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INSIDER MEDIATORS: This is about self determination, not determination by others

(Statement of the Insider Mediators, read at the press conference of civil society organizations at the Dapitan Room of EDSA Shangrila Hotel on 17 July 2018. Insider Mediators is a platform for the Bangsamoro from various sectors who try to work within their respective organizations to achieve a wider consensus on major Moro issues such […].....»»

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Josh Hart matures during summer league, wins MVP

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Josh Hart wasn’t around to see the conclusion of the summer league as he was ejected from the championship game after criticizing the officials. The Lakers fell short in the title game, losing to Portland 91-73 on Tuesday night. Hart earned league MVP honors for a stellar two-week performance. He had a team-record 37 points in the double-overtime win over Cleveland in the semifinals on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). Yet, his main takeaway from the game was that he, “missed two clutch free throws.” His performance on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) surpassed the 36-point effort by Lonzo Ball last year. “I don’t go for individual accolades,” said Hart, who finished with 12 points in the title game. “That’s never been a reason why I played this game. I play this game to win. That’s the biggest thing, I came here to win, I came here to dominate.” And while the Lakers couldn’t repeat as summer league champions, and he did anything but dominate during his disappointing appearance in the final, the 6'5" shooting guard’s evolution since the conclusion of his rookie season is what became apparent, and exactly what the Lakers needed to see. “We’ve been going since the middle of May, we focused on some things he needed to work on, talked about leadership qualities going into summer league because he was one of our veteran presence that has played legit NBA minutes, and he took all those things and carried into the three-week process here - and he was phenomenal every night,” Lakers summer league coach Miles Simon said. “I really love Josh for that because he fought to continue to play cause he’s a competitor and he’s a winner and we’re trying to build a championship mentality throughout our organization and we talk about those things every day. And Josh embodied all those things over this time.” He embodied the type of player Lakers coach Luke Walton is hoping will complement a lineup that is sure to be resuscitated with the most polarizing figure in sports - LeBron James. “Josh is a phenomenal player, I have fun watching him grow from school, it’s amazing,” said Portland’s KJ McDaniels, who scored 17 points and earned game MVP honors. “He did great leading his team every day. It’s always good going against the best guys in the league. He’s going to do great things with the Lakers.” Sidelined in March after undergoing surgery to repair a broken left hand, Hart finished the regular season averaging 7.9 points per game and grabbing 4.2 rebounds per game. He also shot 39.6 percent from three-point range, leading the team in three-point percentage. Since the offseason Simon said the focus has been to push Hart with a few aspects of his game that needed improvement: ball handling, shooting off the dribble and working off a pick-and-roll. “Nothing that he did here surprised me, it’s things we concentrated on and that he’s worked on,” Simon said. “He brings it every day to the gym in the offseason with a tremendous work ethic and you can see the payoff here in summer league. And that is going to be a great springboard for him going into training camp.”.....»»

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JONES CUP: Ateneo gets back on track at expense of Japan

Ateneo de Manila University started strong and finished even stronger to barge back onto the win column in the 2018 William Jones Cup. Thirdy Ravena had all the answers in the endgame as the young Blue Eagles lost a 14-point lead, but dug deep to hold off the Team B of the Japanese national team, 80-74, on Wednesday at the Xinzhuang Gymnasium in Taiwan. The UAAP champions established a 48-34 lead in the third quarter before the Japanese came roaring back with a 29-14 rampage to grab a 63-62 edge in the final frame. In the ensuing possession, UAAP Season 80 Mythical selection Ravena took the ball right to the rim where he made good on the basket plus the bonus. That uncorked an 8-1 burst that took back the advantage in favor of Ateneo, 70-63. Japan yet again threatened at 70-72 inside the last two minutes only to see Gian Mamuyac nail a tough midrange jumper and Ravena register a resounding rejection that closed the door on them once and for all. Incoming fourth-year forward Ravena wound up with 14 points, nine rebounds, three steals, and one block. Ivorian reinforcement Angelo Kouame had his own 15-point, 14-rebound double-double on top of two blocks. Behind the end-to-end play of Ravena, the Blue Eagles swooped back on the right track, evening their standing at 2-2. The Philippine team will now turn its attention to Indonesian club team CLS Knights on Thursday. Takuma Sato paced Japan with 12 points. BOX SCORES ATENEO PILIPINAS 80 - Kouame 15, Ravena 14, Wong 11, Nieto Ma 10, Mamuyac 9, Mendoza 8, Nieto Mi 5, Verano 4, Black 2, Go 2, Maagdenberg 0, White 0. JAPAN 74 - Sato 12, Takahashi 11, Imamura 10, Hashimoto 9, Tamaki 8, Namizato 6, Hiraiwa 5, Toews 5, Schafer 5, Nakanishi 3, Sugiura 0, Inoue 0. QUARTER SCORES: 21-13, 37-31, 60-55, 80-74. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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NU Bullpups to wear the flag in 2018 Asean School Games

Not even a month after playing for Batang Gilas in the 2018 FIBA Under-17 World Cup, Gerry Abadiano, Terrence Fortea, and Carl Tamayo will be playing for flag and country anew in the 2018 Asean School Games. The three national youth team players banner the Philippine team represented by Nazareth School of National University in the regional meet scheduled for July 19 to 27 in Malaysia. Earlier in the month, Abadiano, Fortea, and Tamayo were key cogs for Batang Gilas who registered the country’s best finish in the FIBA U17 Worlds at 13th place. Now, heady guard Abadiano, streaky shooter Fortea, and versatile big man Tamayo will be joined by Harold Alarcon, Aaron Buensalida, Vince Cuajao, Dom Dayrit, John Felicida, Cyril Gonzales, Kevin Quiambao, Joshua Ramirez, Reyland Torres. Of course, multi-titled mentor Goldwyn Monteverde will be calling the shots for Team Philippines backed by Freego. NU was awarded the right to represent the Filipinos after winning the 2018 Palarong Pambansa earlier in the year. They will be competing against the best young talent Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand have to offer. In the girls tournament, Chiang Kai Shek College, supported by SM, will be defending its title. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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PSC holds anti-doping summit

THE Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will take the lead in helping educate the public -- not only the athletes -- about new anti-doping campaign being undertaken by the World Anti-Doping Agency. This was stressed by Philippine Sports Institute (PSI) Director Marc Edward Velasco at the start of the PSC-organized 2018….....»»

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Frayna in vengeful wins in Barcelona

WGM Janelle Mae Frayna is doing well in the XX Obert Internacional Sant Marti 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. Frayna swept No. 58 seed Khudov Oleksandr of Ukraine in the fourth round and No. 104 IM Manish Kadam of India in the fifth round to move into a tie for 12th….....»»

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LIST: Rerouting scheme for SONA 2018

The Quezon City Police District and the Department of Transportation released the rerouting scheme for the third State of the Nation Address of President Duterte on Monday, July 23......»»

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ONE: Folayang needs to ‘keep winning’ as he eyes another title shot

Eduard Folayang once ruled ONE Championship's lightweight division for nearly a year until one pinpoint strike from Martin Nguyen ended that 364-day reign in 2017. Less than a year has passed since Folayang relinquished the belt to Nguyen, who is the current featherweight champion, but the old lion once again attempts to sit on the throne he once sat on. Folayang has since won his comeback fight back in May of 2018 against Kharun Atlangeriev, and he hopes that another win could catapult him to the title picture. Team Lakay's 34-year-old senior member will go up against undefeated Russian Aziz Pahrudinov, five years his junior, on July 27 and Folayang knows a win will help hi...Keep on reading: ONE: Folayang needs to ‘keep winning’ as he eyes another title shot.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 5 hr. 32 min. ago Related News

Jones Cup: Ateneo halts slide, beats Japan

Ateneo stopped its two-game skid and fended off Japan, 80-74, for its second win in the 2018 William Jones Cup Wednesday at Xinzhuang Gymnasium. The Blue Eagles improved to 2-2 after losing two straight games while Japan dropped to 1-3. Angelo Kouame put up 15 points, 14 rebounds, three steals, and two blocks to lead Ateneo, which enjoyed balanced scoring in trumping the Japanese. Thirdy Ravena flirted with a double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds to go along three steals while Adrien Wong and Matt Nieto had 11 and 10 points, respectively. Takuma Sato led Japan with 12 points while Koyo Takahashi and Keita Imamura had 11 and 10 points, respectively. Ateneo also...Keep on reading: Jones Cup: Ateneo halts slide, beats Japan.....»»

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Angono police told: Preventing rape starts with changing mindsets

It's 2018 and women are still being blamed for rape. Netizens have spoken: this mindset needs to change. The Angono Municipal Police Station learned this the hard way on Wednesdaywhen an information material providing tips on how to avoid falling victim to rape earned the ire of netizens. READ: Angono police draw flak over 'how to prevent rape' FB post While the police force's intention may be good, as acknowledged by critics, the tips shared did not sit well with the public. Among the tips were "not wearing short clothes" and "not drinking when on a date." Critics said the police need to update their mindset on dealing with rape and to stop blaming victims of sexual a...Keep on reading: Angono police told: Preventing rape starts with changing mindsets.....»»

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Duterte to rehearse for SONA 2018 on July 22 - Rappler

Duterte to rehearse for SONA 2018 on July 22 - Rappler.....»»

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Cebu City to Distribute Senior Citizen’s Financial Assistance on July 21

Good news for the senior citizens of Cebu City, he Cebu City government will distribute the financial assistance for senior citizens on July 21, 2018. According to Cebu City Public Information Office, Each qualified senior citizen of Cebu City will receive P1,000 pesos each and will be distributed to their respective distributing areas. The Cebu […].....»»

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July 18, 2018 Visayas Weather Forecast

REGIONAL WEATHER FORECAST Forecast Areas: Visayas, Palawan, Occidental Mindoro Issued at: 6:00 AM, 18 July 2018 Valid Beginning: 6:00 AM today until 6:00 AM tomorrow SYNOPSIS: At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 540 km East of Aparri, Cagayan (19.0 N, 126.7 E). Southwest Monsoon […].....»»

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Duterte to rehearse for SONA 2018 on July 22

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte will devote Sunday, July 22, to rehearsals for his 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) happening the day after, on Monday, July 23. "Rehearsals of the President for the SONA will be on Sunday," reads a message from Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News6 hr. 45 min. ago Related News

Pinoy pool bet Lee Van Corteza pockets Japan Open 2018 title

  MANILA, Philippines – Filipino cue artist Lee Vann Corteza toppled Japanese Naoyuki Oi, 8-7, to rule the men's 10-ball in the the 31st Japan Open 2018 Championship on Monday, July 16, at the New Pier Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Corteza outlasted the hometown bet in a thrilling finale ........»»

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June Mar Fajardo on track for historic 5th PBA MVP

MANILA, Philippines – June Mar Fajardo continues his march to unprecented heights as he stays on track for a record-shattering 5th Most Valuable Player award.  The San Miguel Beermen center leads the league in the MVP race this season after averaging 29.6 statistical points (SPs) through the quarterfinals of the ........»»

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Radyo Mindanao July 18, 2018

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Jehovah s Witnesses Tagalog convention set in New Jersey

BLACKWOOD, New Jersey - More than 1,100 Tagalog speakers from Midwestern and Eastern United States are expected at the 2018 'Maging Matapang' (Be Brave) regional convention of Jehovah.....»»

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Player of the Week: Fajardo closes in on another finals stint

Fajardo earned his second Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award in the 2018 Commissioner's Cup after what had been a dominant stretch for the reigning four-time MVP.........»»

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Orange troops to keep Jakarta clean during Asian Games

The 'orange troops' clear out ditches on March 2, 2017 along Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan in Central Jakarta by pulling out cable jackets that had clogged the waterway. (The Jakarta Post/Wie.....»»

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