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Top Filipino comic book artist Leinil Yu is brilliant on the ‘Captain America’ comic book

He's worked on the biggest comic book characters---Wolverine and Superman among them---with his iconic complex art style. But Leinil Francis Yu achieves a whole new level of brilliance on his current run as the artist of the re-launched "Captain America" ongoing series from Marvel Comics. Yu has found a great partner in the writer on the series. Ta-Nehisi Coates. An award-winning author (the National Book award-winning "Between the World and Me"), Coates made a name for himself in comics by helming the critically-acclaimed "Black Panther" series just as the movie based on the character became a box office blockbuster. Now Marvel doubled down by putting Coates, who writes very c...Keep on reading: Top Filipino comic book artist Leinil Yu is brilliant on the ‘Captain America’ comic book.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 1 hr. 16 min. ago Related News

PSL Finals: F2 Logistics deals Petron its first loss, force do-or-die Game 3

Backs against the wall, F2 Logistics played true to form and took down fierce rival Petron, 21-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-17, to force a deciding Game 3 of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Tuesday night at Mall of Asia Arena. Captain Cha Cruz-Behag provided the leadership and the crucial hits while Ara Galang topscored with 20 points to power the Cargo Movers. Behag had 13 points, including back-to-back hits to clinch the game and deal the Blaze Spikers' first defeat in 14 games. "We were tight in the first set and there were some bad calls that affected our momentum, but in the second set, we played relaxed and we saw that we can really win the game," F2 Logistics...Keep on reading: PSL Finals: F2 Logistics deals Petron its first loss, force do-or-die Game 3.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 13 hr. 37 min. ago Related News

2018 PBA Draft Baller Breakdown: Rodolfo “Jjay” Alejandro

Another former King Bulldog, Jjay Alejandro has always been known as a scorer. Ever since his days with Malayan College, Jjay could light up the scoreboard, connecting from inside and out; while at the same time making a name for himself as a deadly shooter. While he joined the NU Bulldogs primarily as an outside threat, he improved his scoring in the college ranks year in and year out, averaging almost 17 points per game in his final year. Coincidentally, his final year was played under the mentorship of multi-titled coach, Jamike Jarin, who developed Jjay no longer just as a scorer, but more of a playmaker and leader. Not only was he allowed to play point guard more often, Coach Jamike highlighted his leadership, designating him Team Captain in his senior year.   STRENGTHS Season 80 (his final year) saw Jjay’s usage rate skyrocket, logging an average 33 minutes, scoring 17 points, grabbing 6.4 rebounds, and dishing out 6.7 assists per contest. He also shot close to 40 percent from the field and 27.5 percent from downtown, with almost two 3-pointers a game. Most impressive in my opinion was the emergence of his passing ability, which had been underrated throughout his career. With the ball in his hand more often, Jjay was able to create more opportunities for himself and his teammates by getting into the paint, where he showed a lot of craftiness and composure in traffic. As a result, he more than doubled his assist numbers from season 79. AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT Areas which he will need to improve on as he makes the jump to the PBA are primarily his strength and his defense. While Jjay is a deft pickpocket who can swipe at ballhandlers or play the passing lanes, he will have to hold his own on a nightly basis against stronger and taller guards. That means he’ll have to work on his on-ball defense, whether perimeter or in the post. If he wants to carve out a regular spot in the rotation, he’ll have to play point guard effectively, while polishing his jumper such that he’ll have a quicker release, as defenders are much quicker and smarter in the pros -- think Kevin Alas when he made the jump from college ball. That means tightening his handles, and improving not just his court vision, but his overall control of the game. One thing he’s definitely got going for him though is his ability to make plays in the clutch. Jjay Alejandro has never been known to shy away from big moments, and he will be more than willing to take and make big shots to decide the outcome of a game. That is one thing PBA teams are always on the lookout for.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 15th, 2018Related News

Rachel Daquis rues Cignal’s lack of time playing together after missing PSL podium

MANILA, Philippines---It was a long and arduous road for Cignal in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference and it ended with the team failing to get to the podium. The HD Spikers lost to Generika-Ayala in straight sets, 25-12, 30-28, 25-13, in the bronze medal game Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena and it was an end to a journey filled with uncertainty. Captain Rachel Ann Daquis said her team had the talent to compete but they ultimately lacked the time to prepare and contend for a championship. It also didn't help that superstar opposite hitter Jovelyn Gonzaga was injured and had to fulfill her military training throughout the campaign. "It's still a different feel...Keep on reading: Rachel Daquis rues Cignal’s lack of time playing together after missing PSL podium.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 15th, 2018Related News

Superheroes… They’re Just Like Us. Watch the Teaser Trailer for ‘The Umbrella Academy’

About The Umbrella Academy: On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. Now, the six surviving members reunite upon the […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 15th, 2018Related News

Netflix Releases Trailer of ‘Hymn of Death’ Starring Lee Jong-Suk

Netflix, the world’s leading entertainment service, just released the official trailer of Hymn of Death, a tragic love story K-drama. Hymn of Death is a 3-part series that tells a story about Korea’s first soprano Yun Sim-deok and her genius playwright boyfriend Kim Woo-jin. Loved by a wide audience, the beautiful yet tragic love story […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 15th, 2018Related News

PBA Draft: Perez or Parks Jr. for 1st pick? Legends debate

Lyceum star CJ Perez and Alab Pilipinas captain Bobby Ray Parks Jr. are the concensus top-two picks for the upcoming 2018 PBA Draft this Sunday. What's unsure, however, is who Columbian Dyip, the owner of this year's top pick, should actually draft. PBA legends Gary David and Dondon Hontiveros were on hand at The Score's studio along with LA Tenorio and Beau Belga last Thursday to break down the exciting rivalry of sorts between Perez and Parks that's been adding spice to the PBA Draft. SPORTS SQUAD RELOADED! @dhonts7, Gary David, @LA_Tenorio, Beau Belaga and @micohalili discuss the possible top picks of the 2018 rookie draft! Who ya got? pic.twitter.com/56urqgJVFD — The Score (@TheScorePH) December 13, 2018 The question: Who should go first, and why? Hontiveros, who now plays for Alab Pilipinas in the ABL, obviously had Parks Jr. as this year's top pick.  The Cebuano hotshot was all praise for Parks Jr. and his ability to take charge and lead the team, which has already been proven with Alab's championship run last season.  David, Tenorio, and Belga, however, are all for CJ being the top pick. They all cited Perez's all-around game, his defense, and his ability to lead by example after two seasons with Lyceum.  What sets his apart, says Tenorio, was his willingness to learn, which is as important as any trait, said the Ginebra guard. Watch the entire breakdown below: .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 14th, 2018Related News

La Salle s eye in coaching change turns to NBA G-League

De La Salle University will be handled by a foreign head coach for next year's UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament – just not by the name initially reported. Rather than British Tim Lewis, several sources said on Friday that now, the Green Archers are focused on bringing in American Jermaine Byrd as their new mentor. The development was first reported by Matthew Li of Tiebreaker Times. Late last night, it was reported that Lewis, formerly of the Qatar national team, was poised to take over from Louie Gonzalez. Just hours later, however, sources clarified that nothing was set in stone. “’Di pa final yan,” a source was quoted in saying. Not long after, it was revealed that the Taft-based team has decided to go with Byrd who gets the job instead of Lewis, Topex Robinson, and Jimmy Alapag – all of whom declined due to prior commitments. Byrd’s most extensive coaching experience comes from the NBA G-League where he served as assistant coach for the Tulsa 66ers, Sioux Falls Skyforce, and LA Defenders. After that, he had stints in the Korean Basketball League with the Samsung Thunders and Goyang Orions. Now in La Salle, he will have Mythical selection Justine Baltazar, team captain Andrei Caracut, and scoring dynamo Aljun Melecio leading the charge. Byrd is the second new head coach for the Green Archers since Aldin Ayo moved on in 2017. He replaces Gonzalez who goes one-and-done as head coach after going 8-6 and missing out on the Final Four. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 14th, 2018Related News

10 major world events coming up in 2019

PARIS, France – Here are 10 major events taking place around the world in 2019: Brazil's president takes office January 1: Far-right former army captain Jair Bolsonaro officially starts his 4-year term as president of Brazil after winning October's election. Nigeria votes February 16: Africa's most populous nation and leading economy ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 14th, 2018Related News

La Salle taps foreign coach to take over Green Archers

De La Salle University will have a second new head coach in as many years. The Green Archers are poised to secure the services of British Tim Lewis  to take over from Louie Gonzalez, according to several sources. Lewis spent the last few years building up Qatar into a regional contender before being set to take his talents to Taft Avenue. He replaces Gonzalez who goes one-and-done as head coach after going 8-6 and missing out on the Final Four. Now in La Salle, Lewis will have Mythical selection Justine Baltazar, team captain Andrei Caracut, and scoring dynamo Aljun Melecio leading the charge. The 51-year-old is the second new head coach for the Green Archers since Aldin Ayo moved on in 2017. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 13th, 2018Related News

One Great Love: Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 Trailer 2 | Kim Chiu, Dennis Trillo, JC de Vera – Manila Video

One Great Love: Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 Trailer 2 | Kim Chiu, Dennis Trillo, JC de Vera – Manila Video.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 13th, 2018Related News

Pedro Pascal to lead cast of ‘Star Wars’ series

"Narcos" and "Game of Thrones" star Pedro Pascalis set to play the lead in the upcoming "Star Wars" TV series "The Mandalorian," Disney said Wednesday, Dec. 12 as it builds on the beloved and profitable science fiction franchise. Penned and produced by Marvel mainstay Jon Favreau, the live-action show will follow Pascal's lone gunfighter, making his way in the outer reaches of the galaxy after the fall of the Empire. "We're having a great time working with this incredibly talented group and excited for everyone to see what we're up to," said Favreau, whose next big-screen project will be Disney's "The Lion King" (2019). Pascal, 43, made his name as the dashing prince Oberyn ...Keep on reading: Pedro Pascal to lead cast of ‘Star Wars’ series.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 13th, 2018Related News

NASA replies to netizens’ plea to rescue Iron Man

Tony Stark, also known as Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr., can be seen in the first trailer fighting for his life as he was stuck in a spaceship somewhere in the universe. .....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 12th, 2018Related News

Avengers: Endgame trailer s new audience record | Inquirer Entertainment

The fourth "Avengers" movie has broken the previous record for trailer views in a 24-hour period, held by its predecessor, "Avengers: Infinity War". With 289 million views accumula.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsDec 11th, 2018Related News

Quirky superhero drama Umbrella Academy debuts kooky trailer | Inquirer Lifestyle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMeqY7ogdF8 Most people probably know Gerard Way as the lead singer of the band My Chemical Romance, but Way has already carved his way into the comic book world he lov.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsDec 11th, 2018Related News

Avengers: Endgame moved up in crowded year for superheroes

WALT DISNEY CO. offered the first peek at Avengers: Endgame and moved up its release date, navigating a crowded year for superhero movies that may serve as the ultimate test of Marvel’s appeal......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceDec 10th, 2018Related News

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame trailer breaks records, pumps fans

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are bracing for the final stage in the story of the Avengers after Marvel released the trailer to April 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame.” Marvel Studios recently confirmed that the much-awaited trailer released over the weekend was viewed 289 million times within the 24 hours after its release. The views were […] The post Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame trailer breaks records, pumps fans appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopDec 10th, 2018Related News

Gov’t urged to resume peace talks with Reds

Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano on Sunday said the Duterte administration's decision to forgo the possibility of forging a peace agreement with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) was tantamount to "abandonment of duty." "The government must never say that they are hopeless about peace. It is an abandonment of duty to resolve social ills that led the insurgents to incite protests," Alejano said in a statement. Alejano, a former Marine captain, said the national government should hear the valid concerns of insurgents and deal with these without resorting to violence. "We should not set aside peace talks because it involved the overall security of the people," the Magdalo repre...Keep on reading: Gov’t urged to resume peace talks with Reds.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 9th, 2018Related News

UAAP Season 81 volleyball: DLS-Z brings girls title back to Alabang

De La Salle-Zobel brought the crown back to Alabang after completing a Finals series sweep of dethroned National University, 25-21, 25-23, 15-25, 16-25, 15-8, Sunday to rule the UAAP Season 81 girls volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Just like in the series opener, the Junior Lady Spikers squandered a two-set lead but made up for their miscues with a strong start in the fifth frame to knock the Bullpups off the throne after a four-year reign. Season Most Valuable Player Angel Canino fired 19 attacks and had two kill blocks in her 21-point outing while Alleiah Malaluan added 15 points for the Alabang-based squad’s 10th title overall and first since Season 75 during the senior year of Dawn Macandili and Kim Kianna Dy.    “Lahat ng hirap ng mga bata yun talaga ang gusto kong bigyan ng appreciation. Kung hindi naman dahil sa kanila, yung tulong nila, yung sakripisyo nila hindi namin magagawa ito,” said sophomore DLS-Z coach Tina Salak, who herself was a two-time UAAP champion as setter for Far Eastern University in the mid-90s.  The Junior Lady Spikers opened the match on the right foot, taking the first two sets but Bullpups behind the trio of Faith Nisperos, Jimy Jamili and Erin Pangilinan fought back to force another five-set affair. DLS-Z zapped the energy away from NU with a devastating 8-0 barrage that saw Malauan land three of her four aces in the that telling opening run. The Bullpups were able to cut their deficit to 9-6 only to see the Junior Lady Spikers take the crown off their heads.   “Super happy (sa championship). Super happy rin po ako sa mga seniors kasi para sa kanila po yun (title), for the seniors po yun,” said second year hitter Canino. “Hindi ko rin po ini-expect na ganito ang lalaruin namin and super happy ako sa kilabasan na laro namin.” Finals MVP and outgoing captain Justine Nazareno had nine markers while Theo Bonafe got seven for DLS-Z, which will part ways with other graduating players Jewel Encarnacion, Giovannah Macavinta, Alyssa Cruz and Bea Bonafe. Nisperos finished with 21 points while Jamili and Pangilinan had 16 and 14 markers, respectively, for NU. Earlier, Canino received the season MVP award to go with her Best 1st Outside Spiker plum in a short ceremony. Malaluan was the Best 2nd Outside Spiker and Best Server winner. Other awardees were Adamson's May Ann Nique (Best 1st Middle Blocker) and Ayesha Juegos (Best Opposite Spiker), FEU-Diliman's Alexis Miner (Best 2nd Middle Blocker), NU's Camille Lamina (Best Setter) and University of Santo Tomas' Det Pepito (Best Libero). Meanwhile, the Bullpups inched closer to claiming the boys crown after taking down Far Eastern University-Diliman, 25-19, 22-25, 25-8, 25-13, in their best-of-three series opener. Game 2 of the Finals is on Wednesday.       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 9th, 2018Related News

CA affirms graft indictment of Coast Guard official

MANILA, Philippines – The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed the indictment of a Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) captain over alleged anomalous cash advances. CA Special 15th Division Associate Justice Carmelita Salandanan Manahan junked the petition of PCG captain Christopher Villacorte to thumb down the Ombudsman’s indictment of ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 9th, 2018Related News