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PBA Board finish up 'productive' meeting in Hong Kong

The PBA Board of Governors convened for nearly three hours to take up critical issues in a meeting at the Marco Polo Hotel in Hong Kong last Thursday.  League commissioner Willie Marcial described the meeting as "productive" and said it will replace the regular session in the fourth Thursday of this month. PBA chairman Ricky Vargas and TNT alternate governor Patrick Gregorio arrived in Hong Kong late Wednesday from Bangkok where they attended an Olympic Council of Asia conference.  Vargas is concurrently the POC president and Gregorio, the POC secretary-general. It was a complete attendance when the Board met last Thursday afternoon. One of the key points of discussion was the PBA's participation in the FIBA 3x3 World Cup scheduled at the Philippine Arena on June 8-12.  SBP president Al Panlilio, who represents Meralco in the PBA Board, said the Philippine lineup will be disclosed before the end of the month.  A pool of players will be named along with the head coach.  Only four players will comprise the final roster. The Board also took up the recommendations of the PBA Competition Committee that met in the PBA office last Tuesday.  It approved the reduction of the 30-second timeout from three to two or one per half and allowing the touching of the backboard while attempting to block a shot.  Previously, it was an automatic goaltending call if a player made contact with the backboard in trying to block a shot.  However, a goaltending call will be made if a player makes contact with the backboard with no attempt to block in a shooting situation.  Regarding contact with the net on a shot attempt, the Board ratified the Committee's recommendation to call a goaltending only if the net is pulled so as to obstruct the conversion. Additionally, the Board designated Alaska governor Dickie Bachmann and legal counsel Melvin Mendoza to confer with former PBA players on the proposed partnership of the newly-organized foundation Samahan Ng Dating Propesyonal na Basketbolista ng Pilipinas. Marcial had previously met with officers of the foundation, including Atoy Co, Philip Cezar, Ed Cordero, Allan Caidic, Alvin Patrimonio and Art dela Cruz to discuss ways of assisting former PBA players who are in dire need of medical care......»»

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With Greg Slaughter out, Kings opt for taller import

Due to the continued absence of 7-foot-1 Greg Slaughter, Barangay Ginebra was forced to drop 6-foot-7 import Shane Edwards for a bigger replacement in 6-foot-10 Charles Garcia......»»

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Sans Slaughter, Ginebra opts for taller import

Due to the continued absence of 7-foot-1 behemoth Greg Slaughter, Barangay Ginebra was forced to drop 6-foot-7 import Shane Edwards for a bigger replacement in 6-foot-10 Charles Garcia......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsApr 20th, 2018Related News

PBA: Ginebra, NLEX already change imports for Commissioner s Cup

The 2018 Commissioner's Cup is yet to start and two PBA teams already changed imports. Brgy. Ginebra decided to let go of temporary import Shane Edwards as the former Alaska reinforcement asked for a leave to attend some sudden personal issues. According to resident agent Sheryl Reyes on Twitter, who represents Edwards, her client asked for permission to return home to deal with his emergency back home in the US. 6'10" Charles Garcia is now Ginebra's import for the mid-season joust. Garcia is an NBA G-League veteran, last playing for the Austin Spurs in the 2016-2017 season. Meanwhile, NLEX also replaced imports as Arnett Moultrie is yet to arrive, held up by his team in Bahrain. Instead, the Road Warriors will go with Adrian Forbes, a 6'10" Jamaican, for the meantime as they await the development surrounding Moultrie.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 20th, 2018Related News

DoE mulls Swiss challenge for Meralco supply deals with generation firms

ENERGY Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi has proposed subjecting the pending power supply agreements (PSA) between distribution utility Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) and power generation companies to a “Swiss challenge” to move the contracts forward ahead of the expected rise in electricity demand in the coming years. “From my personal point of view, i-subject nalang ninyo […] The post DoE mulls Swiss challenge for Meralco supply deals with generation firms appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsApr 18th, 2018Related News

Legends join hands to help peers in need

The Samahan ng mga Dating Propesyonal na Basketbolista ng Pilipinas in cooperation with the Philippine Basketball Association will hold the Legends showcase in September pitting the old champion teams of San Miguel Beer and Alaska Milk, and the original Barangay Ginebra and Purefoods squads......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsApr 18th, 2018Related News

PBA legends play for a cause

A double-header pitting the old champion teams of San Miguel Beer and Alaska Milk, and the original Barangay Ginebra-Purefoods rivalry is sealed......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsApr 17th, 2018Related News

Injured Ranidel out 3 weeks

Do-it-all forward Ranidel De Ocampo won't be suiting up for the Meralco Bolts in the early part of the PBA Commissioner's Cup. According to Meralco coach Norman Black, the 6-foot-6 banger with a silky outside shooting touch will be out for at least three weeks after suffering a mild tear in his left Achilles heel. De Ocampo sat out the entire Philippine Cup following a calf injury he sustained during last year's finals of the Governors Cup, where the Bolts lost in a best-of-seven championship series opposite the Ginebra Gin Kings. "He (Ranidel) recovered from the old one but injured something else," said Black. "Reynel Hugnatan and KG Canaleta would fill in the gaps and Cliff Ho...Keep on reading: Injured Ranidel out 3 weeks.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 17th, 2018Related News

ABL: Justin Brownlee is getting more Pinoy by the day

By Paul Lintag/abs-cbn.com – Justin Brownlee has transformed himself into a cult hero in the Philippines. After leading Brgy. Ginebra to two PBA championships, one following a dramatic championship-clinching buzzer beater, it would be a surprise if Brownlee is still not a cult hero in the Philippines. Everywhere he goes, Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsApr 16th, 2018Related News

A fun time was had by all

By Susan Claire Agbayani Concert Under the Glow of the Satellite featuring andwich April 13 Metrotent, Metrowalk Commercial Complex, Meralco Ave., Pasig City ANDWICH — the band — may have entered a bit late into what is perhaps the second golden age in the music scene, but that’s fine, as it may have worked to the […] The post A fun time was had by all appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceApr 16th, 2018Related News

Kobe joins Ricci, rest of '23for23 pool for Gilas practice

Kobe Paras is not wasting any time. Arriving in the country at six in the morning, Kobe joined Gilas Pilipinas in practice at 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Meralco Gym. Paras, part of the #23for23 team, will join the national team as they prepare for the 2018 Filoil Flying V preseason joust. Joining Kobe in practice are Ricci Rivero, CJ Perez, Abu Tratter, Vince Tolentino, Javee Mocon, Jeo Ambohot, Arvin Tolentino, Prince Rivero, Juan Gomez de Liano, Will Gozum, and Kenneth Tuffin. J-jay Alejandro didn't participate as he deals with an injury. Gilas Pilipinas, with Kobe anc co., will debut in the Filoil tournament on Saturday against Ateneo De Manila, the reigning UAAP Champions.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 16th, 2018Related News

Meralco Q1 power sales rise 7% on strong economic growth

MANILA Electric Co. (Meralco) estimates that electricity sales increased by around 7% in the first quarter as its consumer segments recorded growth during the period, the head of the distribution utility said. “In terms of sales, [growth was] maybe . . . around 7% higher [year on year],” Oscar S. Reyes, Meralco president and chief […] The post Meralco Q1 power sales rise 7% on strong economic growth appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsApr 16th, 2018Related News

Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings upbeat minus Greg Slaughter, tap ex- Cavalier

Barangay Ginebra will wait awhile for Justin Brownlee and will still be without Greg Slaughter for a good part of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup elimination round but coach Tim Cone remains upbeat of their chances with fill-in import Shane Edwards......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsApr 16th, 2018Related News

PNB, RCBC in finals

Games today: (Meralco gym) 4:30 p.m. -- YIGH Metro Stars vs. Citibank 6 p.m.-- PNB Savings Bank vs. RCBC Savings Bank IT will be Philippine National Bank (PNB) versus Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) in the finals of the 2018 Hoops Nation Manila-Philippine Bankers League basketball championship at the Meralco….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsApr 14th, 2018Related News

Meralco, coal companies pushing high-cost, dirty electricity this summer

Higher consumer demand for power during the summer is now being utilized by Meralco and its affiliate coal generation companies to push for the approval of their power supply agreements sourced from coal......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsApr 14th, 2018Related News

Import Shane Edwards rescues Ginebra in tune-up win over TNT

Edwards blows past Tyler for the go-ahead dunk, 99-98, with 27.5 ticks left. Ginebra crowd here at Upper Deck erupts. #PBA pic.twitter.com/5OdqCGRFos --- MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) April 14, 2018 Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone was in a frown, his lips were curled and shook his head repeatedly for the most part of the Gin Kings' tune-up game against TNT on Saturday. Cone, however, still had a reason to smile about. The Kings played catchup nearly the entire second half before outplaying the KaTropa down the stretch to win, 100-98, before a packed crowd at Upper Deck gym. Shane Edwards, who is filling in for Justin Brownlee, scored five of Ginebra's last six points inside the f...Keep on reading: Import Shane Edwards rescues Ginebra in tune-up win over TNT.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 14th, 2018Related News

Slaughter out for another month due to severe ankle sprain

Barangay Ginebra is expected to miss Greg Slaughter for a longer period of time, as per head coach Tim Cone. Slaughter, who is nursing a sprained ankle, had already missed the Kings' campaign in the Philippine Cup playoffs and Cone said the 7-foot center is going to be out for at least another month. "I guess the secret's out that Greg's gonna be out for another four or five weeks, at least, so he's gonna miss, I say, at least half of the eliminations," Cone said after Ginebra edged TNT, 100-98, in a tune-up game Saturday at Upper Deck gym. READ:Helpless Slaughter trying to shake off frustration as he completes recovery During the team's jersey launch three weeks ago, Sla...Keep on reading: Slaughter out for another month due to severe ankle sprain.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 14th, 2018Related News

Legends suit up for PBA charity games

A doubleheader, pitting the old stars of Barangay Ginebra versus Purefoods and San Miguel Beer against Alaska Milk, is being worked out as a fund-raising projec supported by PBA commissioner Willie Marcial......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsApr 13th, 2018Related News

Ginebra-Purefoods, SMB-Alaska reunion games eyed

A classic double-header pitting the old stars of Barangay Ginebra versus Purefoods and San Miguel Beer against Alaska Milk is virtually a done deal......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsApr 13th, 2018Related News

DoE orders Meralco to explain why Isla Verde remains unserved

THE Department of Energy (DoE) has asked the country’s biggest electricity distribution utility, Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), why an island under its franchise area remains without power to this date, an official of the agency said. Energy Undersecretary Felix Wiliam B. Fuentebella said DoE Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi had written Oscar S. Reyes, Meralco president […] The post DoE orders Meralco to explain why Isla Verde remains unserved appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceApr 11th, 2018Related News