trade war between China and the US continued weigh on global crude prices. Source link link: Oil firms roll back pump prices.....»»

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