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Fear of pardon for Palparan baseless, Palace says

Erlinda Cadapan and Concepcion Empeño said they are afraid the man whom human rights advocates have dubbed “The Butcher” may still walk free......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 19th, 2018Related News

Sam Concepcion confirms breakup with Kiana Valenciano

Sam Concepcion confirmed his current "single" status after breaking up with Kiana Valenciano. Concepcion confirmed the breakup during a media conference held for his upcoming movie "Para sa Broken Hearted (For the Broken Hearted)," according to a report by Push. For the time being, the actor chose not to divulge the details and simply focus on the good things happening to his career lately. Reporters asked for the exact date he and Valenciano broke up, but Concepcion said, "Ayaw ko nang bigyan ng timeline ( I don't want to give it a timeline)." Concepcion and Valenciano first admitted to having a special relationship in February 2017 during an interview on "Gandang Gabi Vice...Keep on reading: Sam Concepcion confirms breakup with Kiana Valenciano.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 19th, 2018Related News

Why UP President declared Sept. 21 a ‘Day of Remembrance’

University of the Philippines President Danilo Concepcion declared September 21, also the 46th anniversary of the martial law proclamation, as the Day of Remembrance of the University of the Philippines. This came shortly after Concepcion reaped criticisms for his presence at the anniversary of the Marcos-backed Kabataang Barangay last August 25, wherein Ilocos Norte Governor […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopSep 18th, 2018Related News

EYES ON YOU, KID: NCAA 94 Jrs. players to watch

The first round of the NCAA 94 Juniors Basketball Tournament is over and done with. And with the second round already underway, we’re getting even more glimpses of the future of Philippine basketball courtesy of these players: CLINT ESCAMIS – Mapua High School (yellow jersey with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 23.3 points, 46.9 percent shooting, 5.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.7 steals Clint Escamis has spent his first two seasons under the leadership of the likes of Sherwin Concepcion, Mike Enriquez, Warren Bonifacio, and Will Gozum. Now in his third and last season in Mapua, he is proving that he is no slouch as a leader himself. The league’s top scorer and second-best steal-getter has carried the Red Robins right back up there in the standings – and they are the only team to have downed all f the traditional powerhouses in College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills, Arellano High School, and San Beda High School. This version of Mapua may not be as star-studded as it was in the last four years, but they may just have the brightest star in all of the league in their 6-foot-1 swingman. INAND FORNILOS – College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills (green jersey defending white jersey with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 11.4 points, 51.8 percent shooting, 10.9 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.0 assist On a team as fully loaded as CSB-LSGH, there has to be a workhorse – and Inand Fornilos has been just that and more. Just like he did in their championship campaign last season, he has been a force to reckon with on both ends of the floor for the league-leading Junior Blazers. The rebounds and defense have always been second nature for Fornilos, but this season, he has become better on offense. In fact, he already has a couple of 20-point games to his name – not bad for an undersized big man at 6-foot-2. Without a doubt, the graduating forward is doing all he can to make his former team regret ever letting him go. JOHN AMORES – Jose Rizal High School (blue jersey with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 20.1 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.0 steal And all of that is because of John Amores, the second-best scorer in all of the league and the undisputed main man of the daring Light Bombers – the only team that will be sweeping contending Mapua in the elimination round. JRU’s rise from the bottom half of the standings to the top four is nothing short of spectacular and that improvement is best personified by Amores who went from role player a year ago to go-to-guy this season. Give the Most Improved Award to the kid already because he’s ready and raring to take much more than that. JOEL CAGULANGAN – College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills (green jersey with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 15.3 points, 7.3 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 2.1 steals For the high standards he set a year ago, this season has been a quiet one for Joel Cagulangan. With the likes of Escamis and Amores flying high and CSB-LSGH teammates Fornilos and RC Calimag grabbing more headlines than him, last year’s Finals MVP has been under the radar. Quietly, however, he is actually the Junior Blazers’ leading scorer and the NCAA’s best assistman and fourth-best steal-getter. Yes, that’s just how the 5-foot-9 do-it-all dynamo rolls, making an impact even if everybody else doesn’t feel it. Just don’t forget that he could also choose to make everybody feel his impact, okay? AARON FERMIN – Arellano High School (grey jersey, #18) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 14.2 points, 53.5 percent shooting, 17.6 rebounds, 1.0 block If not for Arellano’s struggles last season, Aaron Fermin would have been MVP. If not for the Braves’ struggle in the ongoing season, Fermin would have been the league’s most tantalizing talent. Standing at 6-foot-5, graced with a wide frame, having timing on lock, and blessed with a non-stop motor, the graduating big man has all the tools to be a game-changer on both ends of the floor. Indeed, he had a stretch of games of posting a 15-point, 20-rebound double-double. Now, if only he could lift Arellano to much-needed wins and back onto a playoff push. DAN ARCHES – Mapua High School (yellow jersey with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 16.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.8 steals Mapua has long been defined by its talented big men, but now, it’s the guys at the wings who have taken center stage. Escamis has been their main man, but he also has a more than capable running mate in Dan Arches. All Escamis could do, Arches could do as well, only without the same sort of consistency. But hey, this is the first time he has been getting time with in his two years as a Red Robins so there’s nothing that all those reps couldn’t improve. And oh, he also has one thing going for him – a fine floater that he could bust out at any time that somehow, some way, has become automatic. JOSHUA DAVID – College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills (green jersey, with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 14.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.9 steals Imagine the dynamic between Escamis and Arches, and then translate that onto Cagulangan and his own partner-in-crime in Joshua David. Like Cagulangan, David could stuff the stat sheet. Like Cagulangan, David could do whatever CSB-LSGH needs for a win. The only difference is that unlike Cagulangan, David already has the size at 6-feet and a big body to make the same sort of noise in the Seniors. Of course, Cagulangan’s clutch genes are also on another level, but who knows? Maybe David is just waiting on the wings to seize those moments for himself? MILO JANAO AND KEAN BACLAAN – San Sebastian College-Recoletos JANAO’S ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.0 assist (yellow jersey with ball in first photo) BACLAAN’S ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 15.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.8 steals (yellow jersey with ball in second photo) It looks like San Sebastian College-Recoletos still wouldn’t be able to get over the hump this year, but the good news is that they remain on the right track. The even better news is that Milo Janao and Kean Baclaan, the two paving the way for them, are here to stay. That backcourt, by themselves, has fueled the Staglets to four wins – and still in the thick of things. While a long-awaited, much-wanted playoff berth is a long shot this year, perhaps it wouldn’t be so when both Janao and Baclaan get a year older and a year more determined to continue doing it all to win. MAC GUADANA AND JOHN BARBA – Lyceum of the Philippines University GUADANA’S ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 19.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists (grey jersey with ball in first photo) BARBA’S ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 17.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.7 steals (grey jersey with ball in second photo) Batang Gilas member Mac Guadana has become the NCAA’s constant – a 6-foot guard who could score at will while also doing his part in rebounding and playmaking. With him showing the way, Lyceum of the Philippines University has proven to be a far from easy out for three seasons now. They are still a ways away from legitimate contention, but the Junior Pirates have reason to believe that would be sooner than later as teaming up with Guadana is John Barba, a 6-foot-2 forward who just has a knack for willing his way to good looks inside. With those two, the boys from Cavite have two of the top six scorers in all of the league. Now, they just have to find the other pieces of the puzzle for their first-ever playoff berth. ROM JUNSAY – Arellano High School (grey jersey with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 19.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.6 steals Rom Junsay was one of the biggest keys to Mapua’s first-ever championship. That was two years ago, though, and since then, the 5-foot-6 has transferred to Arellano and is now only playing his first and last season there. Nonetheless, in just his first game in blue and grey, he wasted no time in reminding everybody about his talents, dropping a career-high 34 points. He and the Braves have trailed off from there, but just as Arellano is a sleeping giant no team wants to wake, Junsay is an active volcano just waiting for the perfect time to erupt. HONORABLE MENTIONS Jonnel Policarpio – Mapua High School RC Calimag – College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 17th, 2018Related News

Drama series puts Valerie’s wedding on hold

Valerie Concepcion's 13-year-old daughter Fiona has never met her biological father. But, at the very least, the actress is set to marry a man who treats her child as his own.   "My daughter's reaction when I showed her my engagement ring was, 'Weh?' But once I told her that it was for real, she embraced me and blurted out, 'Finally!'" Valerie, who had Fiona when she was 16, told reporters at a recent press conference for GMA 7's new afternoon drama series, "Ika-5 Utos."   "She will turn 14 in October, but she has yet to see her father," added Valerie, who's engaged to Francis Sunga, a court clerk based in Guam. "Despite that, I have found someone willing to sta...Keep on reading: Drama series puts Valerie’s wedding on hold.....»»

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

Police presence spooks UP Diliman campus

University of the Philippines president Danilo L. Concepcion expressed concern over the reported presence of three uniformed and armed policemen at the UP Diliman campus on Wednesday.   According to witnesses, the policemen were looking for student regent Ivy Joy Taroma in her boarding house inside the UP campus but they failed to declare the… link: Police presence spooks UP Diliman campus.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 15th, 2018Related News

RFM folds in 3 subsidiaries

Shareholders of RFM Corp., the Concepcion-led food and beverage company, have given the green light to the merger of RFM Corp. and its subsidiaries......»»

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

UP questions ‘intrusion’ of armed cops in Diliman campus

University of the Philippines president Danilo Concepcion has questioned the presence of uniformed and armed police officers inside the UP campus in Diliman, Quezon City......»»

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

U.P. president questions PNP over search for Diliman student

  MANILA, Philippines – University of the Philippines president Danilo Concepcion questioned the "sudden and uncoordinated intrusion" of uniformed and armed police officers inside the UP Diliman campus who searched for a student for unknown reasons.   In a letter addressed to Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde, Concepcion said the presence ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 13th, 2018Related News

Awesome August for GMA Regional TV

From mounting mall shows, celebrating festivals, unveiling a local newscast and website, to launching a campaign—August was both busy and productive for GMA Regional TV. Kapuso stars Gabby Concepcion, Thea Tolentino, and Jason Abalos kicked off the series of treats last August 1 as they celebrated the Kapuso Fiesta of the Municipality of Compostela Valley. […] The post Awesome August for GMA Regional TV appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsSep 13th, 2018Related News

MMDA folks return P4M

For returning $79,500 (roughly P4 million) to its rightful owner, three personnel of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) were cited for the honesty they displayed on the job. MMDA chairman Danny Lim recognized the professionalism of Mariel Bacho, Kristopher Concepcion and Sheena Santillan of the MMDA’s Road Emergency Group. The three returned a sling […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 11th, 2018Related News

UP president apologizes over Kabataang Barangay reunion

University of the Philippines president Danilo Concepcion has apologized for his attendance at a reunion of Marcos-era Kabataang Barangay, vowing to join the university community in ensuring that the dark days of the dictatorship will not be forgotten......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 8th, 2018Related News

Despite Marcos ties, U.P. president says no attempt to forget Martial Law

MANILA, Philippines – Following the backlash over his appearance at the the  Kabataang Barangay  (KB) reunion on campus, University of the Philippines (UP) president Danilo Concepcion vowed he would not support any attempt to coverup Martial Law.  In a letter to the university community on Friday, September 7, Concepcion apologized once more  for ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 8th, 2018Related News

‘Regret’ fails to quell criticisms vs UP president

University of the Philippines (UP) president Danilo Concepcion continue to face criticisms even after he expressed regret for attending the reunion of Marcos-era Kabataang Barangay (KB) last week......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 2nd, 2018Related News

KC Concepcion also gets full support of Gabby and Kiko on her new love

Image: Instagram/@itskcconcepcion KC Concepcion was recently flown to Paris by her boyfriend, Pierre-Emmanuel Plassart, for his birthday, and her parents couldn't be happier. An Instagram upda.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 1st, 2018Related News

Universities for all the people

THE Kabataang Barangay held its reunion inside the campus of the University of the Philippines Diliman, where UP president Danilo Concepcion was seen not only attending but also The post Universities for all the people appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsSep 1st, 2018Related News

Backbone-free UP prexy

I DON’T personally know Danilo Concepcion, the president of the University of the Philippines. But I know a vacillating coward when I see one. You see, Concepcion apologized for allowing a... The post Backbone-free UP prexy appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsSep 1st, 2018Related News

U.P. history department slams president s attendance at Marcos event

MANILA, Philippines – The University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman's History Department called out the attendance of University President Danilo Concepcion at the Kabataang Barangay reunion held at the UP Bahay ng Alumni. Concepcion served as president of president of the Kabataang Barangay Metro Manila chapter from 1976 to 1978. His appearance drew criticism and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 31st, 2018Related News

KC and new BF win Sharon s full approval

Image: Instagram/@itskcconcepcion It appears that Sharon Cuneta supports her daughter KC Concepcion's new relationship, and hopes that she has finally found 'the one.' Currently, Con.....»»

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

Five killed, two hurt in Capiz hacking incident

A FAMILY of three and a 3-year-old girl were killed after their neighbor attacked them with a talibong, a local sword-like bolo, afternoon of August 29, 2018 in Panay, Capiz province. The victims were identified as Concepcion Celino, 70; her daughter Ramilyn Labto, 31; Ramilyn’s daughter Gerra Isabelle; and Hanna Fel Aguiling, 3. All were residents […] The post Five killed, two hurt in Capiz hacking incident appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsAug 31st, 2018Related News