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BVR: UAAP champs test mettle in Manila Open

Defending UAAP champions James Natividad and Bryan Bagunas of National University get a chance to gauge their level of play heading into the collegiate season as they vie for the crown in the Beach Volleyball Republic on Tour Manila Open happening this weekend. The Bulldogs and 15 other men’s squads together with 16 women’s entries converge at the Sands SM by the Bay for three days of beach volleyball action starting Friday where a total purse of P60,000 will be at stake. Bagunas and Natividad ruled the UAAP men’s beach volleyball tournament last year at the expense of University of Sto. Tomas and their participation will serve as their final prep up for their UAAP title defense next month. The 16 teams will be divided into four groups that will play in a single round robin format, the top two winners of each pool will advance in the knockout quarterfinals. Playing in the men’s field are James Buytrago and Pol Salvador (NU 2), Ranran Abdilla and Jessie Lopez (Air Force), Krung Arbasto and Jaron Requinton (UST 1), Ian Lee and Rangel Vergara (UST 2), Jeriel Aperal and AJ Pareja, KR De Guzman and Efraim Dimaculangan, Pemie Bagalay and Greg Utupo, Jude Garcia and Richard Solis (FEU), Joshua Barrica and Joel Villonson (Army), Jayson Ramos and Henry Pecana (PLDT), Clifford Inoferio Alven Ajas (UE), Russel Garcia and Reiven Velera, Jayjay Solamillo and Gilbert Balmores (Perpetual), EJ Ramos and Edmar Bonono (Cignal) and Kenneth Revilla and Judith Calio (RTU). BVR founders Dzi Gervacio and Bea Tan lead the women’s field with reigning UAAP back-to-back champion Sisi Rondina and new partner Belove Barbo, Klymince Orilleneda and Antonette Landicho of NU, MJ Ebro and Glen Eslapor (UST 2), Ivana Agudo and Marianne Calinawan (FEU 1), Sheena Gallentes and Jamaica Pascua (FEU 2) and Perpetual’s Princess Estanislao and Janine Padue. Rounding up the women’s field are Manalo and Ritual for UE, Ariane Daguil and Melanie Torres for CSB, Coyah Abanto and Jen Manzano for Air Force, Jessma Ramos and Justine Dorog for UP, Abi Goc and Mikee Osorio for UP 2, Macie Candido and Jona De Lima for RTU, Joy Doromal and Jasmine Nabor for Kempal, Hannah Infante and Gracelchen Ave for Adamson and Ponggay Gaston and Jules Samonte for Ateneo.     ---               Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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

Six nabbed for playing tong-its

By: Gail T. Momblan SIX PERSONS were arrested at District III in Sibalom, Antique, late afternoon of August 6, 2018 for alleged illegal gambling. Police identified the suspects as Elvis Aquino, 50, and Jessie Granatos, 60, both of District III; Norberto Efundo, 61, of Barangay Pis-anan; Jose Sancha, 80, of Barangay Tigbalua 1; Tony Torrecillo, […] The post Six nabbed for playing tong-its appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsAug 7th, 2018Related News

Jean Garcia cast in anti-drug film with Hollywood actor Stephen Baldwin, Mocha Uson

Actress Jean Garcia recently took to her Instagram page to share to her fans some good news. Garcia was filled with excitement when she wrote last July 27 that she is going to be a part of the film "Kaibigan" which stars Hollywood actor Stephen Baldwin. Baldwin is the brother of Alec Baldwin and the father of model Hailey Baldwin, who is the fiance of Justin Bieber. Cesar Montano, Alvin Anson, Presidential Communications Operations Office assistant secretary Mocha Uson, and musical duo and twins Jessie and Christian Perkins are also starring in the film. "Kaibigan" will be produced by Tess and Tarny Perkins, the twins' parents. "Ayieee, I'm sooo kilig dahil nabigyan po ako ng P...Keep on reading: Jean Garcia cast in anti-drug film with Hollywood actor Stephen Baldwin, Mocha Uson.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 30th, 2018Related News

FOR USING GOV’T FUNDS IN POLLS: 25 village chiefs face probe

BACOLOD City – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) ordered the preliminary investigation on 25 village chiefs here accused of using government resources in the May 2018 elections. In a memorandum, Comelec-6 Regional Director Dennis Ausan ordered Negros Occ. provincial election supervisor Jessie Suarez to investigate the complaints filed by Emmanuel Rectra, Salvacion Penuela, Rogelio Ermeo […] The post FOR USING GOV’T FUNDS IN POLLS: 25 village chiefs face probe appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2018Related News

Dingle mayor cites family, health issues for resignation

MAYOR Jessie Alecto of Dingle, Iloilo cited health issues as one of the reasons for his resignation. Alecto resigned on July 1, 2018 as stated in his letter to Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr., which the latter received on July 4. In a phone interview, Alecto said his children, who are based in the USA, have […] The post Dingle mayor cites family, health issues for resignation appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJul 6th, 2018Related News

WATCH: Yeng Constantino and friends prank TNV driver in Hawaii

Yeng Constantino took to her YouTube account last July 2 to share a vlog about a funny chance encounter she and fellow Cornerstone artists KZ Tandingan, Moira dela Torre, Erik Santos and Daryl Ong experienced while recently in Hawaii. Her vlog began with her waking up in her hotel room and telling her viewers that she and her fellow artist friends would be meeting up in the lobby to go to a Japanese restaurant. The five were in Hawaii that time for the Honolulu show of ASAP, where they were slated to appear. The group of friends soon met up and, after a few minutes of waiting, finally got inside their Uber car to go to the restaurant. This was when they realized they had a fellow Fil...Keep on reading: WATCH: Yeng Constantino and friends prank TNV driver in Hawaii.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 5th, 2018Related News

Media Workers Killed in Two Separate Shootings

CMFR/ PHILIPPINES - Two media workers were killed on 23 June 2018 in two cities in separate incidents.Jessie Cano, a resident of Brgy. Cadayonan in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, was gunned dow.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJul 2nd, 2018Related News

‘Malicious imputation’

Paul's alarm “THERE they go again.” I am referring, dear readers, to two incidents last week, the killing of Mr. Jessie Cano in Marawi City and that of Mr. Manuel Lacsamana in Cabanatuan City, both incidents, according to news reports, happening separately last June 23. Even as we join the….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJun 29th, 2018Related News

Drinking the Pope’s wine

POPE FRANCIS is a popular Pope, and while he answers ostensibly to God, he is like a normal celebrity: he has pictures taken with other famous people, people pay attention to what he wears, and he has to deal with some of the intricacies that other celebrities face. When he visited the Philippines in January of 2015, crowds swelled to the thousands to greet him. Like most celebrities too, what wine he consumes is of some interest, and on June 12, guests at Chef Jessie’s in Rockwell were treated to glasses of the very same wine that Pope Francis drank during his visit. The post Drinking the Pope’s wine appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJun 20th, 2018Related News

No price tag for Jessie J s absorbing musical confessional

Jessie J's four-part latest album 'R.O.S.E.' It's hard to resist Jessie J's chartbusting singles, from the spunky 'Domino' and the anthemic 'Flashlight,'.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJun 12th, 2018Related News

Revellers smother Skippers

Jessie Collado and Christopher Bitoon combined in a pivotal fourth quarter surge as Che’Lu Bar and Grill thumped Marinerong Pilipino, 88-71, to bounce back in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig yesterday......»»

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

Boxing: Albert Pagara back to form, sets sights on world champion Dogboe

Fighting in his hometown of Maasin, Southern Leyte, ALA Boxing standout ‘Prince’ Albert Pagara took one forward on his redemption tour as he demolished Laryea Gabriel Odoi to the point that the Ghanaian’s cornermen were forced to throw in the towel in the third round of their main event bout at Pinoy Pride 44: Laban sa Leyte, Saturday evening. With the win, Pagara reclaimed the WBO Intercontinental Super Bantamweight Championship, the very same title that he lost to Cesar Juarez back in 2016. The loss to Juarez remains as the only notch in Pagara’s loss column. Since then, the 24-year old Pagara has racked up four straight victories, three straight have come by KO or TKO, including Saturday’s win over Odoi. After destroying Odoi, Pagara an emotional Pagara fought back tears as he basked in the cheers of his kababayans. For Pagara, reclaiming the belt that he lost nothing short of euphoric. “Sobrang happy ako na nabalik ko yung belt ko, naging champion ulit ako ngayon.” Pagara told ABS-CBN Sports. Looking more like the ‘Prince’ Albert of old that won his first 26 bouts, Pagara says that now more relaxed and has found the optimal walking weight so that once fight time comes, he’s lighter and more agile. “Yung katawan ko, parang magaan, hindi tulad nung dating mga laban ko na parang hindi ako makasuntok at gigil ako. Ngayon, yung timbang ko, paglalaban ako, 132 pounds, ten pounds lang yung over ko para magaan yung katawan ko, para confident ako pag 132-pounds, kasi lalaban ako dati, 138 o 139, mabigat yung katawan ko, ngayon, grabe, parang ang-liksi.” After having already reclaimed the WBO Intercontinental title, would a rematch against Juarez be the next step towards complete redemption for Pagara? Not necessarily. For Pagara, another go-around with Juarez isn’t too appealing anymore. “Ayaw ko na hamunin si Juarez kasi na-knockout na siya ni [Isaac] Dogboe, gusto ko sa level na yung kakalabanin ko. Parang wala na siya. Gusto ko pa-taas na.” “Kung gusto ng ALA Promotion na rematch kay Juarez, sige okay lang sa akin kung mag-rematch kami.” Pagara added. Speaking of Isaac Dogboe, Pagara has his sights set on the current reigning WBO Super Bantamweight World Champion. The unbeaten Ghanaian knocked out Juarez to become the interim champ, and then knocked out Jessie Magdaleno just three months later to snatch the world title. Quite the target for Pagara, but he says the prospect of a bout against Dogboe is keeping him motivated. “Si Dogboe, gusto ko kalabanin, kaya focused ako ngayon sa training, focused talaga sa training, ngayon na nakamit ko na yung belt.” With teammates like Donnie Nietes, Milan Melindo, Jonas Sultan, and Arthur Villanueva all having held or challenged for world titles, Pagara says that he’s working even harder so that one day, he too can reach the level that they have. “Gusto ko maabot yung pangarap ko na maging world champion kagaya nila, kaya pursige lang talaga, disiplina sa sarili.” “Masasabi ko na nakabalik na si Albert, kasi yung style ko dati, binabalik ko na yung mga galaw ko, yung pag-laban ko dati.” Pagara added......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 10th, 2018Related News

KZ Tandingan advises aspiring artists: ‘Always be willing to learn’

KZ Tandingan gave some words of wisdom to aspiring artists who are hoping to break into the entertainment industry one day. The breakout hit of the Chinese singing competition "Singer" 2018 gave some advice and shared some reflections on her own experiences as someone who captured audiences' heart in another country. "I thought I needed to conform para tanggapin ako ng industriya na gusto ko kabilangan, pero naramdaman ko na hindi ako nagiging masaya at hindi nagsha-shine yung kung ano talaga ako as an artist," said Tandingan in an interview for the June 7 episode of evening talk show "Tonight with Boy Abunda." (I thought I needed to conform to be accepted by the industry th...Keep on reading: KZ Tandingan advises aspiring artists: ‘Always be willing to learn’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 8th, 2018Related News

Man killed in wake shooting

A 32-year-old man was killed at a relative’s funeral wake early morning of June 3, 2018, in Lambunao, Iloilo. Worse, the bullet that killed Joemarie Compliza was not really intended for him. The suspect, Richard Sanchez, 40, is the victim’s neighbor at Barangay Jayobo. Police Officer 2 Jessie Fussin, Lambunao police investigator, said that Sanchez […] The post Man killed in wake shooting appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJun 3rd, 2018Related News

KZ to release all-original album in China

KZ Tandingan In hopes of maximizing the exposure she got from her stint in the music show 'Singer 2018' in China, KZ Tandingan said she's planning to record and release a new album i.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 31st, 2018Related News

Masters champ heads Riviera tilt

Less than a week removed from his breakthrough triumph, Jessie Balasabas banners the Riviera leg of the second Philippine Golf Tour teeing off Wednesday in Silang, Cavite. The 36-year-old, who nipp.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 29th, 2018Related News

Balasabas ends title search

Jessie Balasabas, the former caddy from Zamboanga, turned back Dutchman Guido Van Der Valk in the first hole of sudden death Saturday to win the P3 million Philippine Masters at Villamor, and snap.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 27th, 2018Related News

Rondina, Pons rule the sands anew

Petron XCS dug deep into its well of experience as it clobbered Sta. Lucia Realty A, 21-8, 21-11, to clinch the the Philippine Superliga (PSL) Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup title Sunday at the Sands By the Bay in Mall of Asia. Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons displayed their deadly form early on to frustrate Jackie Estoquia and DM Demontano en route to defending their crown. Earlier, Generika-Ayala A crushed F2 Logistics 21-7, 21-14, to clinch the bronze medal of this battle. Also emerging victorious was Lemuel Arbastro and Kris Roy Guzman of Foton, who shocked erstwhile-undefeated Bryan Bagunas and James Natividad of SM By the Bay, 21-15, 21-15, to bag the gold medal in the men’s division. It was a sweet revenge for the nephew and uncle duo from University of Santo Tomas, which lost to Bagunas and Natividad of National University in the UAAP Season 80 men’s beach volleyball tournament. "It’s a big deal for me and KR after they defeated us in the UAAP,” said Arbasto. “When we heard that they will be competing, we were motivated to meet them again in the finals and, this time, to win against them.”  "In our first meeting (during the preliminary round), they defeated us in straight sets, that’s why my uncle, KR, told me that we should adjust and target their weakness, which was long balls and smart hits at the back,” added Arbasto. Philip Bagalay and Gregory Utupo of Smart, meanwhile, grabbed the bronze medal in men’s play following a 21-16, 22-20 win over Jessie Lopez and Mike Abria of Cignal. But all eyes were on the tandem of Rondina and Pons. After blowing hot and cold in their first couple of matches, the prized pair showed up with fire in its eyes as it shattered the match wide open after turning a slim 6-5 advantage into a 20-8 lead in the first set. The Lady Realtors tried to pump life into their golden hopes as they opened the second set trailing by a slim margin, 10-13, but they committed three consecutive errors while Rondina and Pons stepped on the gas to capture the championship point, 20-11. “We had a hard time because all the opponents were very competitive,” said Pons, adding that they were at their best from start to finish despite very limited time to train due to their respective UAAP commitments. “We just simply wanted to win. We wanted to beat all of our opponents and this is the result.” A down the line attack by Rondina formally gave the Blaze Spikers their back-to-back beach volleyball title. “We’re glad to survive another tough tourney,” said Rondina. “I want to say thank you to (Pons). At least our connection is still there.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 27th, 2018Related News

Balasabas slows down in final hole, settles for tie with 3 others

Jessie Balasabas lost steam in the closing hole on a scorching-hot Wednesday afternoon and dropped into a four-way tie for the lead after settling for a five-under-par 67 at the start of the Philip.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 24th, 2018Related News

PSL beach volleyball kicks off Wednesday

Reigning champion Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons of Petron XCS will be up against a tough competition when the Philippine Superliga (PSL) Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup unwraps Wednesday at Sands By the Bay in Mall of Asia. Rondina and Pons are billed as two of the best beach volley players in the country. But the road to the title will never be easy as they are up against a solid group of competitors in this prestigious summer spectacle. Rondina and Pons landed in tough Pool A together with powerhouse Cocolife-A of veterans Danika Gendrauli and Nene Bautista and last year’s runner-up Generika-Ayala-A of Fiola Ceballos and Patty Oredain. “We started training after UAAP because we’re trying to make up for the lost time,” said Pons, who joined Rondina in representing the country in the 29th Southeast Asian Beach Volleyball Championship in Singapore last year. “I believe this is going to be a competitive tourney because most of the players are now playing beach volley. We really have to be mentally and physically prepared for this.” Also seeing action are Mylene Paat and Rap-Rap Aguilar of Cignal-A; Bang Pineda and Sheeka Espinosa of Generika-Ayala-B; and Dhannylaine Demontano and Jackie Estoquia of Sta. Lucia A are in Pool B. Pool C is composed of NCAA beach volley champion Nieza and Jeziela Viray of Foton; Cherry May Vivas and Janine Navarro of Cignal-B; and Cecilia Bangad and Caitlyn Viray of Smart. In Group D are Fritz Gallenero and Mitch Morente of F2 Logistics, Marge Tejada and Alex Tan of Cocolife-B; and Jonah Sabete and Bianca Lizares of Sta. Lucia-B. “All teams are competitive,” Pons said. “That’s why we did our best to prepare hard for this tournament.” In the men’s division, Josh Ylaya and JP Pareja of Cocolife, Ian Lester Yee and Romnick Rico of UST, Kris Roy Guzman and Lemuel Arbasto of Foton and Bryan Bagunas and James Natividad of Sands By the Bay will be in Pool A. Alsali Pajiji and Milover Parcon of Navy, Philip Michael Bagalay and Gregory Utupo of Smart, Mika Abria and Jessie Lopez of Cignal and Joven Camaganakan and Joseph Tipay of Team Volleyball Manila compose Pool B. Meanwhile, PSL ambassador Aby Maraño, Jheck Dionela, Mitch del Carmen, Will Devaugn, Amanda Fernandez and Abby Poblador will also see action in the celebrity matches. Men's action starts at 8 am while women's battles are set at 2:15 pm......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 22nd, 2018Related News