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My sisters and I grew up in the ‘70s watching plays produced by Repertory Philippines. We enjoyed watching its musicals particularly when they starred Joy Virata, Cocoy Laurel and Menchu and Raymond Lauchengco......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 11th, 2018Related News

Rookie Doncic, veteran Barea lead Mavs past Thunder 111-96

DALLAS (AP) — Rookie Luka Doncic scored 22 points and veteran J.J. Barea added 21 off the bench, including 16 in a first-half surge, as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-96 Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time). The Mavericks won for the second time in nine games and snapped the Thunder's seven-game winning streak after they had lost their first four games of the season. Harrison Barnes and Dorian Finney-Smith scored 11 points each and Dennis Smith Jr. had 10 for Dallas. Paul George and Steven Adams had double-doubles for Oklahoma City, each finishing with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Dennis Schroder added 19 points and Jerami Grant had 13. Oklahoma City raced to an early 18-12 lead, but Barea scored 11 points in a foul-filled first quarter, including two free throws for a 23-22 lead at the end of the quarter. Barea accounted for 16 of the Mavericks' 20 points for a 32-24 lead before returning to the bench. Dallas stayed hot, building its lead to 24 points, 57-33, before the Thunder scored the last 12 points of the first half. The 34-year-old Barea was the second-oldest Maverick active for the game. He led the way as the Dallas bench outscored Oklahoma City's 22-5. The Mavericks' youngest player, 19-year-old Doncic, scored nine of his points in the third quarter. The Thunder made only 39 percent of their field goal attempts (38-for-97). In the first quarter, George and Schroder scored eight apiece for the Thunder, who committed eight of the 15 fouls in the quarter. Dallas outscored Oklahoma City 34-11 in the first 10 minutes of the second quarter. Barea scored his game-high 16 first-half points in 10 minutes. George and Schroder each had 11 at halftime. TIP-INS Thunder: Russell Westbrook missed his third game because of a sprained left ankle. . The bench scored only two points in the first half on 1-for-13 shooting. . Raymond Felton, Oklahoma City's oldest player, was born the same day as Dallas' J.J. Barea - June 26, 1984. Mavericks: Allowed a season-low 96 points -- 13 less than their previous low, 109 by Chicago on Oct. 22 . Led by J.J. Barea's 16, the bench provided 30 of Dallas' 57 first-half points. . Held the Thunder to 45 points in the first half, the fewest this season for a Dallas opponent. . The Mavericks shot 13-for-18 (72 percent) from the field in the second quarter, including 6-of-8 (75) from three-point range. UP NEXT Thunder: Play the first of two home games against Phoenix on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). Mavericks: Take a quick trip to play Chicago on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 11th, 2018Related News

Makati says Phoenix Bangkal station had no business permit

MANILA, Philippines – Contrary to the claims of the Makati City government, Phoenix Petroleum said Tuesday, November 6, that the Barangay Bangkal gasoline station which was the source of a gas leak last week had all its necessary papers to operate, including a business permit. Raymond T. Zorrilla, senior vice ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 6th, 2018Related News

Raymond Chow, film producer behind Bruce Lee, dies at age 91

HONG KONG --- Legendary Hong Kong film producer Raymond Chow, who introduced the world to Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan and even brought the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the big screen, has died at age 91. Hong Kong' secretary for commerce and economic development, Edward Yau, said in a statement Friday that Chow "helped nurture a pool of Hong Kong talents and brought them to the international stage." Chow was a journalist who became a publicist for Shaw Brothers Studios, which churned out hundreds of films and popularized the kung fu genre. Studio founder Run Run Shaw soon moved Chow to the production side of the business after Chow complained that the movies --- made on low bu...Keep on reading: Raymond Chow, film producer behind Bruce Lee, dies at age 91.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 3rd, 2018Related News

IN PHOTOS: Inside the memorial park for pets in Silang, Cavite

CAVITE, Philippines – Families visited their beloved pets at the Pet Valley Park and Crematory in Silang, Cavite, on All Saints’ Day, November 1.  Carrying flower pots, Raymond Nieto and Vanessa Garcia paid respect to their 4 babies: Chuchay, Chichit, Jill, and Cookie.  “We don’t have kids, so they became ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 2nd, 2018Related News

Laguna, Pampanga survive MPBL rivals in pair of thrilling matches

Home team Laguna and Pampanga pulled off similar thrilling victories over their respective rivals last Wednesday to keep their hopes alive for a playoff berth in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup in the Alonte Sports Arena in Binan.   Raymond Ilagan, a power forward with a decent touch from the perimeter, scored the Heroes’ last four points to tow the Heroes to a pulsating 76-72 triumph over undermanned Mandaluyong El Tigre. With his team clinging to a shaky 73-72 lead, Ilagan received a cross court pass from Michael Mabulac and nailed a mid-range jumper from the right wing with 19 seconds to go. The El Tigre had a chance to knot the count at the other end, but Josan Nimes missed a potential game-tying triple from the left corner as Ilagan pulled down the rebound and was fouled in the process. He split his charities for the final tally. Mandaluyong played without five key players in the lineup who are bound to join Alab Pilipinas in the Asean Basketball league – Ray Parks Jr., Prince Rivero, JR Alabanza, and brothers Axel and Thomas Torres. The El Tigre also played without Mac Cuan, an assistant coach at Alab, and in his absence, his brother Japs took over. Earlier, Pampanga survived Navotas, 89-88, in an equally exciting game. The two teams which figured in a trade a few weeks ago were trying to measure which of them got the better end of the deal and Levi Hernandez, the player whom the Lanterns acquired in a trade with Marlon Gomez, proved his worth. He came up with big plays, including a three-point basket off an inbound play that brought his team back to life from the brink of losing the match. His trey shoved the Lanterns within 88-86 with 20 seconds left. For Navotas, the costly errors and two missed free throws from Jai Reyes led to their endgame meltdown. A backcourt violation on Kris Porter off an inbound play allowed the Lanterns to map up a play and Juneric Baloria, who breezed past Donald Gumaru, picked up a foul from his man, resulting to two free throws that tied the game at 88-all. In the next play, the Clutch turned the ball over and Hernandez, who stole the ball from Ron Dennison, was fouled during a breakaway play. He split his charities for the final tally. But Navotas had several chances along the way as JImbo Aquino, who was fouled in Pampanga’s next play missed both charities and Reyes had to rush to the other end before he was fouled. Reyes, normally a cool and calculating guard, missed both free throws before a jump ball situation was called by the referees during a rebound struggle. The possession arrow went to Navotas, which had the last crack of mapping up a play. The play was intended for Dennison for an alley-oop, but it was tapped and went to Michole Sorela who missed a short stab as time expired.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 1st, 2018Related News

Moreno, Ortiz place 4th in Asian Gymkhana tilt

Team Philippines finished fourth overall in the second leg of the Asian Auto Gymkhana Competition (AAGC) held at the Raymond Drift Track in Mumbai, India, recently. Filipino slalom champions Jevoy...READ MORE The post Moreno, Ortiz place 4th in Asian Gymkhana tilt appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Oct 27th, 2018Related News

PBA: Chris Tiu records career-high once again in a Wednesday game at the Cuneta Astrodome

A week after setting a career-high 23 points last Oct. 17 at the Cuneta Astrodome, Chris Tiu once again exceeded his threshold for point production on Wednesday. The Rain or Shine point guard fired for 24 points on 8 for 16 shooting, including a hot shooting display in the second quarter, where he got 11 markers. His team however did not pull away with the victory, as their playoff chances got slimmer after slumping to a 2-7 record. Tiu was hit with a bittersweet moment, but more on the negative side, since the Elasto Painters were not able to carve out a much-needed win against Phoenix. Instead, their post-season berth will not lie in their own hands and instead will rely on the MVP trio of NLEX, TNT and Meralco's performances down the stretch.  "At least I know, I put out the effort and did what I could. Kinapos lang talaga. Wala, ganoon talaga ang basketball eh," the 33-year old said. When asked if the rims of the Astrodome were to his liking, the former Blue Eagle dismissed it as the ball bouncing his way. Playing at an age when many others' basketball careers begin to decline, Tiu stressed the importance of taking care of his body since he still has other committments off the court, which he needs to fulfill. The guard also knows that some of the younger players need to step up eventually in the veteran-laden squad, and knows it is his duty to be a mentor. "[The younger players have] shown a lot of promise and potential this conference despite the standing of our team. I guess, as one of the veterans of the team, I hope I can impart something to them para next time sila naman," Tiu said happily.  Leading by 16 in the third, 71-55, ROS could not sustain their momentum as the Fuel Masters zoomed in the payoff period to wrest away the win. Without the interior presence of prized big men Beau Belga (injury) and Raymond Almazan (team suspension), the team gave away too many rebounds against their liking, as their opponents emerged with 20 more boards. And just like the previous games, their fluid offense seemed to have dried out too early which eventually led to another disappointing L. "We controlled pretty much throughout the game and also some timely turnovers led to transition points that really hurt us. They made shot when it mattered and we couldn't score." __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 25th, 2018Related News

Raymond Almazan suspended, to miss rest of Governors Cup

MANILA, Philippines – After missing 7 games, Rain or Shine's Raymond Almazan will sit out the rest of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup as punishment for his unsanctioned two-week absence . Elasto Painters head coach Caloy Garcia said that "everything's settled" between Almazan and the team but bared that the lanky ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 25th, 2018Related News

Almazan shows up

Rain or Shine and disgruntled center Raymond Almazan patched up their differences, but the 6-foot-8 national team mainstay won't be returning to the Elasto Painters as they make a desperate drive to make the PBA Governors' Cup playoffs. Almazan finally appeared before co-owner Raymund Yu and other members of team management on Monday afternoon. He apologized after weeks of unauthorized absence from practices and the Painters' last six games. Going AWOL (absent without leave) had a lot to do with Almazan's differences with coach Caloy Garcia. Although they agreed to talk, the former Letran ace, drafted third overall under Yeng Guiao in 2013, cannot escape sanctions. A trade is al...Keep on reading: Almazan shows up.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 22nd, 2018Related News

U2 pays tribute to terrorist attack victims in Manchester show

U2 paid its respects to the victims of the May 2017 terrorist attack by dedicating the song "13. There is a Light" in their Oct. 19 show at the Manchester Arena in England. Frontman Bono made the dedication as the band prepared to play the closing song for a set. "This is a prayer for the safety of your children," said Bono before he started singing as reported by NME. The May 2017 Manchester Arena terrorist attack involved Islamic extremists detonating homemade bombs following the concert of American singer Ariana Grande. Twenty-two civilians were killed in the attack. YouTube user Raymond Jager shared a two-minute clip of Bono solemnly singing "There Is a Light" as the spo...Keep on reading: U2 pays tribute to terrorist attack victims in Manchester show.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 20th, 2018Related News

Beau Belga injury adds to Rain or Shine s woes

ANTIPOLO CITY, Philippines – Just as Rain or Shine is starting to pick up steam in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup following a horrendous start, it is dealt another huge blow with an injury to big man Beau Belga. Already playing without star center Raymond Almazan, the Elasto Painters might ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 19th, 2018Related News

PBA: Almazan will have to regain spot with ROS says Garcia: 'Magkahiyaan naman tayo'

The Raymond Almazan saga could be nearing its conclusion. Almazan, Rain or Shine's top center, was still a no show Wednesday at the Cuneta Astrodome as the Elasto Painters won back-to-back games in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup, beating Northport by 22 points. It's been weeks since Almazan went AWOL for Rain or Shine and contact with him has been limited and spotty at best. But with ROS picking up a 120-98 decision over the Batang Pier, pushing the Elasto Painters' record to 2-2 without Almazan and 2-4 for the conference, some light has been shed on the big man's mysterious disappearance. For one, it appears that Almazan is set to finally sit down with team management to sort this one out. "Wala pa ako nababalitaan," head coach Caloy Garcia said. "Actually with Raymond, I think they're having a meeting on Saturday. I haven't talked to him, I think management will talk to him on Saturday," he added. With rumors flying around that Garcia is part of the reason why Almazan decided to go AWOL, the Rain or Shine mentor simply brushed it off. Garcia defended himself, saying that he's only doing his job as head coach and would like to keep things professional overall. "Actually for me, nagulat nga ako dun na ako tinuro eh. At the end of the day I'm just doing my job. There was just a time that I told him... kasi madalas siya mag-absent at ma-late, we're losing and we needed him to come in and work. I didn't know that that's gonna cause this because lahat naman tanggap nila everybody comes in early and works and it's working right now," Garcia said. "If that's the reason why, it's my job to discipline the players. Samin nga wala nga kaming fine eh, so wag naman nila i-ano, sobra sobra naman na alam mo na. Basically we're just trying to be professionals," he added. With Rain or Shine chasing a playoff spot in the Governors' Cup, the Elasto Painters could certainly use the boost that Almazan is set to give once he returns to the team. However, Almazan's actual return will not be as simple as him showing up and being fielded for the rest of Rain or Shine's games this season. "Just be professional, yun lagi kong iniisip. If he shows up in practice and wants to play, then he has to work for it. Basically yun sinasabi ko sa mga players, magkahiyaan naman tayo," Garcia said. "You see players come in and really work hard that I don't even give chances to play. Pero sabi ko nga sa kanila, they should set good examples, especially the veterans. Hopefully, if ever mapa-isip siya maglaro, I hope he comes ready to play as a professional," he added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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

Almazan’s trade stock rises

At least six teams reportedly expressed willingness to trade for Raymond Almazan despite him being tagged as “missing in action” by Rain or Shine in the ongoing Governors’ Cup of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). A source closely monitoring the situation said Almazan’s trade value is at an all-time high and could land a handsome […].....»»

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

As Almazan goes missing, six PBA teams interested in his services

Six teams are interested in exploring possibilities to acquire the services of embattled Rain or Shine big man Raymond Almazan, a source close to the situation said.........»»

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

PBA: So where in the world is Raymond Almazan?

The Raymond Almazan saga continues. The Rain or Shine center has been MIA for the Elasto Painters since last week. Initial word was he had to deal with a family emergency, causing him to miss the team's loss to Alaska. Almazan was still nowhere to be found in Rain or Shine's loss to Blackwater last Sunday and he was officially declared MIA by head coach Caloy Garcia. Three days later, there's still no word on Almazan. Even NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao, who used to coach Almazan in Rain or Shine and acts as a godfather to the former Letran Knight, has no idea where Raymond is. "Asawa niya nga hindi alam eh, alangan naman ako maka-alam noon," Guiao said. "I did not make any attempt to reach out to him. I actually talked to coach Caloy [Garcia], kinamusta ko lang. Sabi naman ni coach Caloy, subukan nilang ayusin, subukan nilang kausapin but sila rin, wala pang contact. That's all I can say about the situation," he added. Veteran sports agent Danny Espiritu, who represents Almazan, also has nothing on where Raymond is. Espiritu says his last contact with Almazan was two days ago via text. "Two days agin nung nag-text siya sakin. Wala pa akong update sa kanya. Sabi niya sakin, antayin ko lang daw, inaayos pa raw niya yung problema niya. Matatapos din daw. Pero di ko alam nasaan siya, di niya sinabi sakin," he said. "Nakausap ko naman yung misis niya, sabi nung misis niya wala naman daw siyang problema. Eh di ko lang alam kung ano… eh dalawa yung pamilya niya, di ba? Doon sa mother side niya, yung mga kapatid niya roon, yung mother niya, ganyan. [Tapos] yung pamilya niya naman doon sa asawa. So di ko alam kung may problema doon [mother side], pero yung misis niya, sabi ng misis niya sakin, wala naman daw problema," Espiritu added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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

Missing-in-action Almazan dealing with problem, says agent

Three days into the Raymond Almazan’s disapperaing episode with Rain or Shine and the lanky but athletic big man remains off the grid......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 10th, 2018Related News

Raymond Almazan goes AWOL for luckless Rain or Shine

STA. ROSA CITY, Philippines – As if Rain or Shine's woes in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup couldn't get any worse, it is now missing star center Raymond Almazan for unknown reasons. Almazan was nowhere to be found as the Elasto Painters absorbed a 93-99 loss to Blackwater on Sunday, October ........»»

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

Garcia to Tomas: Meet cops regularly

WITH the growing peace and order concerns in Cebu City, Councilor Raymond Garcia has urged Mayor Tomas Osmeña to take action. “I don’t like to make any comments until and unless an investigation is made because it’s hard to listen only to one side without listening to the side of the police,” Garcia said when… link: Garcia to Tomas: Meet cops regularly.....»»

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

Smashing debut: Giannis, Bucks cruise in new arena s opener

By The Associated Press Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks put on a smashing opening-night performance at their new arena. Antetokounmpo had 19 points, 13 rebounds and five assists, and the Bucks routed the Chicago Bulls 116-82 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) in the first game at the Fiserv Forum. The Bucks had the look of contenders under new coach Mike Budenholzer, scoring 63 points in the first half of their preseason opener and leading by as much as 34 points. Their new arena opened in August and the Bucks looked right at home there against the Bulls, overwhelming them on the backboards with a 64-43 rebound advantage. Bobby Portis led Chicago with 17 points and Kris Dunn added 10. BUCKS: Eric Bledsoe added 16 points, Khris Middleton scored 15 and Pat Connaughton had 12 points on four three-pointers. ... First-rounder Donte DiVincenzo scored just two points on 1-of-9 shooting but grabbed seven boards in 19 minutes ... Budenholzer spent the last five seasons as Atlanta coach. BULLS: Jabari Parker was 1-of-12 from the field and scored two points in his return to Milwaukee, where the Bucks’ former No. 2 pick played his first four seasons. ... No. 7 pick Wendell Carter Jr. had nine points on 4-of-8 shooting. UP NEXT: The Bucks (1-0) play Minnesota at the Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa, on Sunday (next Monday, PHL time). The Bulls (1-1) visit Charlotte on Monday (next Tuesday, PHL time). PISTONS 97, THUNDER 91 Andre Drummond had 31 points and 16 rebounds, and scored the go-ahead points on a three-point play that gave visiting Detroit a 94-91 lead with 1:37 left. Ish Smith’s three-pointer with 17 seconds left capped the scoring. Stanley Johnson scored 10 of his 14 points in the first half for the Pistons. Dennis Schroder had 21 points and nine assists and Steven Adams added 17 points and 12 boards for Oklahoma City. PISTONS: Blake Griffin did not play. ... Glen Robinson III had 11 points, and Reggie Bullock and Zaza Pachulia scored 10 each. ... Dwane Casey made his debut as the Pistons’ head coach after seven seasons in Toronto, including a 59-win campaign in 2017-18. THUNDER: Russell Westbrook and Paul George did not play. ... Raymond Felton had 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting in 19 minutes. UP NEXT: The Pistons (1-0) travel to San Antonio on Thursday (Friday, PHL time). The Thunder (0-1) visit Minnesota on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). KNICKS 107, NETS 102 Rookie Allonzo Trier scored 25 points, Enes Kanter had 22 points and 20 rebounds, and the Knicks took the first of two preseason meetings between the city rivals. Caris LeVert scored 15 points for the Nets in their preseason opener. The teams meet again at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 12 (Oct. 13, PHL time) on the final night of preseason play. KNICKS: New York closed the first half with a 24-6 burst, turning a 40-26 deficit into a 50-46 lead. ... Rookie Mitchell Robinson limped to the locker room early in the fourth quarter with an apparent ankle injury. ... Veteran Courtney Lee missed his second straight game with a strained neck. NETS: Spencer Dinwiddie and rookie Rodions Kurucs each scored 13 points. ... D’Angelo Russell had 11 points but shot just 4-for-12. ... The Nets were 8-for-41 (19.5 percent) from three-point range. DeMarre Carroll missed all four of his attempts in an overall 0-for-5, scoreless performance. ... Brooklyn was without veteran forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (left abductor strain) and newcomers Shabazz Napier (strained right hamstring) and Kenneth Faried (sore left ankle). UP NEXT: New York (2-0) hosts New Orleans on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). ... Brooklyn (0-1) visits Detroit on Monday (next Tuesday, PHL time). SUNS 91, NEW ZEALAND BREAKERS 86 No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton reached a double-double with five minutes left in the second quarter and finished with 21 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks. The Suns briefly trailed in the middle of the first quarter before taking the lead for good at 17-15. Corey Webster led the Breakers with 27 points and seven assists. SUNS: Ayton is shooting 62.1 percent from the field and averaging 22.5 points and 12 rebounds in two preseason games. ... Trevor Ariza added 16 points and TJ Warren scored 13. ... No. 10 pick Mikal Bridges had two points in 19 minutes. NEW ZEALAND BREAKERS: Tai Wesley added 15 points and Patrick Richard scored 11. ... New Zealand made just 35.6 percent from the field and 6-of-25 from three-point range. UP NEXT: The Suns (1-1) host Portland on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). CLIPPERS 128, TIMBERWOLVES 101 Tobias Harris shot 4-for-5 from three-point range and scored 23 points, and Danilo Gallinari added 22 points and Boban Marjanovic had 15 points in 11 minutes for the Clippers. Los Angeles never trailed after the early moments and pulled away in the second quarter. Karl Anthony-Towns led Minnesota with 18 points. Andrew Wiggins and Tyus Jones added 12 points each. CLIPPERS: Rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a pair of 3-pointers in the first quarter and finished with 12 points. ... The Clippers’ other first-round pick Jerome Robinson scored five. ... Gallinari had 14 points in the first eight minutes and 20 in the first half. ... Avery Bradley and Luc Mbah A Moute did not play. TIMBERWOLVES: Jimmy Butler, the subject of ongoing trade rumors, did not play for a second straight game. ... Second-round pick Keita Bates-Diop had 11 points and Anthony Tolliver scored 10. UP NEXT: The Clippers (2-0) face the Lakers at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). The Timberwolves (1-1) host Oklahoma City on Friday (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 4th, 2018Related News