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Teacher Mina: Isang kwento ng pagbangon - Claire Delfin Media

Sakaling madapa, huwag bumangon kung saan nadapa; bagkus, gumapang patungo sa lugar kung saan maaaring bumangon nang hindi na muling madapa. Ito ang prinsipyong pinanghahawakan ng isang dalagang minsa.....»»

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UAAP Season 81 volleyball: DLS-Z brings girls title back to Alabang

De La Salle-Zobel brought the crown back to Alabang after completing a Finals series sweep of dethroned National University, 25-21, 25-23, 15-25, 16-25, 15-8, Sunday to rule the UAAP Season 81 girls volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Just like in the series opener, the Junior Lady Spikers squandered a two-set lead but made up for their miscues with a strong start in the fifth frame to knock the Bullpups off the throne after a four-year reign. Season Most Valuable Player Angel Canino fired 19 attacks and had two kill blocks in her 21-point outing while Alleiah Malaluan added 15 points for the Alabang-based squad’s 10th title overall and first since Season 75 during the senior year of Dawn Macandili and Kim Kianna Dy.    “Lahat ng hirap ng mga bata yun talaga ang gusto kong bigyan ng appreciation. Kung hindi naman dahil sa kanila, yung tulong nila, yung sakripisyo nila hindi namin magagawa ito,” said sophomore DLS-Z coach Tina Salak, who herself was a two-time UAAP champion as setter for Far Eastern University in the mid-90s.  The Junior Lady Spikers opened the match on the right foot, taking the first two sets but Bullpups behind the trio of Faith Nisperos, Jimy Jamili and Erin Pangilinan fought back to force another five-set affair. DLS-Z zapped the energy away from NU with a devastating 8-0 barrage that saw Malauan land three of her four aces in the that telling opening run. The Bullpups were able to cut their deficit to 9-6 only to see the Junior Lady Spikers take the crown off their heads.   “Super happy (sa championship). Super happy rin po ako sa mga seniors kasi para sa kanila po yun (title), for the seniors po yun,” said second year hitter Canino. “Hindi ko rin po ini-expect na ganito ang lalaruin namin and super happy ako sa kilabasan na laro namin.” Finals MVP and outgoing captain Justine Nazareno had nine markers while Theo Bonafe got seven for DLS-Z, which will part ways with other graduating players Jewel Encarnacion, Giovannah Macavinta, Alyssa Cruz and Bea Bonafe. Nisperos finished with 21 points while Jamili and Pangilinan had 16 and 14 markers, respectively, for NU. Earlier, Canino received the season MVP award to go with her Best 1st Outside Spiker plum in a short ceremony. Malaluan was the Best 2nd Outside Spiker and Best Server winner. Other awardees were Adamson's May Ann Nique (Best 1st Middle Blocker) and Ayesha Juegos (Best Opposite Spiker), FEU-Diliman's Alexis Miner (Best 2nd Middle Blocker), NU's Camille Lamina (Best Setter) and University of Santo Tomas' Det Pepito (Best Libero). Meanwhile, the Bullpups inched closer to claiming the boys crown after taking down Far Eastern University-Diliman, 25-19, 22-25, 25-8, 25-13, in their best-of-three series opener. Game 2 of the Finals is on Wednesday.       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 9th, 2018Related News

POETRY | Ay, Eye!

Ito kasing ilaw, madamot. Di tuloy nakita ang Dapat makita. Nang biglang lumiwanag, Ang mga nasa dilim Ay tumindig at Nagtanong kung bakit Di sila makita’t marinig?.....»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsDec 9th, 2018Related News

DIARIES FROM THE FIELD | Salaysay ng mga tunay na pangyayari sa Talaingod

Binaybay ni Piya Macliing Malayao ang mga pangyayari sa dinaluhan niyang National Solidarity Mission para sa mga komunidad ng Manobo sa Talaingod, Davao del Norte kung saan naganap ang kanilang "rescue mission" sa mga mag-aaral na Lumad ng Salugpongan Ta ‘Tanu Igkanugon Community Learning Center, Inc. na pilit ipinasara ng 56th Infantry Battalion at ng paramilitar na Alamara......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsDec 9th, 2018Related News

Reps getting pork are all close to Speaker Arroyo, says Lacson

MANILA, Philippines --- House representatives whose districts got pork insertions have one common denominator: They're all close to Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Sen. Panfilo Lacson said this over an interview with AM radio statio DZBB on Sunday as he bared more districts that received pork barrel insertions in the proposed P3.757-trillion national budget for 2019. "Ang pattern, makikita mo: Pagka na-identify mo kung sino 'yung congressman dun sa mga districts na medyo malalaki, biglang lumobo, isa lang ang common denominator --- malapit kay Speaker," Lacson said. "Yun ang common denominator: Malalapit sila sa Speaker." [You can see the patters: If you identify the congre...Keep on reading: Reps getting pork are all close to Speaker Arroyo, says Lacson.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 9th, 2018Related News

Pacquiao, Enrile defend Duterte’s attacks vs Church 

      MANILA, Philippines --- For some, President Rodrigo Duterte's tirades against the Catholic Church could be alarming but Senator Manny Pacquiao and former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile both have a different view. Pacquiao said Duterte has the right to give his strong opinion against the Church, noting that the President's childhood may have an effect on his behavior. "Mahirap magbigay ng comment like I said may karapatan sya kasi may experience sya nung bata pa sya. Hindi tayo nakakaalam kung ano experience nya nung bata siya, " Pacquiao told local radio station DWIZ. Duterte has been throwing verbal attacks against the Church in his speeches by call...Keep on reading: Pacquiao, Enrile defend Duterte’s attacks vs Church .....»»

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

PBA Draft: UP captain Desiderio hopes to follow in footsteps of PJ Simon

One PBA team may very well have a new battlecry after the upcoming 2018 PBA Draft. Just two days after playing his last game for the University of the Philippines, Paul Desiderio has submitted on Friday his name to be included in the list of hopefuls in this year’s rookie selection process. The Fighting Maroons’ captain averaged 13.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.3 steals in his last year in the UAAP. Two years ago, he was hailed as a Mythical selection on the back of norms of 15.4 markers, 7.1 boards, and 2.6 dimes. More than the numbers, however, Desiderio became a legend in Diliman thanks to the immortal words he muttered during one timeout – before proceeding to walking the talk. Since then, “Atin ‘to” became UP’s battlecry all the way to their first Final Four since 1997 and then their first Finals since 1986. Now, the 5-foot-11 guard is ready and raring to show his big heart to the professional stage. “Kung anong kaya kong mabigay sa team, yun lang ang gagawin ko. Sa akin, lalaro lang ako,” he said. With his application, Desiderio is being penciled in to go somewhere in the middle of the first round of the 2018 PBA Draft scheduled on December 16. Wherever he ends up, however, the Cebuano is hoping to be able to have the same career as a Cotabato icon. “Sa akin, si PJ Simon talaga ginagawa ko. Sinusubukan ko talaga lahat ng galaw niya, lalo yung one-hander niya,” he said. Simon, also known as “The Scoring Apostle,” has had per game counts of 11.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.2 assists through his 14-year career. If Desiderio gets to match those, or even come close, then without a doubt, UP would have a pro star for the first time in recent history. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 7th, 2018Related News

UAAP Finals: UP s turning point of the season as told by seniors

The genesis of the historic UAAP Season 81 run of the University of the Philippines was not a promising one. Expectations were extremely high on the Fighting Maroons as they entered the season because of various reasons. Coach Bo Perasol was already in his third year since he took over UP's program. In college basketball language, the third year is when all rebuilding work should come to fruition. Bright Akhuetie, the dominant foreign-student athlete who transferred from NCAA to UAAP, was done with residency and could finally suit up for the luntian at pula. UP's prophetic sharp shooter and team captain Paul Desiderio decided to play his fifth year, choosing to close out his collegiate career over the chance to be immediately drafted into the professional ranks. Juan Gomez de Liano was entering his sophomore year with a Rookie of the Year award under his belt and was expected to improve more as a playmaker. Plus, the Fighting Maroons already had a lot of sponsors and financial support. But after the first round of the eliminations, despite all the supposed advantages that were on their side in the beginning of the season, the so-called Final Four contenders still found themselves in the sixth spot with a disappointing 3-4 record. To open the second round, they were slapped with another loss against the Ateneo de Manila University, relegating them to a 3-5 slate. At that point, graduating players Desiderio, Diego Dario, Jarrell Lim, Gelo Vito, and JJ Espanola decided that they were no longer having any of it. They are not going to leave UP as losers again. So they decided to call a seniors only meeting. "People were already doubting us. So kaming mga seniors, nag lunch kami noon sa Frankie's sa UP Town [Center] to meet," said Lim, referring to a popular chicken wings restaurant in the mall across the Diliman campus. "Nag-meeting kami. Parang anong nangyayari? Hindi ito yung season na ineexpect namin, what is happening?" narrated Dario, "So we went in to the details. We made sure na balanced yung insights namin with Paul's perspective, someone who plays a lot, tapos our perspective na usually from the bench, from the outside, kung ano nakikita namin." The seniors did not only talk about team culture or mindset, but they heavily discussed their plays, rotation, and moves - things that are usually considered by the coaching staff. "Yung mga usapan na walang bench production, hindi nakakapag-pahinga si ganito kasi hindi nagpoproduce si ganyan, or mga plays - to the detail talaga yung mga pinagusapan namin," Vito narrated. "Given all our insights, we decided to talk to our coaches," said Dario. However, talking to the coaches was something the seniors were not sure how to do. They did not want to give the impression that they were undermining the authority of their coaching staff, most especially coach Bo's, but at the same time they knew they had to let their insights out. "Noong una, kinakabahan pa kami kasi baka ma-insult sila, na baka coach Bo will feel disrespected. We were really scared of talking to him," shared Lim. "Baka kasi isipin niya 'You don't trust me?" Dario added. The seniors pressed on and forwarded their concerns to their assistant coaches. Eventually, their insights reached Perasol and he called them in for another seniors only meeting. "Kinabahan na kami! Parang hala, anong sasabihin ni Coach? Nag-text si Coach Mo [Gingerich], 'Coach Bo wants to talk to you, Coach Ricky [Dandan] pitched your ideas and he's really positive with it and he wants to meet you guys before practice,'" narrated Vito. The seniors came in to the meeting feeling scared but they came out of it feeling validated. It was a revelation of Perasol's character as a players' coach. The seniors shared that in the meeting, Perasol listened to them and made them feel that their voice mattered. "Doon mo talaga masasabi how coach Bo is as a coach. Sobrang respectful and talagang he really listens to his players. Dun mo talagang masasabi na Papa Bo mo talaga siya," said Lim, "Not even once did we hear any negative response from coach Bo kaya mahal na mahal talaga namin siya, lalo na kaming mga senior kasi siya talaga yung nag lead sa amin sa pagbabago." "He really is like a dad to us, legit," added Dario. Right after the meeting, the changes they wanted to see in the team were implemented right away. Aside from the tweaks in the plays, the seniors decided to alter the mood in their training as well. As Dario described, "We made sure to set the example in practice so from then, go hard kami sa practice. Nagkakapikunan na nga kami minsan sa sobrang intense." What makes that meeting more monumental is that since then, the Fighting Maroons started collecting wins. It was the turning point of the season. From a 3-5 slate, they finished the eliminations in the third spot with an 8-6 record. "Yun yung naging turning point, yun yung puro wins na kami," said Lim proudly. "Natalo lang kami sa Adamson [sa eliminations] tapos puro panalo na," added Vito. UP made it back in the Final Four after 21 years. For the first time in their season, they were meeting the expectations that were set on them in the beginning. But if we are talking about expectations, apparently UP was not just going to meet them, they went on to exceed them.  In the semifinals, they overcame a twice-to-beat advantage held by Adamson University, which earned them a ticket to the Finals against the Ateneo de Manila University. It was their first time back in the Finals after 32 years. They may have failed to win a single game in the heavily lopsided best-of-three Finals series, but they were able to mount a story that will forever remain a classic. They won't deny that this silver finish still glitters like gold, not only to the team, but to the rest of the UP community. The Fighting Maroons' story this season is a testament that winners are not just made in the hardcourt. Winners are made during meetings over chicken wings, in intense team practices, and with coaches who listen. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @the9cruz.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 7th, 2018Related News

UAAP: Ria Nabalan graduates undefeated after 80 games

As the ladies of National University were jumping up and down to celebrate their fifth straight championship in the UAAP Women's Basketball tournament Wednesday morning, Ria Nabalan was fixing all of the five gold medals that she earned in her five playing years around her neck. Ngiting 80-0, ngiting never pa natatalo sa UAAP. Ria Nabalan with her five championship medals! pic.twitter.com/nBBA7VvcyD — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) December 5, 2018 It was a spectacular sight. The bubbly sharp shooter was wearing five medals from different seasons, but all five say the same thing: "CHAMPION". Plus, from Seasons 77 to 81, she has never been on the losing column in all the 80 games she played. All she knows is the taste of victory. Looking back at her beginnings as a rookie from Chiang Kai Shek College in 2014, Nabalan never thought she would end up this successful. "Hindi [ko naisip ito] syempre, may mga times siguro na madodown kami, marami kami struggles and bilog yung bola, pero hindi ngayon," she said. Aside from joining an elite list of UAAP athletes who graduated undefeated, she is also part of another historic group of players who have scored 40-points in a single game. She notched this milestone on October 20, 2018 versus De La Salle University. Anchored on Ria Nabalan's career-high of 40 points, the National University Lady Bulldogs notch their 72nd straight win in the UAAP. They are just one game away from matching the league record for the longest winning streak set by the Adamson Softball team. @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/1dh21RB9gP — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) October 20, 2018 She is also a pivotal part of NU's record-breaking run, wherein the Lady Bulldogs snatched the record for the longest winning streak in UAAP history back in October 27, 2018. Still, it was just in her very final game wearing the NU jersey that she considered herself as a history-maker. As she described, "Masaya syempre, at least ngayon masasabi ko na naging part na ako ng history." From her record-setting performances to her spunk on and off the court, Nabalan leaves a lasting impression on the Lady Bulldogs' program. She is one who always expresses confidence in her team. When asked if she remembers any point in her UAAP career that she thought she was going to lose, she had a ready answer. "Wala. Andyan naman mga teammates ko at coaches namin eh. Wala. Hindi kami pwede matakot kasi alam naming nasa likod namin ang isa’t isa," she said with full conviction. "One day siguro matatalo kami pero hindi pa ngayon," she added. After a stellar UAAP career, the Sports and Wellness Management major shared that she plans on serving the nation either through Philippine Navy or the women's national team Perlas Pilipinas next. "Siguro magtatry ako mag Navy kasama yung mga seniors ko. Depende pa kung anong mangyayari sa akin. Hoping din sana for RP team," she said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @the9cruz.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 7th, 2018Related News

Trapik, maaaring maging sanhi ng lung cancer? | ABS-CBN News

MAYNILA - Hindi na nakagugulat para sa maraming Pilipino ang mababad sa trapiko ng ilang oras lalo na kung rush hour......»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 6th, 2018Related News

UAAP Finals: Too short, weak, slow Anton Asistio graduates as a champion

Anton Asistio was never a star Ateneo Blue Eagle. In his four years playing for the Ateneo de Manila University, he was never the type to rack up big shots, which can send the whole blue-and-white crowd to celebration. But in Asistio's last game as a Blue Eagle in UAAP Season 81, where they sealed back-to-back champion status against the University of the Philippines, he experienced what it was like to be given such immense attention. Ateneo supporters in the Araneta Coliseum chanted "A-sis-tio! A-sis-tio!" in honor of the graduating point guard. Ateneo crowd chanting "Asistio! Asistio!" #UAAPFinals pic.twitter.com/ZErL4wicEh — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) December 5, 2018 Anton Asistio graduates as a champion. #UAAPFinals pic.twitter.com/JJPydFVaFb — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) December 5, 2018 "Surreal. I was never the main guy pero nagkataon I'm the only one graduating so it was a wonderful experience. Parang sobrang naging emotional ako noon," he said. He may be basking in the glory of graduating as a champion in Season 81, but the path leading up to this beautiful exit was not pretty for the 5-foot-8 point guard. Moments after the championship festivities, he reflected about his very far from perfect UAAP career. "When I was first year and second year, I made it to the line-up and that was my dream ever since I was a kid. Pero it wasn't how I saw myself because I wasn't really playing," said one of Ateneo's homegrown talents who started playing as early as grade school. Due to being small and not much of a great ball handler, Asistio was a benchwarmer in his first two years. It became worse when he was relegated to Team B the next year. "And then my third year, I was sent down to Team B, but instead of seeing it as a downgrade, I looked at it as an opportunity, an opportunity to get better, kasi the fact that they sent me down means na may kulang pa ako as a player," he said. Come his fourth chance to play, the arrival of a foreigner Tab Baldwin as their new head coach, who had zero prejudices about the players, signalled new beginnings for Asistio. "Then lucky enough, in my fourth year a new head coach was appointed, si Coach Tab. And I knew it was another chance, so it was a clean slate for everyone. He's a foreigner, so he didn't really know anyone," he narrated. Baldwin took a chance on him and he delivered. "'He's too short, he's too weak, he's too slow, and he can't handle the ball.' And this is all true, and he knows it. And so at least I had to give him a fair shot and tell him those things. And so what did we end up with? We ended up with a guy who got in the weight room, changed his body, changed his mentality, continued to be a great shooter, became very dependable handling the ball, and also is one of our more dependable defensive players," shared the Ateneo mentor. "So of course, he's sitting here today as a graduating senior with all the laurels that he deserves because he worked his tail off to get them," credited Baldwin. Now, the short, weak, and slow point guard that hardly made a dent in Ateneo's past campaigns closed his UAAP career as a champion. From being a liability, he has turned himself into an asset defensively and most especially, offensively. In his last season, he posted averages of 7.6 points, 1.8 three pointers a game on a 43-percent shooting clip beyond the arc. This makes him the third best scorer of Ateneo this season. Interestingly, his last championship was won against his former coach who relegated him to the Team B, Bo Perasol. "Medyo nakakatawa lang na si Coach Bo pa nakalaban ko. Actually, thankful ako kay Coach Bo kasi kung hindi dahil sa kanya hindi ako magpepersevere. Naging motivation ko rin yun. I'm the kind of guy who when I'm going after something, I use everything that I can as motivation and I guess that is just one of them," he said.  Looking forward, Asistio eyes a spot in the PBA D-League or the MPBL to continue his basketball career. On top of that, he plans to also finish his Masters Degree in Communication in Ateneo. Five years ago, Asistio couldn’t even get his own minutes, then his own spot in the roster. But look at him now, he was given a grand exit of a two-time UAAP champion. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @the9cruz.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 6th, 2018Related News

Donny Pangilinan sobrang hambog

Sampung kuwentong puno ng halakhak at kuwela ang pagbibidahan ng mga Kapamilya star sa anthology series na “Alamat ng Ano,” kung saan hahaluan ng katatawanan ang pinagmulan ng mga ordinaryong bagay sa bawat episode na mapapanood sa iWant, ang bagong streaming device ng ABS-CBN. Napapanood na sa bagong iWant ang seryeng hindi lang aaliwin at… link: Donny Pangilinan sobrang hambog.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 5th, 2018Related News

Poe says she is open to legalizing medical marijuana use

  Senator Grace Poe said on Tuesday she is open to legalize marijuana in the country but for medical needs only.   According to Poe,marijuanacould be distributed to hospitalsbut its use and distribution should beunder the supervisionof doctors.   "Kung sa hospital, at least may doctor doon tapos hindi lahat basta makakakuha," she said when asked on her stand on allowing medical marijuana in the country in an interview with ABS CBN News Channel.   "Tapos yung doctor, kunwari may allotment ka, nagreseta ka ng 100 sa isang buwan, sino ang mga recipients nyan? Para hindi rin pwede magbenta yung mga doctor on the side," Poe added.   The sena...Keep on reading: Poe says she is open to legalizing medical marijuana use.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 4th, 2018Related News

PH wushu team hauls 11 medals from Asian tilt

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine wushu team had a massive 11-medal haul from the 1st Asian Traditional Wushu (Kung Fu) Championships in Nanjing, China from November 28 to 30. Agatha Wong, a bronze medalist in the 2018 Asian Games, and Johnzenth Gajo bagged two gold medals apiece as the Filipinos ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

UAAP Finals: UP apologizes for school official s controversial post towards Ateneo players

The University of the Philippines has categorically distanced itself from controversial statements posted on social media by one of its school officials. “We dissociate ourselves as a Board from Regent [Spocky] Farolan’s statements and actions,” the UP Board of Regents (BOR), the school’s highest decision-making body, said in a statement released on Monday. It then continued, “Whatever his motives may have been, there is no excuse sowing fear and confusion especially at a time when (UP’s) attention should have been focused on the rising successes of its athletic program. We view with extreme disapproval and condemn violence in any form.” Last Sunday, Farolan posted on his Facebook account a cryptic message that seemed to hint at forthcoming injuries to Ateneo players. “Sayang hindi kumpleto ang players ng Ateneo sa Wednesday. Tatlo injured. Pili na kayo kung sinu-sino mga yon,” he said, adding three devil emojis at the end of it. The post was made a day after the Blue Eagles topped the Fighting Maroons to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three Finals in UAAP Season 81. The post went viral not long after and Farolan came under fire for his cryptic message. He ultimately deleted the post before saying “there was sarcasm in that comment which may not have been immediately and easily perceived by some.” Now, the UP BOR has bared that Farolan has apologized for his post during their board meeting. “The BOR takes note of the apology of Farolan regarding his post that appeared to advocate the use of violence against members of the men’s basketball team of Ateneo,” its statement said. Nonetheless, the UP BOR made it a point to extend apologies to its neighboring school. “We apologize to the officials, staff, and athletes of Ateneo for any anxiety Regent Farolan’s statements may have caused. We also deeply regret the dampening of the euphoria of UP reaching the UAAP Finals,” it said. The BOR also made it a point to state that it is against Farolan’s re-appointment to the board. “Committed to a higher standard of accountability for its members, the BOR withdraws recommendation for the re-appointment of Regent Farolan,” its statement said. The BOR is made up of 11 regents – the head of the Commission on Higher Education; the president of UP; the chairperson of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts, and Culture; the chairperson of the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education; the president of the UP Alumni Association; one Faculty Regent; one Staff Regent; one Student Regent; and three presidential appointees. Farolan is a presidential appointee. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Coach Bo says UAAP Finals Game 1 proved UP can hang with Ateneo

The University of the Philippines’ Cinderella run may very well miss out on the ending it desires. Down 0-1 in the best-of-three Finals to defending champion Ateneo de Manila University, there’s a big chance the Fighting Maroons will have to settle for a runner-up finish in their best season since 1986. However, State U head coach Bo Perasol is still keeping the faith. “Very positive ako. That’s the truth.” Pressed further on the matter, Coach Bo said that despite the Game 1 loss, he and his wards proved they are no pushovers up against the heavily favored Blue Eagles. “Game 1, it gave us yung idea na beatable (yung Ateneo). Before, wala namang nagbigay nang tsansa sa amin e,” he told reporters post-game last Saturday. He then continued, “Dati, parang, ‘Okay, very good, UP,’ pero wala namang nagsasabing tatalunin namin ang Ateneo. Kung meron man, lip service lang yun, pero ito, naramdaman nila na kaya pala.” Indeed, UP kept coming at Ateneo for majority of the match-up, and it took a 14-2 run late in the game for the latter to be able to put away the former. This, even though the Fighting Maroons came into the contest as the biggest underdogs in the Finals in recent history. In fact, majority, if not all, oddsmakers put the Blue Eagles as 10.5-point favorites in Game 1. That is exactly why, somehow, someway, coach Bo believes UP still has a shot at toppling Ateneo. “Before this series, iniisip mo paano tayo mabubugbog dito. Ngayon, ang paniniwala na namin is we can compete with the defending champions if we put our minds into it and we keep doing what we have been doing this season,” he said. After all, they are where they are because they did just that – first, besting De La Salle University in the battle for the third-seed to end the elimination round; second, edging out Adamson University to discard its twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four; and third, topping the Soaring Falcons again to take a seat in the Finals. “I keep on reminding them that getting into this Finals series is not an accident. They did it themselves,” their mentor said proudly. “Baka isipin nila, mirakulo ito, pero hindi, they did it themselves. It becomes more dangerous na we’re in a knockout game and we need to beat them twice, but I told them, we’ve done this already.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

UAAP: Ateneo far from finished even after limiting Desiderio, Juan GDL

Before the beginning of the Finals of the UAAP 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament, assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga said that Ateneo de Manila University is locked in to try and slow down, or even stop, the top-ranked offense of the University of the Philippines. “We have got to play well defensively against them. they are on a roll and we have to make sure we establish our defense against them,” he said a day before Game 1. Come the Finals series opener on Saturday, the Blue Eagles did nothing but perfectly execute their game plan with Fighting Maroons’ team captain Paul Desiderio finishing with only five points on 33 percent shooting to go along with three turnovers and Mythical selection Juan Gomez de Liano scoring 17 points, but on 5-of-14 shooting while also committing six errors. Post-game, Coach Sandy reiterated the importance of muzzling UP’s top guns. As he put it, “We wanted to make sure that these guys don’t get high percentage (looks). They are very, very good players and that’s one of our targets.” One of those who did the work on that is two-way force Thirdy Ravena who had a hand in limiting both Desiderio and Juan GDL. Asked about his defense afterward, he answered, “As a competitive person, nagte-take ako nang kahit anong role especially kung makakatulong sa team. With that, I was doing my job kahit ang hirap nilang bantayan.” As they always do, however, Ateneo still saw much room for improvement even after a convincing victory. “We’re not happy with Jun Manzo getting 19 points off a good field goal percentage. We’re also not happy that we gave up 13 threes on 40 percent shooting,” coach Sandy said. He then continued, “That’s what we want to look at and what we want to work on so we can come up with a good game plan again.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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Jessy Mendiola reveals ‘fat memo’ led her to depression

Jessy Mendiola revealed another tidbit of information about her reason for getting back in shape, a "fat memo." Around one or two years ago, the self-proclaimed "Pata Queen" said she received a "fat memo" from her management due to her weight gain at the time, reports Push. "It's a proof na you can't get work if you gain weight. That's how society works," said the actress. Although Mendiola now understands the reason for the memo, back then she said the incident pushed her into depression. She recalled, "I got very depressed. Parang dumating ako sa point na, 'Ah ito na lang pala din talaga 'yung halaga ko. Kung hindi ako sexy, wala akong projects or hindi nila ako makikit...Keep on reading: Jessy Mendiola reveals ‘fat memo’ led her to depression.....»»

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Edward Barber says Maymay Entrata ‘shining brighter than any star’ after Dubai fashion gig

As if making it big in the Arab Fashion Week wasn't enough, Maymay Entrata was complimented by Edward Barber for being an "absolute star." Barber shared his thoughts on Maymay through an Instagram post uploaded Nov. 30. "You're a star. An absolute star," the actor wrote. He added, "I know this is long overdue but you shouldn't forget this: Nagdala ka ng karangalan sa ating bansa at ipinakita mo sa mga tao kung paano yakapin ang totoong pagkatao nila. You're an inspiration to many, not just me. It's an absolute pleasure to share this journey with you." (You brought honor to our country and you showed people how to embrace their true selves.) Barber also recalled how En...Keep on reading: Edward Barber says Maymay Entrata ‘shining brighter than any star’ after Dubai fashion gig.....»»

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PNP chief: NPA’s Sparrow Unit is nonexistent for three years now

      Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar Albayalde on Saturday said there are no more activities coming from the Sparrow Unit of the New People's Army (NPA) and claimed that the hit squad's last monitored existence was three years ago. "Wala na po tayong namomonitor. Although, may mga incidents the past three years kung di ako magkamali, may mga killings naitatalaga mga 136 accordingly. Pero monitored po yan [at] talagang matagal ng wala ang Sparrow Unit," Albayalde told local radio station, DZBB. (We have not seen any incidents of Sparrow Units anymore. Although, there are incidents in the past three years, if I am not mistaken, the...Keep on reading: PNP chief: NPA’s Sparrow Unit is nonexistent for three years now.....»»

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