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ABL: PJ Ramos shows Alab family love with new earphones

Christmas came a bit early for Alab Pilipinas. Before their 88-80 overtime win against the CLS Knights in Indonesia, new import PJ Ramos acted as Santa Claus for members of the team. The 7'3" gentle giant gave members of the squad a special present for the holiday season -- new Beats earphones. These earphones, which usually don't come cheap, are usually priced at around $200 or roughly around PHP 10,605. From team owner Charlie Dy to the ballboys of the reigning ABL champions, everyone got the surprise of the day from one giant Santa Claus.         View this post on Instagram                   MERRY CHRISTMAS FAMILY & FRIENDS 🎅🏽🤶🏼 A post shared by Peter John Ramos (@thehulkcalmasuite) on Dec 13, 2018 at 10:53pm PST Ramos' gesture is proof that things are going well for the 2-0 Alab side......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports7 hr. 28 min. ago Related News

JBLMFU steps up maritime training

By: Gail T. Momblan JOHN B. Lacson Maritime Foundation University, the pioneer institution in maritime education in Iloilo, stepped up its maritime training with the acquisition of its first training ship. M/V John B. Lacson recently arrived from at Fort San Pedro in Iloilo City from Mariveles, Bataan. JBL Maritime Vanguard Inc., an affiliate of JBLMFU, […] The post JBLMFU steps up maritime training appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: News10 hr. 15 min. ago Related News

Return of the Balangiga Bells

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte serves as a witness to the official handover of the Transfer Certificate of the Balangiga Bells from United States Deputy Chief of Mission John Law to Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana of the Philippines in a ceremony at the Balangiga… Source link: Return of the Balangiga Bells.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: 10 hr. 28 min. ago Related News

Canada says China has granted consular access to second detainee

OTTAWA — Canadian diplomats received consular access on Sunday to the second of two men detained by China over the past week, Canada’s foreign ministry said in a statement that gave few details. John McCallum, Canada’s ambassador to Beijing, met Michael Spavor, the statement said. Spavor and Michael Kovrig were both picked up after Canada arrested […] The post Canada says China has granted consular access to second detainee appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: Top13 hr. 2 min. ago Related News

Vatican turns 2 PH churches into basilicas

The Vatican has named two Philippine churches minor basilicas — the St. John the Baptist Parish Church in Badoc, Ilocos Norte and the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel in…READ The post Vatican turns 2 PH churches into basilicas appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: News15 hr. 2 min. ago Related News

PBA: Commissioner Marcial throws it back with quirky Draft announcements

People who were closely monitoring the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft might have noticed something different with the way the picks were announced. Instead of the usual style, much like in the NBA where the picks are announced by the Commissioner, picks were called upon and were announced by team representatives situated across the Robinson's Place Manila floor.  There were definitely some fun elements to the announcements, with the first instance coming from Phoenix Fuel Masters head coach Louie Alas, who picked team manager Paolo Bugia with the 12th overall selection.  Of course, that was in jest, before he picked forward Jorey Napoles, the very first draft pick from the TIP Engineers college squad. Another moment was when Columbian Dyip's representative mistakenly said CJ Calvo instead of John Paul Calvo for the 11th pick. Seen also were the sincere but funny selections made by Jason Perkins (Phoenix), Stanley Pringle and Mo Tautuaa (NorthPort), announcing to the crowd on-hand and the viewing audience in Filipino, which was comical in nature, since they said it with a twang. "Wala na kaming pipiliin. Ayaw na namin," proclaimed Tautuaa.  PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial says it was a throwback to the short-lived days of Commissioner Noli Eala, who served the league as a broadcaster prior to being the head of the first professional league in Asia. "Syempre gusto ng fans makita yung players, coaches na nagsasalita. Hindi yung commissioner—nagsalita na nga ako eh," said the amiable head of the PBA. "Tignan mo nagsasalita players, nagta-Tagalog. Players, coaches, governors. So magandang tingnan." Will the trend continue? Only time will tell.  Marcial, who served as acting commissioner and Media Bureau chief among various other positions before being named commissioner, said that this year's Rookie Draft was a resounding success in his first run as the league's head, wherein 41 out of the 47 hopefuls were called to the podium.  "Masaya, kanina kinakabahan. Biro mo di natin akalaing aabot ng 5th. Alam natin 3rd. Or second lang ata. Eh umabot ng 5th. So masayang-masaya tayo para sa draftees natin."   __     Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports19 hr. 49 min. ago Related News

Team KiefLy crushes first beach volleyball stint together in BVR

Philippine sports power couple Alyssa Valdez and Kiefer Ravena hit the sandcourts together for the first time in the celebrity match of the Beach Volleyball Republic December Open Sunday at the Sands SM by the Bay. They took home a close 23-21 victory in the one set exhibition match versus Charo Soriano and John Vic De Guzman. KiefLy wins the match, 23-21! @abscbnsports #BVRDecemberOpen pic.twitter.com/HS7al1QrCl — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) December 16, 2018 Both duos put on a fun show for the fans in attendance as they gave an impromptu dance number before the game. The match itself was also not short of entertaining moments especially when Ravena who is known for being a crafty point guard in the basketball court produced most of the points in the sands. "Nakita naman natin na si Kiefer yung player of the game talaga. Service aces, blocks, and mga spikes," quipped former Ateneo beach volleyball player Valdez. This is Ravena's first time to play beach volleyball competitively and it was made more special because it was with beau Valdez. "Beach volleyball is very underestimated, I never thought it would really be this hard. Of course, we play it for fun every time we're on the beach with family but competitively, it's really different," said the sidelined NLEX Road Warrior after the fun game. "I enjoyed it especially playing with my girlfriend, Alyssa, who's really a beach volleyball player, it was nice to pull up a win tonight kahit nag-eenjoy lang din kami," added Ravena. Both shared that they did not do any solid preparation for the exhibition game in order to just enjoy the moment. "Before going here, nanonood na kami ng highlights ng beach volleyball kasi we never trained together," shared the five-time PVL MVP. "We wanted to come out as unprepared as possible to really enjoy it na lang," added the PBA standout. The Phenom's game versus Soriano and De Guzman is also for a good cause. The proceeds of the event will be donated to Mindanao State College of Sports, Physical Education, and Recreation Academy in Marawi City. "It was nice that I played for the BVR family. It's for a cause and it's one great experience especially knowing you're helping a lot of people," said Ravena.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports19 hr. 49 min. ago Related News

Duterte thanks Americans for returning Balangiga Bells

MANILA, Philippines – After more than a century, the Balangiga bells are finally home in Eastern Samar. President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday, December 15, witnessed the turnover of the Transfer Certificate of the Balangiga Bells from United States (US) Deputy Chief of Mission John Law to Philippine Department of National Defense ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 15th, 2018Related News

Southwoods virtual winner in Fil Championship

With Yuto Katsuragawa and Aidric Chan shooting a three under 66 for 39 points, the Manila Southwoods assembled a penultimate round of 149 and padded its lead to 42 to virtually clinch the premier Fil Championship title in the 69th Fil-Am Invitational golf tournament at the Camp John Hay yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsDec 14th, 2018Related News

Beauty Gonzalez, husband: Ellen, John Lloyd should be 'FreetoLove

Actress Beauty Gonzalez has been the talk of the town recently for having a selfie with good friend Ellen Adarna and giving a peek of Adarna's supposed son with Cruz......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 14th, 2018Related News

Late charge puts Que in the mix

Angelo Que came charging back with four birdies at the front, shooting a five-under 67 to match the solid starts of some of the fancied bets, including Swede Henrik Stenson, at the start of the Indonesian Masters jointly paced by John Catlin of the US and Korean Sungho Lee at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club in Jakarta yesterday......»»

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

The Six Fix: John Mayer s Hugot Masterpieces That Never Fail To Break Our Hearts

Is there still hope that we'll get to see him perform these live?.....»»

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

Goat thief killed, accomplice hurt in Isabela

AURORA, Isabela-A suspected thief was killed while his alleged accomplice was wounded by a village watchman who shot them as they attempted to steal two goats at dawn on Thursdayin Barangay (village) Divisoria here, police said.   Ceejay Vidal was shot dead by watchman Estanislao Duque who tried to stop four men from taking the goats owned by Jaime Asirit.   The four men rode off on motorcycles but Vidal and Anescon Alcon were cornered by Duque and fellow watchmen who gave chase.   The suspects allegedly fired first at the watchmen, prompting Duque to retaliate, killing Vidal and injuring Alcon.   The two other suspects, John Rich Dela Pea and ...Keep on reading: Goat thief killed, accomplice hurt in Isabela.....»»

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

Irving scores Boston s last 12 in 130-125 OT win at Wizards

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored Boston's last 12 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers in the final 40 seconds of overtime to outduel John Wall in a point-guard showdown, and the Celtics extended their winning streak to seven games with a 130-125 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). With his team serenaded by "Let's go, Celtics!" chants on the road, Irving even got his own "M-V-P!" chorus late, finishing with 38 points and seven assists. Marcus Morris added 27 points and nine rebounds for Boston, which played without Al Horford, Gordon Hayward and Jaylen Brown — its No. 4-6 leading scorers. No matter how many players they were missing, and no matter how disjointed their offense looked for a half, the Celtics had too many interchangeable parts to get beaten by an opponent that has been inconsistent all season. Wall returned after missing a game with an aching left heel to pour in 34 points with 13 assists. But his seven points in OT weren't enough to keep pace with fellow All-Star Irving. The Wizards led 123-122 when Irving made a triple with just under 40 seconds to go, and after Wall tied it at 125, Irving hit another shot from beyond the arc — this one from 31 feet. That gave Boston the lead for good, because Bradley Beal (22 points; zero in OT) and Wall them missed three's. This sure was a close one: The clubs kept trading the lead and neither was ahead by more than three points over the final 10 minutes of regulation. Up 113-110, Boston opted to foul Beal on purpose with 13 seconds left, but that backfired, because after he made the first free throw, he missed the second — but grabbed the rebound and put it in for the tie. Irving blew by Beal at the other end but missed a layup right before the buzzer, sending the game to an extra period. And then he really took over. Down by nine at halftime, the Celtics turned things around in a hurry — although not before that deficit grew to 57-46 early in the third quarter. Soon enough, Boston put together a 10-0 spurt, capped by a pair of free throws by Marcus Smart, to take the lead at 65-62 midway through the period. When Morris made a triple and, after Washington turned over its inbounds pass, Terry Rozier sank another to cap a 27-9 run, suddenly the Celtics held their biggest lead at 73-66. The lopsided third quarter ended with Boston ahead 84-77. But the Wizards opened the fourth with an 8-0 run despite resting Beal and Wall, and when Markieff Morris — Marcus' twin — hit a three, it gave the hosts an 85-84 lead with about 9.5 minutes left. Horford sat for the third consecutive game — he's expected to miss at least a few more because of an injured left knee — and Brown and Hayward were out because of illness. The Celtics made only 19-of-50 shots in the first half, going 4-of-20 on three-pointers, and managed a grand total of six assists during that time. No wonder the Wizards led by as many 10 during the first two quarters and were up 55-46 at the break. Didn't last long, though. Boston outscored the Wizards 38-22 in the third quarter, when the Celtics had 10 assists and shot better than 60 percent. TIP-INS Celtics: Daniel Theis fouled out after just 14 minutes of game action. He had eight points and six rebounds. ... Boston went 25 for 25 at the free throw line. ... Semi Ojeleye was 1-for-7 on three-point attempts. Wizards: Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 20 of their 32 bench points. ... Rebounding has been a problem all season and this was no different. Washington was beaten 50-41 on the boards and outscored 24-8 in second-chance points. UP NEXT Celtics: Host Atlanta on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Wizards: At Brooklyn on Friday (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

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

Mavs extend home streak, end skid vs. Hawks in 114-107 win

By Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Harrison Barnes scored 25 points, Luka Doncic added 24 and the Dallas Mavericks extended their home winning streak to 11 games while ending a 10-game skid against Atlanta in a 114-107 victory over the Hawks on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). J.J. Barea had 18 points before leaving with a sprained left ankle as the Mavericks finally beat the Hawks after blowing a 26-point lead in October, when rookie Trae Young had a strong fourth quarter in his home debut to help the Hawks rally to a 111-104 win. Instead of wilting in the fourth quarter, the Mavericks took control with a 7-0 opening run for a 10-point lead and eventually went up by as many as 15 before the Hawks made it closer with an 11-1 run late. It was Dallas' first win over Atlanta since Oct. 30, 2013, and the home winning streak is the longest since a 12-game run in 2007-08. Young had 24 points and 10 assists, but the rematch reiterated the opposite directions both teams are headed after ending the first meeting at 2-2. The Mavericks are 13-9 since then and among the current playoff teams in the rough Western Conference. The Hawks have gone 4-19. Kent Bazemore scored 22 for Atlanta, and John Collins had 20 points and a career-high 17 rebounds. Role players got the fourth moving for Dallas rather than Barnes and the rookie sensation Doncic, who was drafted third overall by Atlanta and traded to Dallas while the Mavericks selected Young fifth for the Hawks. Maxi Kleber opened the fourth with a dunk and scored all seven of his points in the final quarter, and Dorian Finney-Smith's free throw gave Dallas its first 10-point lead. Finney-Smith scored 11. Doncic had 10 rebounds and a team-high six assists, and DeAndre Jordan had 11 points and 11 rebounds. NO DIRK YET Dirk Nowitzki was inactive after being listed as questionable for the first time as the longer-than-expected recovery from left ankle surgery delays him from officially becoming the first NBA player with 21 seasons for one franchise. Coach Rick Carlisle said the designation meant the 40-year-old Nowitzki was getting closer to returning, but didn't want to discuss his status further before the game. TIP-INS Hawks: Vince Carter, Nowitzki's former teammate also in his 21st season, got a nice ovation when he entered the game in the first quarter. The 41-year-old scored his only points on a triple in the first quarter. ... Collins had nine offensive rebounds, most by a Dallas opponent this season. Mavericks: Carlisle was ejected after two quick technicals in the third quarter when he thought Barnes got fouled without a call. Assistant Stephen Silas took over. ... PG Dennis Smith Jr. missed his fourth straight game with a sprained right wrist. ... Doncic was 12-of-15 from the line as Dallas attempted a season-high 43 free throws. UP NEXT Hawks: At Boston on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Mavericks: At Phoenix on Thursday (Friday, PHL time)......»»

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

Former Mapua guard CJ Isit makes his case at PBA Draft Combine

MANILA, Philippines---CJ Isit showed his wheels as a potential PBA speedster after topping the lane agility and reaction tests in the Draft Combine Wednesday at Gatorade Hoops Center. The former Mapua gunner tallied an 84 percent score in the reaction test and was a whirling derby in the lane agility test after clocking in at 11.2 seconds while circling the paint. Guard John Ragasa out of St. Mary's University was the fastest in the shuttle run completing a course that measured a total of 60 feet in 21.97 seconds. Joe Allen Trinidad had everyone beat in running a straight line with the former Far Eastern University guard needing just 3.25 seconds to clear three quarters of a...Keep on reading: Former Mapua guard CJ Isit makes his case at PBA Draft Combine.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 12th, 2018Related News

80 Navoteno fisherfolk get fiberglass boats

NAVOTAS CITY, Dec. 11 (PIA)--The Navotas City Government distributed fiberglass boats and gill nets to 80 Navoteno fisherfolk under the NavoBangka-buhayan Program.Mayor John Rey Tiangco, Vic.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 11th, 2018Related News

After nearly 2 decades& hellip; John Melo is back with Christmas ditty

After nearly 2 decades& hellip; John Melo is back with Christmas ditty.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesDec 11th, 2018Related News

Customs upholds honest public service

TAGOLOAN, Misamis Oriental, Nov. 20 (PIA)--Bureau of Customs (BoC) Collector John M. Simon of the Mindanao International Container Port assured stakeholders their agency is taking President Duterte.....»»

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

80 Navoteno fisherfolk get fiberglass boats

NAVOTAS CITY, Dec. 11 (PIA)--The Navotas City Government distributed fiberglass boats and gill nets to 80 Navoteno fisherfolk under the NavoBangka-buhayan Program.Mayor John Rey Tiangco, Vic.....»»

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