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UAAP Season 81: Lady Tams not taking Lady Bulldogs lightly

Last year’s runner-up Far Eastern University easily has the advantage in terms of experience against a very young and rebuilding National University team. But the Lady Tamaraws are still wary of the Lady Bulldogs’ bite when they meet on Saturday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament. “Wala ‘yan sa mindset namin. Same approach pa rin ang gagawin namin,” said FEU veteran Celine Domingo, who will lead the Lady Tams in their 4:00 p.m. clash with the Lady Bulldogs. “Hindi naman porke’t puro rookies ang NU bababa na namin ang level ng game namin. Siyempre respect na rin ‘yun and siyempre bilog ang bola maraming pwedeng mangyari,” added last year’s Best Blocker award winner. The match will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. Domingo is expected to step up her game as well as other veterans Jerrili Malabanan, Heather Guino-o, Jeanette Villareal and setter Kyle Negrito after the exit of Bernadeth Pons and the absence of injured Chin-Chin Basas. The Lady Bulldogs, who finished fourth last year, are rebuilding their foundations after the departure of Season 80 Most Valuable Player Jaja Santiago, Aiko Urdas and libero Gayle Valdez. NU is under a different system with new head coach Norman Miguel, who replaced Babes Castillo last December. The Lady Bulldogs’ character will be tested with only a handful of veterans after playmaker Jasmine Nabor, Jorelle Singh and Roma Doromal decided to sit out the season while middle blocker Risa Sato was deemed ineligible to play (academic problems). The leadership role is now at the hands of remaining veterans Audrey Paran, Roselyn Doria and Joni Chavez Rookies Princess Robles, Ivy Lacsina, setter Joyme Cagande and libero Jennifer Nierva, who are all part of NU’s four-peat girls volleyball team, will get their baptism of fire.   ---      Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 15th, 2019Related News

Apple eyes starpower as it takes on Netflix, Amazon Prime in streaming wars

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Is it Hollywood time for Apple? The iPhone maker appeared set to launch its streaming television service next month, calling on celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Star Wars director J.J. Abrams to join an event at its Silicon Valley headquarters. Apple remained customarily ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2019Related News

LOOK: UAAP Season 81 volleyball line-ups

The UAAP Season 81 men's and women's volleyball tournament starts once again this Saturday, Feb. 16! Take a look at the official lineups of all eight member schools of the most popular collegiate league in the country! Adamson Soaring Falcons Alicando, Geffrey B.. Alvarez, Mark Angelo Q. Amburgo, Lenard Frans B. Bello, Royce H. Dela Cruz, Archie M.. Garcia, Marc Edsel` N. Gudoy, Jadewin Jairell C. Hernandez, Alecson S. Jimenez, Carlo B. Labang, George Jr. L. Miranda, Leo C.. Nuguid, John Philip U.. Pablico, Paolo P. Valdez, Jesus S.. Head coach: Domingo Custodio Adamson Lady Falcons  Ave, Gracelchen .. Balang, Princess Niña O.. Dacoron, Mary Joy C. Flora, Bernadette A. Genesis, Trisha Mae C.. Igao, Mary Jane P.. Infante, Hannah Nicole .. Macaslang, Krich Aesheluoz L. Perez, Lea-ann M. Permentilla, Chiara May T. Pinar, Ceasa Joria E. Ponce, Tonnie Rose F. Soyud, Christine Joy P. Yandoc, Nikka Sophia Ruth S.. Head coach: Airess Padda Ateneo Blue Eagles Aguilar, Kurt Mikhael M. Cuerva, Sebastian Enrique E. Glorioso, Gian Carlo A. Koyfman, Anthony P. Ligot, Luis Alfonzo Martin M. Llenos, Canciano C. Magadia, Lawrence Gil R. Medalla, Ron Adrian D. Morado, Jr, Ariel C. Njigha, Chumason Celestine M. Rivera, Ishmael John T. Sumanguid Iii, Manuel D. Tan, Jasper Rodney .. Trinidad, Paulo Lorenzo S. Head coach: Timothy Sto Tomas Ateneo Lady Eagles De Leon, Isabel Beatriz P. Delos Reyes, Jeycel Ann F. Furukawa, Ayumi B. Gandler, Vanessa S. Gaston, Pauline Marie Monique M. Gequillana, Kassandra Miren C. Gequillana, Candice C. Madayag, Madeleine Yrenea A. Maraguinot, Janel A. Raagas, Erika Beatriz G. Ravena, Danielle Theris C. Samonte, Julianne Marie B. Tolentino, Katrina Mae D. Wong, Ma. Deanna Izabella A. Head coach: Oliver Almadro De La Salle Spikers Anima, Billie Jean-henri G. Aquino, Ashbery John A. Bacon, Geraint Bell P. Balanong, Gibson P. De Jesus, Gian Edrei P. Delos Reyes, John David A. Dumago, Cris Bernard B. Inocentes, John David S. Llige, Rian Ozzie R. Macaspac, Rafael P. Marco, Wayne Ferdi O. Reyes, Keiffer Arvex P. Serrano, Angel Paul C. Sumalinog, John Raphael N. Head coach: Arnold Laniog De La Salle Lady Spikers Alba, Marionne Angelique A. Cheng, Desiree Wynea T. Clemente, Maria Lourdes Cobb, Michelle Monique L. Dela Cruz, Jolina V. Hatulan, Ynna Nicole Angela F. Instrella, Rovena Andrea G. Ipac, Norielle O. Luna, May M. Nomil, Ferlyn S. Ogunsanya, Aduke Christine P. Saga, Carmel June V. Santos, Erika Mae T. Tiamzon, Ernestine Grace P. Head coach: Ramil de Jesus FEU Tamaraws Barrica, Jeremiah G. Bugaoan, John Paul M. Calado, Mark Frederick C. De Asis, Reco B. Fernandez, Clark M. Garcia, Jude U. Lorenzo, Vince Patrick P. Padon, Sean Victor U. Paler, Redijohn M. Quiel, Peter John B. Salabsab, John Paul D. Silang, Kris Cian S. Solis, Richard E. Suarez, Owen Jaime L. Head coach: Rey Diaz FEU Lady Tamaraws Agudo, Ivana Marie C. Bautista, Angelica T. Carandang, Czarina Grace Dc. Cayuna, Maria Angelica P. Domingo, Celine Elaiza B. Duremdes, Ria Beatriz Glenell J. Ebon, Lycha C. Guino-o, Heather Anne L. Hernandez, Carlota M. Malabanan, Jerrili P. Mora, Mary Martha Louise B. Negrito, Kyle Angela P. Ronquillo, France Elize B. Villareal, Jeanette Virginia P. Head coach: George Pascua NU Bulldogs Almendras, Angelo Nicolas H. Ancheta, Jann Paulo G. Bagunas, Bryan B.. Daymil, Berhashidin H. Gampong, Madzlan A.. Maclang, Marco Ely A. Malabunga, Kim N. Marcos, Ricky A. Mondero, Banjo O.. Natividad, James Martin I. Ponti, Krisvan D. Retamar, Ave Joshua S. Saura, Francis Phillip C. Head coach: Dante Alinsunurin NU Lady Bulldogs Cagande, Joyme G. Chavez, Joni Anne Kamille F. Cloza, Elaine D. Doria, Roselyn B. Lacsina, Ivy Keith L. Landicho, Mary Antonette C.. Luceño, Gelina Mae P. Nierva, Jennifer D. Orillaneda, Mary Klymince D. Paran, Audrey Kathryn S. Robles, Princess Anne N. Head coach: Norman Miguel UE Red Warriors Abalon, Al-jhon .. Adriano, Kim .. Alba, Angelu Noel A. Bonoan, Bryan Ross D. Cacayan, Mori B. Ernacio Jr, Danilo F. Imperial, Adrian Rafael C. Imperial, Ralph Ryan C. Inoferio, Clifford S.. Josafat, Lloyd C. Medina, John Lester A. Ortega, Geric Rodmar T.. Reyes, Jose Mari C. Solis, Aldwin D. Head coach: Turing Victorio IV UE Lady Red Warriors Abil, Judith O. Alcayde, Jasmine Gayle J. Arado, Kathleen Faith P. Babol, Jasckin May R. Baliton, Roselle P. Bendong, Laizah Ann P. Clavano, Lhara Maye M.. Gabarda, Mariella R. Manabat, Mialyn G. Mendrez, Mary Anne B. Olarve, Zilfa Geline M. Rodriguez, Seth Marione P. Santos, Remcel Joyce M. Sta Maria, Jana Katrina S. Head coach: Rod Roque UP Fighting Maroons Baldelovar, Jarahmeel A. Castillo, John Mark Joshua D. Consuelo, Nicolo Brylle A. Enteria, Bryan Christian C.. Evaristo, Julian Miguel T.. Fortes, Joshua Emmanuel V. Ijiran, Ruskin Joss V. Ilao, John Stephen V. Madrigalejos, John Carlo P. Millete, John Mark T. Nasol, John Miguel B. San Pascual, Gian Kyle S. San Pedro, Jerry Earl Jr P. Yan, Martin David A. Head coach: Hans Chuacuco UP Lady Fighting Maroons Altomea, Remelyn P.. Bautista, Mary Mirgie B.. Bernardo, Lorie Lyn F. Buitre, Marian Alisa L. Carlos, Diana Mae M. Dorog, Justine M. Estranero, Ma. Arielle L. Gannaban, Aieshalaine R. Layug, Maristela Genn G. Molde, Maria Lina Isabel M. Ramos, Jessma Clarice E. Rosier, Roselyn M.. Sandoval, Caryl D. Sotomil, Marianne B.. Head coach: Godfrey Okumu UST Tiger Spikers Buro, Juren Jireh M. Carodan, Tyrone Jan L. Casillan, Aldous Darcy M. Corda, Hernel Gem L. Del Rosario, Josh Robert G. Medina, Manuel Andrei M. Mendiolla, Jelex Jay V. Requinton, Jaron -. Sawal, Lester Kim V. Sumagaysay, Jayvee G. Tajanlangit, Timothy James C. Tajanlangit, Jerald David C. Umandal, Joshua A. Valenzuela, Vyxen Vaughn P. Head coach: Arturo 'Odjie' Mamon UST Golden Tigresses Bicar , Alina Joyce R. Alessandrini, Milena L. Balcorta, Janinie Kyla O. Delerio, Janel O. Galanza, Maria Fe C. Galdones, Kecelyn -. Jimenez, Ysabel Jamie M. Laure, Ejiya C. Pacres, Mary Dominique P. Rivera, Rica Jane B. Roldan, Rachelle M. Rondina, Cherry Ann Q. Tuazon, Donna May R. Viray, Caitlin N. Head coach: Emilio 'Kung Fu' Reyes, Jr.    Action starts on Saturday, Feb. 16 on ABS-CBN S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, LIGA HD, sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/uaap, and iWant. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 14th, 2019Related News

Inside Syzygy, one of the biggest EDM festivals in the Philippines

Syzygy Musical Festival held over the weekend was one giant electronic dance party in Manila. The crowd enjoyed the performances of Dimitri Vegas with Like Mike, Chad Umali, Borhuh x MRKIII, Everyday People, Jennifer Lee, Callum David, Ron Poe, Marc Marasigan x Victor Pring, and Jason Dewey x Marga on the mic. Besides the musical […] The post Inside Syzygy, one of the biggest EDM festivals in the Philippines appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopFeb 13th, 2019Related News

Ginagawa ko po siyang motivation – Lacsina on Ate Jaja

Rookie Ivy Lacsina has big shoes to fill for National University. Expectations are high from the young middle blocker especially that she’s being groomed to fill the void left by last year’s Most Valuable Player Jaja Santiago. Lacsina knows the weight of her responsibility come the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament and the unavoidable comparison between her and the 6-foot-5 former Queen Bulldog. She welcomes it as an inspiration to perform well for the young and rebuilding NU squad.   “Hindi ko po siya tini-take na karibal kasi siyempre si ate Jaja po ‘yun, ang daming uma-idol po dun. Isa na po ako doon. Siguro ginagawa ko po siyang motivation,” said the 6-foot-1 Lacsina, a key player in NU’s four-peat in girls volleyball. “Alam ko po dito nag-start si Ate Jaja, kaya ginagawa ko po siyang motivation para marating ko din po kung ano ang nararating niya.” Aside from being her inspiration, Lacsina reveals that it was Santiago, who is currently playing as an import in the prestigious Japan V. Premier League, who convinced her to stay in NU. “Nagkausap po kami ni Ate Jaja noong nandito pa po siya sa Philippines noong nag-iisip pa ako between NU and UP po,” Lacsina said. “Sinasabi niya na parang dilemma ang nangyari kasi parehong good (schools) pero isipin ko raw po kung saan po ang mas best. Yun ang sinasabi niya and naisip ko po na sa NU. Dito ko po nakikita ang sarili ko and yung system na gusto ko.” “Sobrang nahirapan din po ako pero at the end of the day naman, parang naisip ko rin na nandito talaga ang heart ko sa NU,” added Lacsina, who climbed in the collegiate ranks together with high school teammates Joyme Cagande, Princes Robles and Jennifer Nierva. “Dito ko rin nakilala ang sarili ko at dito ko rin nakita ang totoong team.” The departure of Santiago, who has exhausted all of her five playing years, left a huge hole in the Lady Bulldogs' offense as well as on defense with her intimidating presence at the net. NU lost in Santiago a player who normed 20 points per game last year with an impressive 41.76% attacking accuracy. It didn’t help that NU also lacked the veteran presence of Jasmine Nabor, Jorelle Singh, Roma Doromal and middle blocker Risa Sato, who will sit out the season. “This year po para po sa akin kasi sobrang laking pressure po talaga sa akin lalo na po na rookie pa lang po ako kasi parang ako na yung inaanuhan ng mga coaches na, ‘ganito, dapat alam mo na yung dapat mong gawin kasi isa ka sa inaasahan ng team,’” said Lacsina. “Para po sa akin sobrang laki po ng kawalan ni Ate Jaja po sa amin lalo na po ‘yung ibang seniors na di makakalaro sa amin. Si Ate Risa po sobrang laking kawalan sa gitna namin,” she added. “So this season po siguro ie-enjoy na lang namin siya. Lalaro kami hanggang sa makakaya namin. Alam naman naman namin na kaya namin saka naniniwala po ako sa team namin, sa coaches namin na kakayanin namin this season.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

Michelle Obama delights Grammy crowd with girl power message

LOS ANGELES: Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance on the Grammys stage Sunday to deliver a message of women’s empowerment alongside superstars Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, host Alicia Keys and…READ The post Michelle Obama delights Grammy crowd with girl power message appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsFeb 11th, 2019Related News

Updates on the Bangsamoro plebiscite | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: After violence, Bangsamoro voter turnout surprises Comelec Last 4 years hottest on record, U.N. confirms Jennifer Lawrence engaged to art gallerist boyfriend – Rappler.com {module 3998}.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 7th, 2019Related News

Jennifer Lawrence engaged to art dealer BF Cooke Maroney—reports

Jennifer Lawrence is now engaged to boyfriend Cooke Maroney, US publications reported today, Feb. 6. A representative for the actress is said to have confirmed this to People magazine. Lawrence, 28, was seen wearing a "massive ring" while out in New York over the weekend with Maroney, Page Six reported. They appeared to be in a celebratory mood while dining at French restaurant Raoul's. Maroney, 34, is an art director at New York's Gladstone Gallery. Rumors that he and the Oscar winner were dating began in June; the couple reportedly met through the actress' friend Laura Simpson. Though both are low-key, especially on social media, Lawrence and Maroney have been seen out in pub...Keep on reading: Jennifer Lawrence engaged to art dealer BF Cooke Maroney—reports.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 6th, 2019Related News

OPENING THIS WEEK

  Alita: Battle Angel Directed by Robert Rodriguez; stars Rosa Salazar, Ed Skrein, Jennifer Connelly, Christoph Waltz An amnesiac cyborg awakens and learns to navigate life in a treacherous city. Vinnie Mancuso of Collider gushes, "The detail put into 'Alita: Battle Angel's' world-building is a feast for the eyes," while Stephen Dalton of the Hollywood Reporter opines that the plot eventually "becomes bogged down in clunky exposition and action-heavy carnage."     Elise Directed by Joel Ferrer, stars Janine Gutierrez, Enchong Dee, Miko Raval, Laura Lehmann Inspired by real events, the film follows the bond between childhood friends who pa...Keep on reading: OPENING THIS WEEK.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 5th, 2019Related News

Hackneyed ‘Second Act’ benefits from JLo’s magnetic presence

  Love doesn't cost a thing in the Jennifer Lopez starrer "Second Act"---unfortunately, ambition does.   The singer-actress' age-defying charm outweighs her film's logic-thwarting excesses, and that isn't always a bad thing in the Peter Segal-helmed, female-empowered "dramedy."   The movie follows Maya (JLo), a 40-year-old woman who, despite not having finished college, is great at managing the operations of the big box store she has thrived in for 15 years.   But her career's upward trajectory encounters a stumbling block when a less competent colleague with a college degree gets the promotion she thought was hers for the taking.   ...Keep on reading: Hackneyed ‘Second Act’ benefits from JLo’s magnetic presence.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 1st, 2019Related News

Dilemma of Having a R. Kelly-Penned Hit: Sing It or Sink It?

NEW YORK (AP) --- For Grammy-nominated singer Joe, singing the hit song R. Kelly wrote and produced for him is out of the question. "I've stopped performing the song," he said in a statement to The Associated Press, referring to "More & More," a Top 20 R&B song released in 2003. "No music or intellectual property is worth being inconsiderate to the feelings or pain of others," 45-year-old Joe continued. In the wake of multiple sexual abuse allegations against R. Kelly --- which intensified this month with the release of the Lifetime documentary series "Surviving R. Kelly" --- some performers are denouncing songs the R&B hitmaker created for them. Jennifer Hudson o...Keep on reading: Dilemma of Having a R. Kelly-Penned Hit: Sing It or Sink It?.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 1st, 2019Related News

Farmer activist shot dead in Zamboanga del Norte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines --- A member of a farmers' group affiliated with the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) was shot dead in San Roque village, Rizal town, in Zamboanga del Norte, a human rights group said Tuesday.   Jennifer Aguhob, spokesperson of Karapatan in Western Mindanao, identified the victim as Sergio Atay, of Barangay Upper Dioyo, Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Occidental.   The 35-year-old activist was a member of a local peasant group Magbabaul, an affiliate of KMP.   Aguhob said Atay's body was found on January 29, Tuesday at about 8:30 a.m.   "His was found riddled with 5 bullets, all in the head. Medico-legal investigation s...Keep on reading: Farmer activist shot dead in Zamboanga del Norte.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 30th, 2019Related News

Actresses welcome on-set culture changes in MeToo era

PASADENA, Calif. --- Lorraine Toussaint welcomes the idea of intimacy coaches on television and film sets, even if the actress wasn't quite sure what the job entails. Informed that such coaches help stage scenes involving sex that are respectful to the actors, the 58-year-old star of NBC's upcoming series "The Village" told a TV critics meeting on Tuesday that she was forced to be her own advocate when no one else was around. "I've been a bit of a Nazi about making sure that it's a closed set and that includes even sound," Toussaint said. "It is highly choreographed. It is highly rehearsed. And then everyone has to go away." Toussaint joined Jennifer Carpenter of new ser...Keep on reading: Actresses welcome on-set culture changes in MeToo era.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 30th, 2019Related News

Novak, Naomi, other things we learned at Australian Open

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The way things went at the Australian Open didn't exactly teach the world that Novak Djokovic is the best there is in men's tennis right now. Certainly confirmed it, though. And while those within the game knew all about Naomi Osaka, she made sure her talent is more obvious to more people. Djokovic, a 31-year-old already ranked No. 1, now has won the past three men's Grand Slam titles. Osaka, who earned her debut at No. 1 at age 21, has won the last two women's trophies at majors. When it's time for the next Grand Slam tournament — the French Open, four months from now — all eyes should be on them. "Obviously, it's just the beginning of the season. I know there's a lot of tournaments to play before Roland Garros, so I have plenty of time to build my form slowly," Djokovic said. "I have to work on my game, my clay-court game, a bit more." After his impressive 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Rafael Nadal in the final at Melbourne Park on Sunday, Djokovic can pursue a fourth consecutive major championship, something he already accomplished from 2015-16. But the possibility also exists for him to aim for a calendar-year Grand Slam, something last done 50 years ago by Rod Laver. It's the kind of thing that could get everyone talking about tennis. As for Osaka — a 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4 winner over Petra Kvitova in Saturday's final — what makes her sudden surge to the top particularly noteworthy is that it comes right after a period of apparent depth but no dominance. Until this Australian Open, eight women had divided the previous eight major titles. Not since Serena Williams took four in a row from 2014-15 had one woman won consecutive Slam tournaments. And you have to go all the way back to Jennifer Capriati in 2001 to find a woman who won her first major championship and followed it up at the very next Slam with a second title. "I always hear stories that the best players win matches even when they're not playing their best. And I've always wondered how they did that," Osaka said. "So I feel like this tournament, for me, was that." Djokovic is at the height of his powers. Osaka is only getting better. Who will challenge them? Here is what else we learned at the 2019 Australian Open: SERENA AND ROGER Serena Williams and Roger Federer are both 37. No one has won more Grand Slam singles titles in the professional era than Williams' 23. No man in history has won more than Federer's 20. Williams owns seven Australian Open trophies, Federer six. But she lost in the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park this time, and he exited in the fourth round. Maybe age is catching up to them. Maybe not. The idea that either is done contending for big titles seems far-fetched, though. One key thing moving forward: Federer is planning to play the European clay-court circuit and at Roland Garros for the first time since 2015. HEALTHY NADAL Nadal was not up to slowing down Djokovic, but he otherwise sure looked terrific — and, most importantly, healthy. There's little doubt who the favorite will be on the clay courts in France. "The positive things that happened these couple of weeks make us very optimistic regarding his future and his level," said Nadal's coach, Carlos Moya. "We know there is room to keep improving and we are going to be working on that a lot." UP-AND-COMING If there are those who fret about what will happen when the players who ruled tennis for the past 15 years or so move on, there were several new faces who made statements in Australia. Stefanos Tsitstipas, a 20-year-old from Greece, upset Federer on the way to the semifinals. Lucas Pouille, a 24-year-old from France, arrived with a 0-5 record at Melbourne but was guided to his first major semifinal by coach Amelie Mauresmo. American Frances Tiafoe, a son of immigrants from Sierra Leone who turned 21 during the tournament, pulled off a couple of upsets on the way to the quarterfinals. Danielle Collins, a 25-year-old from Florida, beat three-time major champion Angelique Kerber and made her semifinal debut. Amanda Anisimova, a 17-year-old from New Jersey, showed she has a bright future......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 27th, 2019Related News

Town cancels bullfight festival amid ‘protests’

By: Jennifer P. Rendon, Emme Rose Santiagudo and Gail Momblan THE local government of San Joaquin in Iloilo province called off the traditional bullfight festival amid protests from so-called animal welfare advocates. Mayor Ninfa Garin of San Joaquin confirmed the cancellation early evening of January 18, a day before the scheduled Pasungay Festival. In a statement, […] The post Town cancels bullfight festival amid ‘protests’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJan 20th, 2019Related News

Drilon endorses 8 opposition Senate bets in Iloilo visit

By: Jennifer P. Rendon and Emme Rose Santiagudo SENATE Minority Leader Franklin Drilon endorsed eight opposition senatorial candidates in his hometown Iloilo. Drilon made the endorsement in a press conference at Hotel del Rio in Iloilo City right after he stood as guest of honor in the formal turn-over of Sunburst Park to the Iloilo City […] The post Drilon endorses 8 opposition Senate bets in Iloilo visit appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJan 14th, 2019Related News

UAAP Season 81: NU willing to be patient this time

National University’s management has learned the hard way that it takes years to mold and develop a women’s volleyball team that would yield the results they wanted. The Lady Bulldogs for the past six years gambled with coaching changes that saw the squad play under five different mentors. Yet the outcome were the same: NU season after season came away empty-handed in the UAAP.     When NU approached Norman Miguel and laid out a long-term program, the Lady Bulldogs seemed to be looking at the right direction this time. “Well, actually, when the sports director approached me, nu’ng in-explain niya sa akin ‘yung parang long-term program doon parang medyo na-open ‘yung mind ko na it’s very challenging pero why not accept it,” said Miguel, who was took the reins after former coach Babes Castillo parted ways with NU. Castillo handled the Lady Bulldogs last year as a replacement for Roger Gorayeb, who was with the team for two seasons and a half. Under Castillo, NU made a strong run in the first round of UAAP Season 80 after winning six of their first seven games in 6-foot-5 star Jaja Santiago’s swan song. But their campaign turned sour as the squad managed to win only one game in the second round to land at no. 4 seed in the Final Four and eventually bowed down to grand slam champion De La Salle University.    Overall, NU saw its women’s team switch hands from one coach to another. Francis Vicente steered the Lady Bulldogs to a Final Four stint in Season 75 but received the boot the following year and was replaced by Edjet Mabbayad, whose short stint will be always be remembered as Ateneo de Manila University’s second to the last step before claiming its breakthrough title in Season 76. Dong Dela Cruz took over Mabbayad’s position in Season 77 but was replaced by Gorayeb halfway into the season. Gorayeb left the Lady Bulldogs after NU failed to reach the semis for two straight years. “Alam naman nating lahat na ‘yung NU women’s parang looking forward to you know bag a title sa UAAP kasi hanggang ngayon medyo wala pa talaga,” said Miguel, who handled DLSU’s men’s team last season. “So parang ‘yun yung pumasok sa mind ko na malaking challenge siya pero masarap trabahuhin di ba?” he added. However, Miguel will have a young roster to work with. Rookies Princess Robles, Joyme Cagande, Ivy Lacsina and Jennifer Nierva show a lot of promise. Holdovers Roselyn Doria, Risa Sato and Audrey Paran will return while Rica Diolan is back in the fold after skipping two seasons. Miguel said that the NU management set a realistic goal this season, just one step at a time.     “Naniwala ako doon sa gusto nilang mangyari not this year, probably next year or at the third year parang ganun na kailangan na meron nang mangyari (championship),” he said. There’s no short cut to success and NU this time is willing to take a long drive to the promised land.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 13th, 2019Related News

Tribal leader seeks help for displaced Mamanwa families in Samar

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines – A tribal leader is asking for help for families of the Mamanwa tribe displaced by heavy flooding due to continuous rains in Samar. Mamanwa tribe leader Jennifer Cabadongga told Rappler in a phone interview on Saturday, December 29, that 24 families of their tribe ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 29th, 2018Related News

GARINS GIVE UP GUNS PNP: to check on family’s security agencies, too

By: Jennifer P. Rendon and Francis Allan L. Angelo ILOILO first district Rep. Oscar “Richard” Garin, Jr. and Mayor Oscar Garin Sr. of Guimbal, Iloilo surrendered their firearms to the PNP on Dec 28, 2018. The Garins made the move after PNP Director General Oscar Albayalde ordered on Dec 27 the cancellation of all Permits to Carry […] The post GARINS GIVE UP GUNS PNP: to check on family’s security agencies, too appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsDec 28th, 2018Related News

Duterte orders filing of cases vs lawmaker, father for mauling cop

By: Jennifer P. Rendon and Francis Allan L. Angelo PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año to file charges against Iloilo 1st district Rep. Richard Garin and his father, Mayor Oscar Garin of Guimbal, Iloilo for allegedly mauling a police officer. In an interview after visiting […] The post Duterte orders filing of cases vs lawmaker, father for mauling cop appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsDec 27th, 2018Related News